Captain Brian Goes Astray

Captain Brian Goes Astray

I don’t often stray to crowded beaches, but today I competed in a 1 mile Paddle Board Race at Fort Myers Beach.  I have looked forward to paddling in this race for some time.  I paddled hard and I  am proud of receiving the honor of 2nd Place.  Now I am anxious to get back to my favorite spot to listen to the familiar sounds and smells of a beach I call home.

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.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 11:27h, 06 May

    That looks like fun. Is it hard to do. I've never been on a surfboard I'd probably still be paddling. Lol. It is weird seeing a lot of people in your photos. I'm used to the drift trees keeping you company.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 11:27h, 06 May

    Congrats!!! Was looking in tonight to see if you had some pics of the Supermoom over the water!

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 17:48h, 06 May

    Great pictures. I was wondering if the #13 gave you any concern 🙂
    The Cayo Cowboy strikes again!

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 01:10h, 07 May

    Way to go Brian and congrats on 2nd place. That really looked like fun. I SO want to try that next time we come down, ok? And 13 is a LUCKY number – at least for us! It's Chablis' birthday! Kaybe: I like the Cayo Cowboy handle – I think that's going to Brian's new nickname.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:53h, 08 May

    13 is my favorite number. I knew it was a good omen. However when the lady was putting the numner on me with a thick black sharpie I wondered how long this will be on.

  • Melanie
    Posted at 02:26h, 08 May

    I think Cayo Cowboy is sticking! lol

  • Suwannee Refugee
    Posted at 18:36h, 23 May

    Looks like a blast! But like you I wouldn't venture too far off the water. You have paradise right where you are.