Gail and Crew Shelling

Gail and Crew Shelling

It is always nice to have Gail Billie and crew on the boat. We enjoyed shelling north of secret spot 13.  Conversations were enjoyed and wildlife was observed. Thank you for another wonderful trip and the great photos. (All of these photos were taken by Gail).

  ~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 00:11h, 02 December

    Wow. They found some excellent shells shlls. And the photos of the wildlife are wonderful, especially the closeup.of the bird. Another great trip.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 00:11h, 02 December

    Such a wonderful day! Perfect skies, warm breezes, beautiful shell finds and an awesome time watching the dolphins. We all so enjoy our excursions with you!

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 23:54h, 08 December

    We're counting the days down. See you bright and early next Friday morning. The shelling looks like its been fabulous plus great dolphin photos. My nephew is coming with us. Can't wait!!