Nancy and Melissa Exploring Again With Capt. Brian

Nancy and Melissa Exploring Again With Capt. Brian

Nancy and Melissa traveled with me for the 7th year in a row. We always have a good time and enjoy what nature has to offer on our excursions. On this trip we traveled  to one of my favorite spots and took the paddle board. Melissa is an excellent photographer and took many excellent photos on the front of the paddle board. Nancy collected shells in this remote spot.  The storm clouds started to roll in so we headed over to the delicious Tarpon Lodge for lunch. After lunch we took our time traveling to favorite spot number one. The beach was empty of people and the water was clear. We collected more shells and Melissa took many photos of the birds and landscapes. The day was an absolute pleasure. The real treasure for me on this trip was a book the Johnson family made for me. The book is 65 pages long and has photos from all of our trips from May  2005 to  May 2012.  I posted the cover and the first and last page. Thank you for a wonderful book of photos and memories.
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 13:52h, 21 August

    What a lovely gift. You have truly touched the hearts of so many people Brian.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:31h, 24 August

    The pleasure was all ours, Captain Brian! What a fabulous day it was – calm water for your special plans, plenty of shells, great wildlife photo ops for Melissa, a delicious lunch at the Tarpon Lodge, then more Cayo fun. We got a great start on memories for the next book 🙂 Kim is right about you touching the hearts of many! It was our lucky day when we went on our first shelling cruise and you were our captain.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:36h, 24 August

    I am lucky, very lucky. Thank you very much Nancy.