Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat

“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Unexpected Surprise!

It was a perfect day on the water with  David, Arlene, Jack and Linda from the beautiful state of South Dakota. David is an avid photographer and on this trip we both got an unexpected surprise to photograph, Manta Rays! It has been over 2 decades since these rays have been spotted close to the islands. You can often see spotted eagle rays, cow nose rays and the southern stingray but not the manta ray. David got some great shots of the rays and thanks to his wife for spotting them, I also got some great shots. After a nice walk on the beach and photography on the beach we went to secret spot no number and had a delicious lunch made by Linda. You never know what will appear in the lens of your camera. Thanks for a great day on the water!  
              Capt. Brian


Melanie said...

You never cease to amaze me! Xoxo

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh how cool to see that and get to photograph it.

Looks nice seeing people in bathing suits. We had -5 with -35 wind chills here today. :-)

Nancy said...

What a pretty day. We haven't seen sky that blue for months. I remember seeing a spotted eagle ray flying out of the water not far from Cayo that looked huge. How big were the manta rays?

Shelllady said...

Capt. Brian....I just visited your site and found out that a ray I put back in the water today WAS a manta ray!!! I knew it looked like it, but didn't realize they were her anymore, or that small!!! I linked my blog to your site since you are our resident expert!! How awesome! that they are here!! Thanks again for your expertise!!!