Fun And Educational Trip

Fun And Educational Trip

It was another fun and educational trip with Pat, Jen, Ben, Izzy and Ursula. I must say I always learn something new from Ben and Izzy. They are both excellent young shellers who ask the most interesting questions.  Jen found a four spotted trivia shell. I have never had one of these found on any of my trips.  It was exciting for everyone. I enjoyed talking to Ben about the gold-banded cone. Jen brought along some beautiful shells to show me from one of their trips abroad. The shells were amazing. I look forward to our next adventure with show and tell of the shells we find this year. Thank you for all of the questions and for sharing your shell finds from afar.
          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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 16:50h, 21 April

    That looks like an interesting little spit of island.

    Happy Easter to you and your family Brian.

  • Janet from IL
    Posted at 22:53h, 25 April

    Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing!