New Places On The Chart

New Places On The Chart

Billy Idol drove me to the waters edge. But it was Robert Earl Keen that led the way. I made many discovories along the way. . I have wanted to explore this remote island for some time, I wanted to check this island out in early December, but today was the day.
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.

  • Moira
    Posted at 03:23h, 08 October

    love the tree root pics. Also did some "cyber-shelling"!! Where is this wonderful place?

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 03:23h, 08 October

    Looks like fun – what was in the cooler?? Was that turtle eggs or stones in the last photo?

  • AntKaybe
    Posted at 03:23h, 08 October

    Yup, any music with a slide guitar will get you motivated. New hat?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:29h, 08 October

    Kaybe, It's an old hat actually, it was overcast so i didn't need as much shade. I took my "winter hat" with me.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:34h, 08 October

    Kim,in the cooler was one corona and a half gallon of sun tea, and lots of ice. I returned with lots of ice. Also some cool finds, very cool.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:36h, 08 October

    Kim the last photo was nickerbeans also called sea pearls. I will save a few for you and Chablis. They are always cool to find. Now I have two secret spots to get them.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:44h, 08 October

    Moria, Where is this place? Close but far, near not close, hard to get to, not easy, Low tide only, buggy, Another day on the water. Secret Spot 13. Only by paddleboard.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 10:45h, 08 October

    The elusive Capt Brian!! Secret spot #13!!!