Crested Tellin Day With Gary And Kris

Crested Tellin Day With Gary And Kris

Two avid shellers from the great state of Nebraska (now living in Louisville) traveled with me to secret spot number two. Gary started finding fighting conchs that were in excellent condition.  Kris likes lightning whelks and she found some beautiful ones. Kris also found a very large rice shell. (Nice find Kris) The gems of the day were two crested tellins. We also found babies ears and tusks. Both Gary and Kris have good shelling eyes. Gary emailed me later to tell me he found two more crested tellins where he was staying on Sanibel. It was a day of great finds! Thanks for a fun day of shelling!
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.

  • Traci Mason
    Posted at 23:19h, 28 October the crab, turtle and wormies!!! Too cool!

  • Unknown
    Posted at 21:39h, 29 October

    Had a great time shelling with Brian…Got me looking for smalls and different types of shells, highly recommend him, especially after Hurricane Sandy. Thanks again, Gary and Kris