Lauren and Crew

Lauren and Crew

It was a picture perfect day for exploring the out islands. Lauren and her family have traveled with me many times. This time they brought along Rachel and her son. I enjoyed talking with Rachel who is a photographer and watching her shoot creative images.  Meanwhile, Lauren and crew were busy collecting sand dollars. Numerous excellent shells were collected while Lauren searched for the elusive junonia. I look forward to our next trip in February.  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 12:56h, 03 January

    Looks like you had beautiful weather, calm waters, and a great low tide as well. What a special treat for them to get to see the live horse conch. They found some wonderful shells, sand dollars, and urchins, too. The close up photos continue to turn out great.