Beach Combing

Beach Combing

Stellar day this week beach combing with Nancy and Melissa.

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.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 08:48h, 28 August

    It was an absolutely gorgeous day, Brian!! You know it is going to be a great day on the water when Snowy hitches a ride! Great photo of the jellyfish! Three trips and no rain in August – amazing!!!

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 08:48h, 28 August

    Great wildlife photos. Looks like it was a lovely day with some great shell finds too.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 02:51h, 30 September

    Wow! Where was that sand spit in the third picture? That's my kind of place to shell!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:53h, 30 September

    Gail, That would be Advocet island:)