Flats Photos

Flats Photos

I enjoyed taking many photos of  the low tide. Here are some  photos of a recent full moon low tide.Many sheller’s plan there trips around the moons. (good thing to do) I currently have a few spots open. The May full moon is almost full. June is close to full. The full moon in July is on the 15th and it is booked. August right now is open, I always enjoy the full moon in August. If you are planning on shelling anywhere in those moon times, you should let me  know.

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.

  • christine
    Posted at 02:43h, 15 April

    Dude – You are rocking the sand flats with that new camera. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 02:43h, 15 April

    Fab pics. I would schedule our trips around the moon if I could. Sometimes we get lucky, but we have to take our trips around the school schedule. Last year we had some negative tides that proved to be pretty good for shelling. We also had a great storm blow through South of Sanibel that provided some nice shelling the morning after.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 01:51h, 16 April

    REALLY nice pictures today!

  • Susan
    Posted at 01:51h, 16 April

    Being the total dork, I was thinking you should list your trips as either waxing or waning gibbous. The way you caught the reflection of the water ripples in the sand on the first starfish pic is incredible!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:20h, 16 April

    Susan, I like your idea waxing or waning gibbous.