Exploring With The Hagans

Exploring With The Hagans

It was a wonderful day of island hopping and exploring with Bill, Brenda, Sarah, Libby, Ellie and Marylyn. The Hagans have traveled with me before and are up for whatever rolls their way. We saw dolphin, a 3 foot hammerhead shark, manatee, roseate spoonbill, white ibis and great egrets. The water was clear for exploring the flats so we took advantage of the clear water and observed many live shells. Next it was off to the beach at secret spot 11. I enjoyed the many questions from Libby and Ellie as we walked the beach. After a nice walk on the beach we traveled to Cabbage key for a delightful lunch of Mahi Mahi and shrimp. After lunch we went for a short walk on the island and took in the beautiful plant life and watched a gopher tortoise crawl slowly along. It was a great day on the water with a great family. I look forward to our next adventure.
Thank you Hagans!
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.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 10:03h, 18 June

    What a wonderful day for the Hagans to explore and observe the beautiful scenery and wildlife. And it is a treat to see the gopher tortoise… Great photos of the wildlife, too.