June Photos

June Photos

June is over and July is moving fast. The cloud formations in Southwest Florida in the summer time are ominous but beautiful through the lens of a camera. The sea turtles have been busy laying their eggs on Cayo Costa. As of July 1st, there are over a hundred nests and I love em all. The sea oats are looking tantalizing as usual this time of year. I can never get enough of that landscape. The bottom of my boat is painted. Yeah! I look forward to July and the full moon. I plan on taking three days off during the full moon and exploring around Engelwood and  fossilizing by boat. Then traveling back south and watching the full moon from the water, by one of my favorite places.. Cayo Costa.

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.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 10:29h, 08 July

    Beautiful pics (as always) of your beloved Cayo Costa. So far this season we've got a total of 1,212 loggerhead nests & 4 green turtle nests on Manasota Key with 1,737 false crawls. There is orange tape everywhere on the key.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 16:41h, 08 July

    More fabulous pictures. I can't wait until October when we go out with you!!

  • simone
    Posted at 06:19h, 09 July

    Great shots-wish I was there. Cheers