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The dolphins were everywhere and came right up to the boat (by luck) and we even caught a quick glimpse of a turtle. We went to a gorgeous beach where we found amazing shells and had our picnic lunch.
Captain Brian is exceptionally knowledgeable on the coastal systems, shells, ecosystems & history - not only of Captiva & Sanibel Islands, but of the remote islands surrounding this region!
I have been on 2 shelling trips with Brian, and both times were the highlight of my trip to Sanibel. Brian pays attention to the personalities of his clients to figure out what makes them "tick," and tailors his trip to them. In our case, he took time to point out eagles and dolphins and take time out for photo ops, as well as allow time for awesome shelling.
We had a wonderful half day on the water with Captain Brian--would highly recommend booking a day on the boat with him. He is very knowledgable and friendly. He showed us so many different shells and also enthralled us with wildlife tales.
He's a master naturalist and strived to make our trip a personalized adventure. Will definitely go out with him again next year. Thanks for a great day, Captain Brian!