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Captain Brian On The Water

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Captiva Island, FL, USA
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About Captain Brian On The Water
Private boat ECO-tours with award winning guide Captain Brian Holaway at McCarthy's Marina on Captiva Island. Guests of Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva Islands explore natural surroundings by boat 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. Brian is a Certified Florida Master Naturalist and has been guiding for over 25 years to the islands surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Destinations may include North Captiva, Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa or Pine Island. Adventure for couples, families, friends or a sole getaway.
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Tina W wrote a review Jun 16
Hickory, North Carolina1 contribution
Captain Brian was awesome. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us to see manatees, dolphins, black tip shark, and so many others. It was a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Dana P wrote a review Jan 2022
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Brian goes above and beyond to make sure you leave with plenty of memories! Our favorite part was all the knowledge he shared. We learned everything from names of shells and vegetation to the history of the area. Brian doesn’t just drop you off at the beach. He goes with you and helps you find the best shells and takes the pictures! Brian knows everyone and is well liked. We met some great people and he took us to the coolest places. He has been living and working in this area for over 20 years. So rest assured that the info you get is accurate! Brian creates an experience that is both fun and relaxing! Something for the whole family! We will call Brian again!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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EDL wrote a review Dec 2021
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Captain Brian got to know us and took us to places he knew we would love. We saw several manatees as well as other wildlife, and he took us on a great tour of a Native American mound. We highly recommend this trip!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Stamza8 wrote a review May 2021
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Captain Brian was amazing. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent guide. We had a family friendly experience and a fantastic time shelling. He is respectful of the environment. We took amazing shots of the pelicans, heron, egrets, jumping fish, and even dolphins.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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KatieNE wrote a review Mar 2021
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We went shelling with Capt Brian and are very happy with our experience. We’ve gone shelling in the past but previous guides have stayed in the boat. Capt Brian is different but in a way we appreciated. He gets out of the boat, talks about the wildlife beyond shelling (ecosystem, mangroves, tides, different wildlife, etc), and can help you find/identify the different types of shells. Our kids (5 and 8) had a blast and learned a lot. We’ll be booking with him again!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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