Nick Hahn and Crew

Nick Hahn and Crew

Nick, Diane, Mikeal and Colette went out today with me for a morning of shelling. Nick is a long time sheller on the islands. He has a great shelling eye and a real knack for finding hard to find shells. His wife Diane puts up with her husband’s obsession with shells.(Thank you Diane)  Mikeal and Colette made some great finds today. Colette found many olives and sand dollars. Mikeal just enjoyed all the shells and island atmosphere. Nick found a great alphabet cone and some very nice dark olives. He also enjoyed finding tusk shells. We all enjoyed observing dolphins in the wild, as well as white pelicans. We covered lots of territory in a short time. You never know what the sea will give you. That is the beautiful thing about shelling.
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.

  • Unknown
    Posted at 02:21h, 19 October


    Thanks for the great trip. We really enjoyed the day. You are the best!!!


    Collette, Mike, Diane, & Nick