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, October 28, 2015

Exploring With Bonnie And Dean

Bonnie and Dean have been coming to the islands for over three decades. I always enjoy our adventures on the water. Our adventure started just north of secret spot 13. Bonnie zigzagged back and forth on the beach while Dean cruised behind her picking up sea urchins. Next we went to a spot off the beaten path. Then we stopped by secret spot no name, enjoyed the view and told a few stories:)  Thank you Bonnie and Dean for another adventure on the water.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shelling With Sheri

Here are some recent pictures from a shelling trip to the barrier islands with Sheri.  We started the day before the sun was up and returned after lunch.  The sunrise light provided great photographing opportunities.  Sheri found an assortment of shells and even a brittle star.   You never know what surprises mother ocean is going to provide from day to day.  This was a stellar day with Sheri. Thanks for chartering me for another great trip!  Capt. Brian

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Guest Speaker at Florida Gulf Coast University


Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker for a Marine Systems Class at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).  The focus was on a chapter called the "Dynamic Shoreline" and I was happy to be able share some of the pictures I have taken on the dynamic shoreline of Cayo Costa Island.  I was able to provide first hand knowledge of how the shoreline changes with the wind, water and waves through various pictures I have taken over the past 20 years. I enjoyed reviewing old notes, papers and books on Cayo Costa in preparation for this college class.  Hopefully the students gained some knowledge and enjoyed my presentation as much as I did.