The water has been beautiful and extremely clear around Cayo Costa Island. I spent four wonderful, starry moon filled nights on the island last week. The days were spent exploring barefoot through mangrove swamps looking at old forgotten trees and isolated Osprey nests. Paddling my kayak allowed access to remote regions of the

island. I observed little green heroins, mangroves crabs, and listened to the sounds of Osprey catching fish. New secret spots were discovered.
Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

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