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Captain Brian On The Water

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Captain Brian On The Water
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A private ECO-tour by boat with USCG Licensed Captain Brian Holaway departing from McCarthy's Marina on Captiva Island. Guests of Sanibel & Captiva Islands explore the natural surroundings by water with this specialized trip. You will have an...more
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11401 Andy Rosse Ln, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved going out to explore with Captain Brain, and can't wait to book it again this year! He was great with all of us (our kids, ages 9 and 11, and my mom), knew the waters, where to go shell and we picked up some...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jonas C
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend taking a trip with captain Brian. There is no better way to spend the day than in a great boat with a captain that is not only skilled and knowledgeable but also truly interested in creating the perfect outing tailored to what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carriel318
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

While the masses hunt for that perfect seashell on the beaches of Sanibel, there are those of us who long for a more remote & less crowded island experience. It’s no coincidence Capt Brian Holaway’s website invites you to relax & explore. Tucked away just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AntKaybe
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

FIVE STARS!!!! What an amazing day shelling with Brian on North Captiva and Cayo Costa!!! Brian was so friendly, and spent individual time with each of us, helping us find the best shells, and explaining where to look for various shells. On the way back,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julie Z
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Captian Brian on the water today. Just me and my husband. He educated us about the red tide, wildlife, and the different islands that we’ve never been to before! We stopped at cabbage key for lunch and saw some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank purdyjenny
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We have been to Sanibel and Captiva for decades. We were able to take a tour with Brian for an afternoon on our most recent trip. He was great! He has a great boat. We felt safe the entire time. He took us on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank msfri2018
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Don’t be fooled by all of the fake news. We had a fantastic afternoon with Capt Brian on Cayo Costa yesterday, Thursday, August 16. As always, we enjoyed a beautiful boat ride and then pristine beach conditions welcomed us. We enjoyed wonderful shelling and birdwatching...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sandi C
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Captain Brian first of all is Amazing ! My family and I which is a total of four of us took a Shelling Trip with him and he was GREAT !! We went to CAYO COSTA which is BEAUTIFUL and YES we found TONS of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank amancollett
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Captain Brian is awesome! He really personalizes the whole experience and makes sure everyone has a great time. We wanted to see manatees, dolphins, and to go shelling and we were not disappointed. We even got to enjoy a fabulous lunch on a private island,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Heather T
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a great trip with our family, group of six in one boat and group of five in another boat . Captain Brian went above and beyond the call of duty and found the second boat just days before our trip. Three children in our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 5, 2018|
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Response from Mholaway | Property representative |
Preferably cash or check, but I can take credit cards.
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Mholaway | Property representative |
I do have shade over head on the boat. We could go the 8th 1230 to 430 or the 9th 12 to 4.
July 9, 2017|
Response from Mholaway | Property representative |
Hi. I have some openings, but keep in mind, Coast Guard requirements will only allow a maximum of 6 passengers on the boat. I can arrange for an additional boat and accommodate 8 people between the two boats if you are... More