Magnificent Frigiat Birds And Friends

Magnificent Frigiat Birds And Friends

The Johnson family are long time clients and friends. Nancy and Melissa come down every August and we always find a new adventure. This trip was filled with a new discovery of a resting place for my favorite bird the magnificent frigate. Melissa is an excellent photographer and has captured many great images over the years on our trips. She is excellent at taking bird photos. This day turned out to be spectacular. We literally saw hundreds of frigate birds including male, female and juvenile. We both were pleased to get a photo of a male (the photo with the red pouch displayed). The photo opportunities were something you would hope to see in the Galapagos Islands. These frigate birds have found a new home in Pine Island Sound. Nothing could make me more pleased for my feathered friends. It was another wonderful day on the water and a delicious lunch at the Tarpon lodge with long time clients and friends. Thank you for a wonderful day of new experiences. 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 04:13h, 21 August

    The photos of the frigate birds are amazing.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 21:27h, 21 August

    This has turned into the summer of the Frigate birds for you! They were awesome to see when we were with you, too.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 14:46h, 22 August

    It was another fabulous day on the water with our favorite Captain! For starters, there was no need to stop the rain 🙂 The very calm waters were great for watching the many dolphins we saw. Too bad that you and Melissa missed one of my favorite moments on the trip when the baby dolphin jumped completely out of the water. And then we spotted at least a couple hundred frigate birds, which lived up to their Magnificent name. It was so much fun to see a Captain who has seen just about everything get so excited, as did Melissa and I. Fantastic photos of the frigate birds! We topped our day off with a trip to the Tarpon Lodge for a great meal. We loved seeing Shohreh and the restaurant staff! Our next adventure cannot come soon enough!! Thanks for a wonderful day, Brian!!!!