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Captain Brian On The Water

11401 Andy Rosse Ln, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-989-6522
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"Shelling Excursion Trip"

Captain Brian first of all is Amazing ! My family and I which is a total of four of us took a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
amancollett
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London, Kentucky
Awesome Adventure!

Captain Brian is awesome! He really personalizes the whole experience and makes sure everyone has a... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Heather T
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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 opportunity to view birds, collect shells, see dolphins, take photos, relax, learn and explore islands only accessible by boat. I am a Certified Florida Master Naturalist and have been guiding for over 20 years to the islands surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Destinations may include North Captiva, Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa or Pine Island. I Hope to get you on the water soon!
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11401 Andy Rosse Ln, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Capt Brian took my sister and brother in law out for a shelling adventure and we had a great time. Capt is naturalist and educator and provides a warm and welcoming environment. His boat is clean and glides across that crystal clear water quickly although...More

2  Thank Jay C
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Great afternoon with Captain Brian. He sure knows his stuff. Both educational and fun. Would do it again for sure.

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We just went out on our 2nd trip with Captain Brian, this time also included my in-laws who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. We wanted to make this trip as special as we could, so of course we had to include a trip out...More

2  Thank sarahw311
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

My daughter and I booked an 8 hour eco/shelling trip with Captain Brian on April 30th. We had the most wonderful time learning about marine life in the estuary, beach combing for shells and thoroughly enjoyed our time with a top notch guide. I cannot...More

2  Thank Suzanne K
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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Suzanne it was a great day of walking the beach, shelling and I also enjoyed showing you both around Cabbage Key. Thanks for the review and I hope to see you next time. - Capt Brian

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Captain Brian is the kind off tour guide you always hope to have! We had a great time with not only going to a hidden entrance to a great beach for shelling, but other hidden treasures I will leave for others to discover when you...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

I had a great time with you guys. I look forward to the next trip and hope to meet the rest of your family next time. Thanks for the review! - Capt Brian

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Captain Brian has been guiding since 1995, and starting in 2003, became a certified Florida Master Naturalist. This means everyone who enjoys his tours comes away with a knowledge and appreciation of the ecology, habitats, vegetation types, and wildlife that they take in during these...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. I always enjoy having repeat clients out and meeting new ones as well. I enjoyed having your family out. - Capt Brian

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Captain Brian is the best!! Our family of 4 (kids aged 8 and 3) had so much fun and learned so much about the area. A sea captain yes, but also historian, marine life expert, sharp-eyed-special-shell-finder and best of all, nice guy. It was the...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

I enjoyed showing you and your family around the islands of Southwest Florida. I am glad you had the opportunity to come out on a charter and I hope to see you again in the future. - Capt Brian

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Barb B
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Response from Brian H | Property representative |
Preferably cash or check, but I can take credit cards.
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Barb B
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Brian H | 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.
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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
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