Gail And Crew

Gail And Crew

It was a fabulous day on the water with Gail, Beth, Billie, Patty and Mary.  We started the trip by going to secret spot 17. We waded in the clear water and found kings crowns and a horseshoe crab. Next it was off to favorite island number one. Along the way we spotted dolphin. The beach was absolutely stunning. These veteran shellers enjoyed the time on the beach. I enjoyed talking and walking with Billie (she is the coolest 86 year old I know).  Thank you Gail and crew for another wonderful day on the water.   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 13:21h, 06 October

    What a gorgeous day. The water looked so tranquil. And that great wormie has such a cool shape.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 16:11h, 06 October

    The guy with the beard and a Capt. Brian shirt on in a couple of the photos looks a lot like you ?!?

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 20:30h, 06 October

    It truly was a wonderful day! By the way, I looked up Ni'ihau shells and found some fabulous pictures of the necklaces. The authentic ones!
    Yes, Nancy, that bearded fellow is Capt. Brian! Nice, huh?

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:27h, 07 October

    I agree, Gail – very nice 🙂 Sounds like it was a fabulous day on the water, too!!