Beautiful Day On The Water

Beautiful Day On The Water

Pat and her daughter Jen relaxed and explored with me for a whole day. We had a blast! The morning light was inspiring through the lens of the camera. Jen enjoyed exploring off the beaten path and capturing the morning light with her camera. Pat and Jen are always ready for an adventure, so what better to explore than a sandbar that had just formed 48 hours before. Then it was off to secret spot number 11 where we spent the afternoon with nothing but solitude and seashells.  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.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 09:18h, 06 March

    What a fun day exploring for them, especially with the new sandbar. It looks like they hit the jackpot with sharks eyes, gaudy nauticas, and sand dollars. And to find a brittle star starfish. How lucky!

  • Morgan
    Posted at 18:34h, 07 March

    they hit the jackpot!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 23:56h, 08 March

    Someone was a bit green with envy when she saw all of those Shark's Eyes! Over it now 🙂 Judging by your photos, it looks like it was a fabulous day on the water!

  • Jules
    Posted at 23:56h, 08 March

    Love your photo interpretation of the day – the stars, the anemone?, the feather and the crab! Oh, and the pellies!

  • Janet from IL
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 March

    Beautiful photos!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:39h, 10 March

    Thank you Jules. I like your way of thinking:)

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 07:03h, 31 March

    Wow, wonderful pictures and perfect sea shells. I am so so envious!! Cannot wait to come back to SW Florida and especially Captiva/Sanibel

    All the best, Kerstin from Germany