Mississippi Girls

Mississippi Girls

Five adventurous “Mississippi Girls” went exploring with me to a couple of secret spots and a new spot. The shelling was good and the finds of the day were a huge winged oyster, a piece of a lion’s paw, a piece of junonia, sand dollars, a large piece of coral and a beautiful sea whip. These ladies were a lot of fun and the weather was perfect. I look forward to our next outing.
P.S. Things are booking up for February and March  if you are thinking of going out in those months you may want to plan ahead.
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 10:13h, 24 January

    That shell board was such an excellent idea!

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 04:45h, 25 January

    I love the shot of the whelk with the sand dollars! And that sea whip is so very cool! Sounds like you are getting ready to be a very busy man for the next few months. Yay!! Translates to lovely pictures for us!!

  • Traci Mason
    Posted at 15:35h, 25 January

    Thats a big sunray too and the oyster shell is wicked cool! The ladies found lots of good stuff, how exciting!

    Your going to be real busy through May most likely and book quickly! Thats great, lots to blog about!

    Congrats to the Mississippi Ladies for some really great finds!