May Skies and Sea Grapes

May Skies and Sea Grapes

The sea grapes are flowering on Cayo Costa. The cloud formations keep me running for my camera. I saw the first sea turtle nest of the season on Cayo Costa May 4th.(close to secret spot number 2) Next week I plan on exploring a unique spot on one of the islands,  if all goes well. I look forward to that blog.

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 17:15h, 08 May

    I love to click on your pics to see the fullscreen. Very nice. I hear the pass between Boca Grande & Cayo Costa is teeming with hammerheads right now.

    Take good care,


  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 17:18h, 08 May

    I am glad you enjoy my pictures. I enjoy taking them.