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Address: 11401 Andy Rosse Ln, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number: +1 239-989-6522
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A private boat trip with Captain Brian Holaway departing from McCarthy's...

A private boat trip with Captain Brian Holaway departing from McCarthy's Marina on Captiva Island. Guests will 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. Florida Master Naturalist, Captain Brian Holaway, has been guiding for over 20 years to the islands surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Hope to get you on the water soon!

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The more you know-the more you see. Capt is an expert for shells, wildlife, & local history.

My family & I recently took a guided tour with Capt Brian out to Cayo Costa Island. I expected to find that perfect shell but I actually lost some things instead. As the boat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Englewood, Florida, United States
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Englewood, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My family & I recently took a guided tour with Capt Brian out to Cayo Costa Island. I expected to find that perfect shell but I actually lost some things instead. As the boat motored out of McCarthy's Marina & onto Pine Island Sound, I felt the need to look at my phone slip away. As I listened to the... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

Thank you AntKaybe for writing a review. It was my pleasure to take you out for a great day on the water. I truly appreciate you taking the time to post pictures and write a nice review. Hope to see you around the islands soon. More 

Mountain Home, Arkansas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a party of 11 and that was no problem for Captain Brain. He took us on two boats and we had an amazing ride over to Cayo Casta Island. The dolphins were out and I got an amazing picture! He was with us on the island telling us about the shells and sea turtles the whole time. If... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

You are welcome! Thank you for taking time to write a review and post pictures. I am glad that I had the opportunity to arrange for 2 boats and take your group out to the islands. Hope to get you out again the next time you are on Captiva/Sanibel Islands. More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a family trip of six people (max capacity of boat). Capt Brian is very well prepared to take people on a memorable day collecting shells, seeing wildlife and learning about the history of the area. He took us to Cayo Costa, a nature preserve, where we walked along the beach collecting shells. On the boat ride to/from Cayo... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

THANK YOU for taking the time to write a review. It's always fun to take a family out for the first time and show them around the islands. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. See you next time! Capt Brian More 

South Carolina
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

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. We have been on several different shelling and fishing excursions over the years at Captiva, and Captain Brian... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you very much for the review. I look forward to the next time! Capt Brian More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Captain Brian is an amazing and knowledgeable guide. Spending time on the water traveling to his many secret shelling and nature spots throughout the Southwest Florida barrier islands is a joy. I've taken several trips with him and have learned much about the wildlife and have been able to feed my shelling passion. Locating and identifying shells is Captain Brian's... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

THANK YOU for taking the time to write a review. I truly appreciate it and always enjoy giving repeat clients something different from before. Also, thank you for sharing some pictures! Hope to see you again this year. Capt Brian More 

Lapeer, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

You are missing a fabulous chance on this island, if you do not take the time to be on Captain Brian's boat. Captain Brian has a vast knowledge of the waters, islands, and animals both in and out of the water. Captain Brian shared a wealth of knowledge of the history of the island that will make your trip come... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I hope to get you out on the water again sometime soon. Capt Brian More 

Bay Village, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Captain Brian makes every time special. I would recommend him to everyone but epically to ladies 40 & up. Captain Brian will makes sure there is something to delight all on board.

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We took a trip with Captain Brian just this morning-myself, my sister, my 14 year old daughter and my 8 year old daughter. This was by far the best boat trip we have experienced on any of our trips to Florida!!! Captain Brian is so knowledgable and that is what makes the trip so extra special. He knows so much... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Jennifer. I enjoyed meeting you all and I look forward to showing you around the islands more on the next trip. Capt Brian More 

Duxbury, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I can't say enough good things about Captain Brian. We have three boys- ages 10, 13, and 15, and during the 4 hours we were with him, he found something for everyone. He took us to little almost deserted islands and sandbars, and I found the most amazing shells! So great in fact, that the regular beaches couldn't even come... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I had a great time with your family and hope to get you out on the water again on your next visit. Capt Brian More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We had a fantastic 4 hour trip with Captain Brian last week. I had booked in advance and specified we wanted to see wildlife, go shelling and possibly snorkelling. Captain Brian was very knowledgeable and was able to point out all sorts of birds and wildlife along the way. The dolphins were everywhere and came right up to the boat... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this review

Carol- THANK YOU for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed meeting your family and it was my pleasure to bring the birthday cake to add to your trip in Southwest Florida. I hope to see you again in the future. Capt Brian More 

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