Today was a beautiful day on the water. I watched the sunrise and the sunset. In between the sun's activity I was busy watching nature and educating along the way. Many photos were taken. Hope you enjoy these. Capt. Brian...

You can never learn enough about shells. This family knows their shells. Pat, Jen, Izzy, Ben ,Ursla and dad. I find myself researching uncommon shells they find on every trip. Ben found wentletraps, Jen found a fossilized shark tooth, (in a very unique place)...

Stefan is a lifelong sheller and Dorit is a photographer. We watched the sunrise on the water and dolphins playing in the heavy surf. Dorit took some great shots of the dolphin surfing in the high waves. Stefan was very interesting to talk to about...

I enjoyed showing the Dawson Family (aka Team Dawson) around the islands. Team Dawson is Mark, Alicia, Aubree, Davis, Cale and Bram. We started by exploring the sandbar off of Captiva. The kids had fun swimming and playing in the water and enjoying the birdlife...

The second trip of the Chicago sisters started before the sunrise. We traveled to a lone stretch of water, shut the engine off and drifted with the tide as we watched night become day. Next we traveled to favorite island number one. The sisters enjoyed...

We left the dock under the sliver of a sunrise. We headed to the sandbar off Captiva which is growing and growing in the Gulf, so much that you could call it an island. The island/sandbar is nothing but sand and seashells. We started the...

Captain Brian and Rachel with her ribbon winner sailor valentine. Rachel's Sailor Valentine   Sea Urchin Spines Pocket Watch                     Sailor valentine by Sandy Moran.   A sample of┬áSandy Moran's beautiful sailor valentines.   More Artistic Shell Crafting by various talented artists.               The Scientific Division amazes me every year.   Can you believe the size of this tulip?   The...