Family Fun

Family Fun

I had a wonderful trip with a wonderful family, Mike, Danielle, Rachel, and Camden. The water was calm and inviting as we set the anchor on the beach of Cayo Costa. Danielle and Rachel found sand dollars, fighting conchs, sun ray venus and olive shells. Mike was exploring the water and finding olives shells that were very large. Camden played on the beach and made sand muffins. We observed ghost crab holes in the sand and a live lighting whelk. Rachel found the live shell intriguing. I love it when you can see kids learning about the sea and whats in it. The time flew by quickly, we pulled the anchor and started our voyage back to Captiva. Rachel took the helm and did a great job driving on the way back.┬áRachel smiled the whole way. When her mom asked,” How was driving the boat?” She replied,”easy peasy lemon squeezy.”

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.

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