Chicago Sisters Relaxing & Exploring

Chicago Sisters Relaxing & Exploring

The Chicago sisters are long time shellers to the islands. They spent two days relaxing and exploring with me in the out islands. The first day we got out early, threw the anchor out and shut the engine off and watched a beautiful sunrise to start the trip. There is nothing like watching and listening to the day begin on the water. Next it was off to secret spot 7 and a little time in the back country. Then off to the Tarpon Lodge for lunch. Day two was spent north of secret spot 13 covering a lot of beach. Thank you Chicago sisters for a wonderful two days of on the water. I look forward to our March adventures.  ~Capt. Brian
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.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 01:40h, 07 November

    Beautiful sunrise photos! And, what a treat for the Chicago sisters to find special shells like the brittlestar, a flat scallop, and a large whelk. The wildlife was awesome, too……

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 00:39h, 09 November

    These photos have me so pumped up! I can't wait for our excursion in about 10 days! I love the picture taken down low to the bubbling surf. Beautiful!