Exploring and Learning with Capt. Brian

Exploring and Learning with Capt. Brian

The Nolen Family was up early for a morning of fun and learning on the water. We observed live shells in their natural habitat and walked the beach looking for treasures. The kids were excellent explorers and asked great questions. Thank you Sophie, Charlie, Meg, Abe and James.
Thank you also to their mom Robyn for taking all the pictures on our adventure.  ~ 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.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 01:41h, 14 September

    Looks like you all had a great morning! Beautiful day. I love seeing the living shells, too.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 17:51h, 14 September

    It looks like this family had an awesome day. Such a great chance for their kids to explore and learn about Florida's marine life.