Birthday On The Beach With The Miller Family

Birthday On The Beach With The Miller Family

The Miller family have traveled with me to the out islands for a number of years. Three weeks ago Corey the father called and said, “All my daughter wants for her eighth birthday is to go out with Captain Brian”. I thought it would be a great idea to get a cake and surprise her and the rest of the family. While the family was out snorkeling and swimming I brought the cooler with the cake in it and all of the provisions for an island birthday party. It turned out great! The weather and water was perfect. Great treasures were found on the beach and in the water. Graham found a large anchor (that is currently in the back of my truck) and Chloe found a shiva shell that was very large. I always enjoy the time on the water with the Miller family. Happy Birthday Quincy!
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.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 16:24h, 27 June

    I bet they were surprised! How sweet of you.
    Love the photos, the water color is amazing and you've "framed" each shot great.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 23:28h, 27 June

    You are so kind to give the family such a memorable experience!!

  • Karen Blackford
    Posted at 23:28h, 27 June

    Way to celebrate!! You are the best shelling captain evah!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 09:41h, 28 June

    I can't think of a better way to celebrate a birthday 🙂 So thoughtful with the island party!!

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 02:26h, 29 June

    And THAT is why people love you so much!!

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 22:17h, 29 June

    Well how sweet is that!! You rock, Capt Brian!!!