Capt.Brian Exploring By Air

Capt.Brian Exploring By Air

I took the day off the water and explored by air. It was an absolute pleasure to fly over my favorite islands and see things from a different perspective. I observed a small waterway that I did not know was there. I look forward to paddle boarding this new piece of water on the next full moon tide. You can never learn enough of what is in your own backyard.  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 02:08h, 23 July

    That is so cool! Are you a pilot also, or were you the passenger? I love looking down on the Islands when we come in for the final approach to Ft. Myers. Wonderful photos!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:51h, 23 July

    How fabulous!!!! I am soooo jealous 🙂

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 17:52h, 23 July

    Wow. What a neat way to spend a day off, providing another way to see the beauty of the islands.

  • Karen Blackford
    Posted at 20:48h, 23 July

    I see a drone in your future.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 20:48h, 23 July

    Did you get a pilot's license? I love seeing the islands from the air. Flying down the coast is my favorite part of the flight.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:40h, 24 July

    No pilots license, just a passenger.

  • Susan
    Posted at 05:45h, 28 July

    Wow – That's wonderful! Headed your way Aug. 16-20 – any openings?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 05:50h, 28 July

    Susan, I have a couple of dates open. Email me and we can see what works. Brian