Kip, Kerri and Crew

Kip, Kerri and Crew

Kip, Kerri and crew went on two trips with me recently. The 1st day was Kip and crew.  We explored the flats and found whelks, more whelks than I have seen before. We left many on the flat.  Day 2 was Keri and the girls. With the girls we traveled to a beautiful place on the island where the water was clear and we found many sand dollars. They had an underwater camera and were able to capture some awesome photos in the water.  The afternoon showers rolled in early, so we headed back to Captiva.  I enjoyed both trips with Kip,  Keri and crew.
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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 14:58h, 20 August

    Wow – that is an impressive number of beautiful whelks. I still haven't gotten mine you know…. We have a mission for next year!!

  • mkdally
    Posted at 23:01h, 21 August

    Holy cow! Those are some impressively large whelks! And so many…! Wow, that was a lot of exclamation points. . .

  • Moira
    Posted at 20:21h, 23 August

    awesome whelks!

  • Susan
    Posted at 20:21h, 23 August

    I have whelk envy.