Chicago Sister’s 2nd Adventure

Chicago Sister’s 2nd Adventure

Wow! What a trip it was with the Chicago sisters. The morning sunrise on the water was magnificent. We sat on the boat with the engine off, watched the sunrise and listened to the Osprey catch fish. Next we traveled in the Gulf to an isolated beach. We came upon a large group of dolphin and got to see one free jumping out of the water. The beach was full of solitude and little treasures from the sea. A flock of great egrets flew over headed south. If all of this was not enough there was a large seahorse attached to my anchor line as I pulled the anchor. We observed this interesting sea creature and put it back in the water. It was a great trip filled with many surprises that nature cast our way.
      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.

  • Susan
    Posted at 00:45h, 26 October

    Wow! What a great trip.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 00:45h, 26 October

    Oh, I loved the seahorse! Send those Chicago girls back with some Sanibel sand for me!!!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 11:41h, 28 October

    What a gorgeous morning – fabulous sunrise and calm water!! The seahorse is adorable and I love the osprey photo!! Tried to figure out what tasty morsel he is having for breakfast 🙂

  • Moira
    Posted at 10:22h, 04 November

    Love the calm of the morning! That seahorse is awesome –