Sea Turtle Class

Sea Turtle Class

Howdy folks! It’s that time of year, turtle season. I was excited to attend the yearly training workshop for nesting sea turtles. There is nothing like seeing a fresh turtle crawl on the beach at first light. I look forward to seeing  one soon. 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 09:13h, 17 April

    It is great that you were able to attend this class again this year. I am looking forward to planning a trip to Sanibel this summer for another "turtle watching" excursion.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 09:13h, 17 April

    It is exciting to see the tracks on the beach! Thanks for posting. It's been so long since your last posting that I was wondering where you had gone!!!

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 04:31h, 18 April

    Hi there. I'm sure the class was very interesting. We hope to see some while we're camping on Cayo Costa in May. I was also glad to see a new posting.
    Hope to see you May!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 04:49h, 18 April

    Gail, When you wonder where I have gone, I am at the same spot.(Cayo Costa)Just longer, observing more, writing with pencil and paper.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 04:52h, 18 April

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