Exploring With Laura And Gail

Exploring With Laura And Gail

I enjoyed exploring with Laura and Gail from Alabama. They collected many miniatures and also enjoyed the wildlife. We observed a hermit crab in a very large tulip shell, a stingray , a beautiful live brittle star and a large pod of dolphin. The sunset was pleasing to the senses. Thank you  Laura and Gail.

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.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 03:18h, 05 June

    Capt Brian. Your photography gets better and better. Those last four shots are stunning. Just beautiful!! C

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:27h, 05 June

    Thank you Roxanne. I took a bunch of those landscapes that evening. I didn't post my favorite it was a shot of calm waters over a peaceful dock, close to a place I have called home in many storms. Now that I think about it. I have called it home in many beautiful times as well.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 17:38h, 05 June

    My favorite is the cloud reflection foto. Would love to see someone paint that on canvas.