28 Apr SIERRA CLUB: 6 Experts. 6 Reasons to Visit.
For more than 20 years, Captain Brian Holaway has been navigating the coastal waters of Southwest Florida as an eco-tour guide. Today, his area of specialty is Pine Island Sound, including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Pine Island, and North Captiva. As a certified Florida master naturalist, avocational photographer, and seashell aficionado, Captain Holaway has great insight into this fascinating region. One of his favorites is Cayo Costa, a barrier island six miles north of Captiva. Here, you can rent rustic cabins or camp out and explore all the wonderful natural sites. “Stargazing into the night sky on the island is a beautiful experience,” says Holaway. “There has not been a clear night that I have not seen a shooting star.”