Flow Paddle Tours and Captain Brian

Flow Paddle Tours and Captain Brian

I recently went exploring via paddle board with a long time friend, Kim Hull, of Flow Paddle Tours, and her friend Alecia.  Kim is a marine biologist, excellent photographer, paddle boarder and has been studying dolphins in the Pine Island Sound Area for over fifteen years.  While paddle boarding we had a great time talking about cameras, dolphin, paddle boards and the future of our businesses.  After paddling, we took a break and shelled the beaches.  Kim found an Albino Fighting Conch which I am sorry to say that I did not get a picture of.  She captured the photo above of me holding a live Albino Lightning Whelk which we returned back to the water.  Kim is a true water person who has helped me with my photography and is always a knowledgeable resource of marine life.  I look forward to the next excursion on the water.
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.

  • gpc
    Posted at 01:13h, 18 July

    I've never used a paddle board – it looks like fun!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:16h, 18 July

    Do it! I love the paddle board. It alows me to go places and collect shells that most people don't go:)

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 12:50h, 18 July

    Looks like fun. The photo of you kneeling on your board is a good one!

  • j.freidt
    Posted at 20:04h, 20 July

    I love paddle boarding. I hope to come back some day and explore more of the island!

  • Alicia Worthington
    Posted at 12:23h, 01 August

    Hi Brian,
    What an amazing day on the water we had! I was just looking at my shells, I love mini's… I'm sure Kim sent you all the pics, but I'd like to upload a few that I love. Let me know when the shell shows are, I'd like to enter a few of my finds. And thank you so much for going above and beyond to make sure my most fragile shells made it home safe and sound!! Alicia