Moria and Marty

Moria and Marty

 Sunset and a super moon low tide with friends Moria and Marty, WOW! It was a wonderful trip. Marty was like a magnet for sandollars, Moria found a key hole limpet, cockles, a baby’s ear shell, tusks, rice shells, olives, sun ray venus, wendeltrap, bubble shells, and many colorful coquinas. Great conversations were had and mutual shelling friends were talked about. Kim the ever busy bee was brought up often. The Essential Beachcomber was also talked about.  The day was filled with great memories. Thank you Moria and Marty.
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 02:41h, 08 May

    Looks like it was a wonderful evening, with good friends, and lots of nice shells! What a gorgeous sunset too! Did Moira ever find her Kings Crown? I know she wants one badly.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:45h, 08 May

    She didn't find a Kings Crown on our trip. But the week is young. Every day is a new day of shelling.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 13:51h, 08 May

    What a beautiful sunset – I love the third shot from the bottom. Love it.

    Was that Horse Conch empty?

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 17:27h, 08 May

    Wow! That was a super low tide!! Looks like lots of nice shells. Was that horse conch empty??

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 17:29h, 08 May

    The tide was very low. I haven't seen it that low in that part of the island for a few years. The horse conch was alive. So it stayed where it was.