Carolina Family

Carolina Family

I enjoyed  the company of Rita, Shawn, Jen, Christopher, Jacob, and Micheal. The family has been shelling in Southwest Florida for over 20 years. We explored the back country and observed many live shells. We found some excellent shells that were unoccupied. Jen found a nice Lighting whelk and many Olives. Other shells found were Kings Crowns, Gaudia Nautica, Worm shells, Tusk shells, Cockles, Angel Wings, Scallops, Key Hole Limpets, Fighting conchs, Turkey wings and Top shells. The kids had a great time catching fiddler crabs, grandma loved the whole experience. It was a fun day on the water with a very nice family from the Carolina’s.

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.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 19:06h, 14 April

    Looks like everyone had a nice time. Love the pictures…they're great!