Great Adventure Family

Great Adventure Family

Pat, Jen, Walter, Ben Izzy and Ursla spent two days exploring, shelling, learning and just having fun. This family has traveled with me for many years. It is always fun to see how much the kids have grown and to see what shells they are into. They are all excellent shellers and I enjoy learning from there insights about shelling and the natural world. Thank you for another adventure on the water and in the back country. I look forward to our next one.  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.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 11:17h, 09 January

    Where's Ben?! It is fun to see their posts thru the years! Much better than seeing how our family has aged since our first Captain Brian experience. Wish we would have started when we were young 🙂 What does that osprey have for lunch?!

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 11:17h, 09 January

    The alphabet cone is so colorful. Was it living? And a super pic of the osprey with it's catch!! Wonderful day!

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 11:02h, 13 January

    Looks like a wonderful trip. The wildlife photos are great, especially the osprey with its freshly caught lunch…