First Light Shelling With The Chicago Sisters

First Light Shelling With The Chicago Sisters

The Chicago sisters adventured with me on two early mornings. The first morning the north wind kept the tide extremely low. We spent the morning on an unexplored sandbar mesmerized by what the sea was throwing our way. The second morning we traveled to an old stomping ground they had been to years ago with my favorite shelling guide Capt. Mike Fuery. Then it was off to secret spot 17 where we spent the morning on an isolated beach full of solitude and shells. Thank you for another wonderful two days on the water at first light.   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 02:59h, 18 March

    Looks like the Chicago sisters had a couple amazing mornings. What a huge angelwing shell! And great starfish, including a brittle star, too. And how neat to see a freshly-caught fish, too….