Chicago Sisters

Chicago Sisters

There is nothing like being on the water at first light.  We drifted with the tide and watched the day unfold as a bald eagle graced us with his presence. Then it was on to the beach. The olives were rolling in. (Secret spot number 3) Many great finds were found. After a morning of shelling we traveled to the Tarpon Lodge for a delicious lunch . On the return trip we saw many dolphin and enjoyed the beautiful Florida fall weather. It is always fun with these Chicago sisters that love to shell.
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 09:25h, 17 October

    Looks like they found some nice shells and that new shell board is working out nicely!

  • Traci Mason
    Posted at 15:06h, 17 October

    Love the shell board! Excellent idea. Cant wait to see my shells on the board come January! Beautiful pictures as usual!

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 17:21h, 17 October

    Its almost Friday!!!! Yahoo! See you soon!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:25h, 18 October

    See ya Friday.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:30h, 18 October

    Traci, Yep we will fill the shellboard with all sorts of gifts from the sea. Looking forward to it.