Captain Brian Graduates From The Florida Master Naturalist Program

Captain Brian Graduates From The Florida Master Naturalist Program

Today I am proud to say that I completed the University of Florida Master Naturalist Program.  This program consists of three modules – Coastal Systems, Upland Habitats and Wetland Systems.  Each module is 40 contact hours including field trips, interpretive talks in the field and classroom work.  I chose to do a plant field guide for my final project.  You can see the field guide in the pictures above.  I am relieved to have this behind me, now it’s time to RELAX and EXPLORE!
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 02:09h, 15 April

    You deserve to relax now. Congrats on your achievement.

  • Nancy J
    Posted at 02:42h, 15 April

    Yeah!!!! Way to go, Brian!!!! Looking forward to doing some relaxing and exploring with you in 37 days 🙂

  • Susan
    Posted at 03:32h, 15 April

    Well done – congratulations!

  • Moira
    Posted at 05:16h, 15 April


  • gpc
    Posted at 19:00h, 15 April

    That is SO freakin' cool! Congratulations!

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 19:00h, 15 April

    Congrats on your graduation!!

  • Suwannee Refugee
    Posted at 19:00h, 15 April

    I've been trying to get in these classes for a while, but just haven't found the time. One day….

  • mkdally
    Posted at 01:23h, 16 April

    Awesome! Congrats!

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 10:32h, 16 April

    Congratulations brother…great job! I'm so happy for you! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:01h, 16 April

    That's what I'm talking about!!!!
    Woo Hoo. The King of Cayo kills it!

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 18:56h, 16 April

    That's awesome, Brian!! Congrats! You Rock!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 19:51h, 16 April

    Thank you for all the congratulations.

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 17:03h, 17 April

    That's awesome! congrats!

  • ChrisC
    Posted at 21:01h, 19 April