Culture and Shells In Southwest Florida

Culture and Shells In Southwest Florida

I had the opportunity to do a brief talk today on seashells and their significance to the culture of Southwest Florida.  It’s fun to show my passion for seashells and life on the water.  Hope you enjoy the video.  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 H
    Posted at 11:05h, 25 May

    Great video. Always fun to learn more about Florida shells, wildlife, history of the area, etc…

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 22:48h, 12 June

    That was fascinating! Especially that the whelk beads were found as far away as Oklahoma!