Great Day With Gail and Crew

Great Day With Gail and Crew

The weather was perfect for exploring the out islands. Gail, Beth and the ever cool Billie (86 years young) spent the morning shelling and exploring in the back country. We observed an immature white ibis, the last of the white pelicans that were headed north and collected many fine treasures by the sea. It is always a joy to have Gail, Beth and My buddy Billie on board. Thanks for a fun morning and I look forward to our next trip.   ~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 14:08h, 31 May

    Great photos of the different birds….the water looked very calm and the beaches beautiful. They found some wonderful shells, especially the Kings crown….

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 21:54h, 02 June

    Always an awesome time on the beaches with you, Brian! Such enjoyment. Beautiful day, beautiful shells, manatee, dolphins, and the white pelicans to top it off! Wonderful day out in nature – my favorite place! Oh, and of course the heron standing on the boat!!