Exploring With The Merriman Family

Exploring With The Merriman Family

The weather was perfect for a day of exploring with Steve, Rita and Mike. We listened to dolphin breathing, while Mike took pictures of  the whole experience on our way to favorite spot number 1. Mike wanted to find an angel wing and ended up finding a great specimen of one. Rita was enjoying finding shells both in the water and on the beach. She could have stayed there all day. Steve was  enjoying everyone enjoying themselves. I enjoyed the conversations with Steve about photography. Thank you for a fun day on the water exploring.

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.

  • AntKaybe
    Posted at 22:19h, 23 September

    Cool photo peering into the black net shell bag. Hope your having a great month.