Beautiful Weather

Beautiful Weather

The skies have been a brilliant blue and the water extremely¬†clear by the island. Yesterday my camera got a work out. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of a place I can’t get to enough. Every day is a gift from the sea.

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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 10:26h, 17 February

    Wow the water is so clear. Love the shark eye and the baby's ear. And the starfish. And the beach. And the birds. Oh, the driftwood too.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 21:17h, 17 February

    Beautiful pictures, Brian! Are those seashells in the second picture? Whatever they are, I love the peachy color and the designs…very cool!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 21:20h, 17 February

    Yes, those are sea shells. The shell is called a coquina.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 13:39h, 18 February

    Awesome photos, as always!!

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 15:09h, 20 February

    what a beautiful day and you captured it wonderfully. thank you for sharing.