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.”
We left the dock as the sun was rising. Kathy has traveled with me many times. We started our trip by exploring the flats. The morning light was perfect for taking pictures. Next it was off to secret spot number 2, where many sea urchins were collected. Then it was off to lunch on a small island where we observed gopher tortoises in the wild and walked the nature trail on this historic little island. Then we traveled to another isolated stretch of beach to explore for the rest of the afternoon. Another wonderful day on the water with Kathy. Thank you! Capt Brian
The weather was perfect for boating with Gail and Zak. Zak is a skilled boatman who is eager to learn new skills while we are on the water. Gail is an avid sheller who enjoyed seeing the dolphin and hearing them breath. The bird life was most enjoyable as well as the company. I always look forward to time on the water with Gail and Zak. Thank you both for a great day on the water.
Four veteran water ladies spent the afternoon with me relaxing and exploring. The afternoon's weather was perfect. We went to secret spot number 11 and walked the beach. The beach was filled with coquinas as far as the eye could see. A large lightning whelk was found soon after setting foot on the beach. Then a seahorse was found. It was that kind of day. Next it was to a local watering hole off the beaten path. Great fun was had and good conversations were exchanged. The water was slick calm on the return to Captiva. We observed many dolphin playing and enjoyed more great conversations. Many thanks to the Jersey ladies for a fun afternoon of relaxing and exploring.