Jersey Ladies

Jersey Ladies

Four veteran water ladies spent the afternoon with me relaxing and exploring. The afternoon’s weather was perfect. We went to secret spot number 11 and walked the beach. The beach was filled with coquinas as far as the eye could see. A large lightning whelk was found soon after setting foot on the beach. Then a seahorse was found. It was that kind of day. Next it was to a local watering hole off the beaten path. Great fun was had and good conversations were exchanged. The water was slick calm on the return to Captiva. We observed many dolphin playing and enjoyed more great conversations.  Many thanks to the Jersey ladies for a fun afternoon of relaxing and exploring.
 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 11:27h, 08 December

    The water looks so calm and beautiful. And to find a gorgeous seahorse….what a special gift from the sea. Great shell finds, especially the whelks…and an albino one at that.

  • Valerie from Ocean City, NJ
    Posted at 20:03h, 12 December

    I just checked out all the wonderful photos from our fantastic Jersey Ladies trip and WOW WOW WOW! It was wonderful to relive our perfect afternoon of shelling and sharing in God's beautiful gifts to us. Capt Brian your expertise and fun spirit were greatly appreciated and you certainly knew where to find a great stash of shells! This special afternoon will carry me through a long, cold winter ahead.