Capt. Brian Working Behind The Clouds

Capt. Brian Working Behind The Clouds

I am very excited to let you  know about the classes I have been participating in. The Florida Marine Science Educators class was a  great learning experience.  I look forward to learning more from other classmates on other excursions. Florida SEE… My goal is to reach platinum level . It is the highest level you can obtain. I met with a Florida SEE evaluator this week to review the expectations to achieve this.  This week  was a week of goals. I look forward to reaching these goals and I will update you when I reach these goals.

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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 15:32h, 12 August

    Good for you Brian! It's wonderful because you share so much of your knowledge with your clients, which helps to enrich their Florida experience.

  • Melanie
    Posted at 10:02h, 13 August

    That cloud picture is a keeper!

  • Moira
    Posted at 10:02h, 13 August

    Brian – way to go! Your enthusiasm for the area and your knowledge base is already awesome. Happy to hear that you are improving even more!! Keep up the good work!

    …and I agree with Kim!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 22:04h, 13 August

    The blog title makes me think of the Wizard of Oz and "the man behind the curtain" 🙂 I agree with Melanie – love the cloud picture! Wonderful that you are so commited to what you do and are always finding ways to learn and grow – ditto to what Kim and Moira said!