Epic Day For Shelling

Epic Day For Shelling

It was an Epic day of shelling for Brook and Kerith. The strong winds we had 5 days ago deposited a fresh batch of shells. I have not seen shells like this in 20 years. Wow! The pictures speak for themselves. The true tulip was 6 and a half inches long. A scotch bonnet was found, many angel wings, cones, banded tulips and many lightning whelks. It was an amazing day. In fact it was in the top 5 best days ever shelling. You never know what the sea will throw your way.

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 12:05h, 03 March

    Wow! What a great shelling day! the tulip is absolutely amazing. ..and the good fortune to find a scotch bonnet ..and a beautiful huge horse conch, and lightning whelks, and, Angel wings, and..the list goes on.. Awesome.

  • Ranocchia 007
    Posted at 12:05h, 03 March

    Wow!!! I would die for these shells!!!!!!! Really great finds.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 21:48h, 04 March

    That was an especially fantastic day of shelling!! I really like the true tulip!

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 21:48h, 04 March

    OMG!! What a day. We'd like to order that kind of a day in May please!!

  • Susan
    Posted at 01:21h, 07 March

    Wow – you found a horse conch too! Gorgeous tulip.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 22:37h, 07 March

    You are right about the photos doing the talking. What a day it must have been!!!