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Captain Brian On The Water

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Captiva Island, FL, USA
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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alibs71 wrote a review Jun 2020
Dallas, Texas8 contributions
Captain Brian is the BEST! We have been out with him twice and my daughters (12 and 14) say this is the highlight of our trips. He takes you to remote locations to find unique and unusual shells. On today's trip we saw dolphins and manatees. He's so easy to work with and makes each trip fun and different. I cannot recommend him enough. It's worth every penny!
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Date of experience: June 2020
Geeg8 wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Had the most amazing time today shelling with captain Brian out of Captiva My husband and I Went with our two daughters in their twenties Brian talked to us and after learning that we were interested in photography and shelling, took us past many interesting photos spots and to Cayo costa to an empty beach where we pulled up and shelled for over two hours. The shells were amazing ! Many different kinds and their were an abundance! Brian walked the beach with us and helped us find what we were looking for We truly had an amazing day with the family! Highly recommend this captain with over 25 years of experience!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Scooter_834 wrote a review Jan 2020
Maryland1 contribution1 helpful vote
My bf and I have been coming here on family vacations for years and have always taken the group sunset tour. We decided to spend a little bit more to go with Brian and it was worth every penny and more. The price was way more than reasonable & the private experience was 100X better. Not to mention....my bf proposed ON THE BOAT!!!!! Brian was taking pictures of us & my bf got down on one knee. Brian hadn’t known this was going to happen, yet he immediately started videotaping the experience. He was PHENOMENAL, & JUMPED to the ready to get it taped. It was so perfect, & he was amazing. It was something that I will continue every year, yet I don’t know if anything could top this!!!!! He was AMAZING. I’ve never written a review before so this means this trip (Brian) were A++++++
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Date of experience: January 2020
TJTalbot59 wrote a review Dec 2019
Richboro, Pennsylvania9 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to hire Captain Brian for a private eco tour after seeing the excellent reviews online. It was one of the best vacation / tour decisions we’ve ever made. Captain Bryan was professional and accommodating - allowing us a custom tour based on what we wanted combined with his historical and ecological mastery of the area. The tour was relaxed and just a pleasure. I love history, geography, and ecology. My wife loves horticulture, hiking, and sea life. Captain Brian have us ALL OF THAT in 4 hours. We could have spent all day. We loved the stop at Cabbage Cay, including lunch and eco hiking tour. The siting and close encounter with Magnificent Frigate Birds was breathtaking. He started as our Captain and ended as our Friend. Peace...Terry and Joanne from Philadelphia.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Steve S wrote a review Dec 2019
Medina, Ohio5 contributions4 helpful votes
You are the boss when traveling with Captain Brian. We told him what my 6 year granddaughter hoped to see and he delivered and more. He is a great guy and is very knowledgeable and can educate kids and adults about the wild! We plan to have him show us even more in the future. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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