Mangroves at First Light

Mangroves at First Light

I enjoyed taking this photo of the sun rising through the mangroves. Early morning on the water is one of my favorite times of day.

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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 01:28h, 26 January

    That is really pretty!

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 01:28h, 26 January

    Stunning colors – you can almost hear the quiet.

  • gpc
    Posted at 02:11h, 26 January


  • Jen S.
    Posted at 04:14h, 26 January

    What a gorgeous picture…. I ♥ it!

  • Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea
    Posted at 13:27h, 26 January

    Beautiful and serene. Are you availbe to do a boat tour from Sanibel or the Ft. Myers area in the upcoming weeks or month?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 13:37h, 26 January

    Simone, I have some dates open in Febuary. You can call or email to see about availability. 239 989 6522

  • Nancy J
    Posted at 11:50h, 27 January

    This is one of my favorite pictures ever. Wish I could have been there when you took the photo!

  • Moira
    Posted at 11:50h, 27 January

    Just beautiful, Brian!

  • mkdally
    Posted at 15:31h, 27 January

    So peaceful….

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 21:20h, 27 January

    absolutely gorgeous!!