A National Geographic Day

A National Geographic Day

Traci traveled with me today to explore the out islands. She is a long time lover of the water and used to work as an underwater photographer for National Geographic. We talked about old adventures and future cameras. Conversations were had about sharks, sea turtles, kelp forests, seahorses, seals, boats, camera filters, birds, wright whales, books, field guides, fossils and Jacques Cousteau. I enjoyed listening to her stories as we walked and shelled. The bird life and dolphins were outstanding. I look forward to our next outing exploring in the water. Thanks Traci.
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.

  • Traci
    Posted at 01:13h, 28 February

    Brian, I had such a fabulous time!! You are the BEST!!! Remeber we are meeting up at the shell fair on Friday..bout 2pm! See ya then.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:15h, 28 February

    Roger wilco.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 02:15h, 28 February

    Wow – SO much to comment on! First off – Hi Traci!! Looks like you had an awesome day with Brian. I really like the 2nd picture. Look at all the sand dollars. And I love the green around that one birds eyes.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 07:20h, 28 February

    That's a cool job with Nat Geo. Traci hit the motherlode on the sand dollars. Have fun at the shell show. Good luck with your mutant.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 15:07h, 28 February

    Looks like you and Traci had a great time! Cool pictures…I ♥ all of those sand dollars!