Capt. Brian’s Day Off

Capt. Brian’s Day Off

I traveled to  a remote region of Florida not on many maps called Devils Garden. The landscape was  full of solitude, wildlife and cattle. I enjoyed watching the landscapes and the sun rise through the lens of the camera. I also missed Cayo Costa.

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.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 18:27h, 15 September

    You actually got a day off! It's your own fault for being such a great nature/shell guide.

  • iLoveShelling
    Posted at 19:37h, 16 September

    Hi Brian! Looove that shot of the sun coming through the trees with the spanish moss. I miss Cayo Costa too.