Captain Brian On The Water

Experience island hopping on a private boat with Award Winning Guide Captain Brian Holaway.  Trips depart McCarthy's Marina on Captiva Island to explore by water on this custom trip for 1-6 passengers. You will view birds, collect shells, see dolphins, take photos, relax and explore islands only accessible by boat. Captain Brian's boat encounters may include North Captiva, Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa or the Tarpon Lodge area on Pine Island. 

Captain Brian's 24 ft boat has shade, comfortable chairs and a cooler full of ice for your drinks or lunch.  Encounter the islands surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands and ask about lunch trips to Cabbage Key or Tarpon Lodge.  To learn more, see WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY videos at or follow Captain Brian On The Water on Facebook to learn more about this unique experience.  Captain Brian is a certified Florida Master Naturalist and a licensed Coast Guard Captain with 25 years of experience guiding in Pine Island Sound. You will leave with a greater understanding of the unique beauty of this special place we call home in Southwest Florida.

Call or text 239-989-6522 to reserve your trip today! 


Shelling, beach combing and relaxing on the beaches of Cayo Costa.


General Information: Open Year-Round

Location: Beachfront

Suitable for Ages: All Ages

Time To Experience Activity: Half Day

Availability: Daily

Dates Closed: Major Holidays

Closest Airport: RSW

Guest Information: Children Allowed, Family Friendly, Reservations Required

Activities: Birding, Boating, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Shelling

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