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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Shelling With the Chicago Sisters

The Chicago sisters spent two mornings shelling the out islands. We left at first light on our first outing and enjoyed the solitude on the water and on the beach. The wind and tide were in our favor. On our second trip we went to another favorite spot and found many sea urchins.  Thank you Chicago sisters for another fun two days of exploring whatever comes are way. Capt. Brian

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

80th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival

 This month was the 80th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival which is always held the first week in March. My entry this year was the growth series of the albino prickly cockle. No ribbon this year, but there is always next year and more shells to find. It is always fun seeing old friends and making new ones. The work in the artistic division is amazing. I hope you enjoy the photos and I hope to see you next year for the 81st Sanibel Shell Festival.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Off The Beaten Path With Kathy

Kathy and I spent the day exploring the beaches and some new locations. We found a live cone shell, which was exciting for both of us. Neither one of us had seen this species live before. (no live shells were taken)  I always look forward to exploring with Kathy, this day was no exception.  Thank you Kathy for another day of exploring the islands.