Adventures With Capt. Brian

Adventures With Capt. Brian

Kevin and Shawn are always ready for an adventure. This day was no exception. We found the rare lions paw. We explored the back country then went to favorite island number one and walked the beach. The next part of the trip we observed Pre-Columbian shell mounds and had an in depth conversation about the architecture of the mounds. I enjoyed the questions from both Kevin and Shawn. They both have a knack for cultivating my mind. I look forward to my mind being cultivated on our next trip. Capt. Brian
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.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 23:36h, 27 May

    A lions paw! We were going to look for one, and forgot! Oh well, that just gives us a goal for the next trip.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 10:24h, 28 May

    Wow. What a great lion's paw as well as many other beautiful shells. Looks like it was a wonderful day.