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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Explorer Family

 It is always a pleasure to see the faces of Ursla, Izzy, Ben, Jennifer, Pat and Walter walk down the dock. Ben, Izzy and Ursla (the kids) always stump me with questions and answers.  The kids are excellent shellers, and sometimes a little competitive. Jennifer has a very good eye for finding shells just off the radar. (maybe that's where her kids get this from.) We had two excellent days of shelling with many highlights. Ben found many crown conchs. Lizzy  found horse conchs and crown conchs. Jennifer found many beautiful orange scallops. Ursula, well... She needed to wash the sand off her hands so I went with her to wash her hands off in the surf. When she finished washing her hands a lions paw washed up. (I guess it was a good time to wash your hands) It was a great two days of shelling with the explorer family. I look forward to our trips in March and April.       Capt. Brian


Kathy H said...

Wow. The family had a great day(s) to be on the water. The spikes on the Kings crown in the photo were wonderful. And the worm shells were cool. And finding both a flat scallop and a lions special. Great shelling!

Gail Douglas said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos. I'm just sitting here with single digit temps outside, transporting my mind to the warmth of SW Florida! Wonderful finds, especially the paw!

Morgan said...

How cool! Look how low that tide is. What a fun trip.