A May Evening Shelling

A May Evening Shelling

Today, the May evening weather was perfect. A long time client and her son traveled with me to one of my favorite spots. The mini sand dollars were showing up, as well as some nice olives, a moon shell, a sunray venus and a little horse conch. It was nice to be out on the water on this beautiful May evening.
Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • mkdally
    Posted at 18:34h, 18 May

    love the mini sand dollars!

  • Janet from IL
    Posted at 18:34h, 18 May

    Capt. Brian,
    Thanks for your lovely photos. It's nice to look closely at the details and pretend I'm there! In four trips to Sanibel, I've never found a sand dollar on the beach; maybe next time I'll book a shelling trip with you!.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 20:29h, 18 May

    Gosh, I've been seeing loads of little sand dollars too.