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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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What an amazing time we had today with Captain Brian! It was a gorgeous day on Cayo Costa. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathyritchie
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Sanibel / Captiva boat trip, nature viewing/learning, local history - FANTASTIC!

We called Captain Brian on a Friday and he had an opening for a Sunday afternoon trip on the water... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt B
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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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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11401 Andy Rosse Ln, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing time we had today with Captain Brian! It was a gorgeous day on Cayo Costa. The beach was loaded with so many different kinds of beautiful shells. Captain Brian’s extensive knowledge and expertise in boating, shelling, fauna and wildlife is remarkable- we...More

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

Thank you for the review Kathy. It was a great day for shelling. - Capt Brian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called Captain Brian on a Friday and he had an opening for a Sunday afternoon trip on the water. We have three teenagers and they loved it - as did my wife. She likes dolphins and other baby animals and Captain Brian knew exactly...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were able to book a last minute shelling trip with Captain Brian and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. He is very knowledgeable and easy to relate to. We are definitely going to plan on taking a trip with him...More

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

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you all again on your next visit. - Capt Brian

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We took a 4-hour tour with Captain Brian on Fri Oct 20, 2017. Such a great decision! We saw a couple of manatees feeding, hundreds of pelicans on a couple of sandbars and then several pods of dolphins all around for quite awhile! All topped...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for coming out on a trip. I enjoy showing new clients around the waters. I am glad you learned some things and had fun too. I look forward to our next adventure. ~Captain Brian

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I decided we wanted our last full day on Captiva to be spent in a boat on the water. We found Capt Brian on Trip Advisor with outstanding reviews and he did not disappoint. We didn’t want to go just shelling, or...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you. I enjoyed showing you around the islands. I'm glad you had a great time. See you next time! - Capt Brian

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Capt Brian took us out for an afternoon of Island hopping from Cabbage Key to Cayo Costa to north Catalina. Best were the majestic flights of white pelicans - some of the first of the season! Brian is easy going and quick to accommodate any...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

I had a great time showing you around and I am glad you had a good time. The white pelicans are always fun to see. I hope to see you again for another fun excursion. - Capt Brian

Reviewed 22 October 2017

My sisters and I grew up in the same town as Captain Brian. We contacted him on our recent visit to Captiva and set up a tour. It was short notice, but he was very accommodating. The tour was so much fun! Captain Brian is...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you ladies for the review. I'm glad you had fun. I look forward to seeing you again next year. - Capt Brian

Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was looking for a different shelling/wildlife trip and came across Captain Brian on Trip Advisor and saw all the great reviews! I felt like this was the trip I was looking for and it went beyond our expectations! Captain Brian is very knowledgeable and...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

It was great shelling after the storm with your family. I appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you all again. - Capt Brian

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I called Captain Brian and set up a 2 hour boat ride. Captain Brian was very accommodating and knowledgeable of the area, we had a blast! Would highly recommend!

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

I'm glad I could get you out on the water for a couple hours. Thanks for the review and I hope to see you again. - Capt Brian

Reviewed 23 August 2017

What an AMAZING excursion with Captain Brian. When our family of four was planning our end of summer trip to Sanibel(from Central FL- East Coast), I stumbled on a Travel & Leisure article on Sanibel/Captiva that featured Captain Brian. SO glad I did. Brian is...More

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Brian H, Owner at Captain Brian On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Great having you out! I look forward to seeing you again when you come back. I had a great time as well. Thanks for the review. -Capt Brian

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9 July 2017|
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Response from Brian H | Property representative |
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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Jacalyn D
3 May 2017|
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Response from Brian H | Property representative |
Hi, I do this afternoon. Please call or text me at 239-989-6522. My rate is $450 for 4 hours with a maximum of 6 people. I'm out on the water now, but will be watching for your text/call. Thanks.
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Dani B
30 July 2016|
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Response from Brian H | Property representative |
Dani, Sorry to reply so late, your email went to spam. My price is 450 for 4 hours. I have an opening Thursday(Aug 11) morning 8 to 12. Please call(239-989-6522) or email to confirm. Brian
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