Ohio Sisters Relaxing and Exploring

Ohio Sisters Relaxing and Exploring

It is always a pleasure taking out the sisters from Ohio-Kathy, Cindy and Jackie. We started the trip by going to North Captiva for lunch and then it was off to favorite spot #1. Many shells were collected and stories were told as we walked the beach. I photographed some flowering sea grape trees and inkberry shrubs along the way.  We finished the trip at secret spot no name and enjoyed another lovely day on the water.  Thanks girls!

~ Capt. Brian

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.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 11:13h, 14 May

    Cool trip. Thank you for sharing the awesome photos.

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 17:56h, 15 May

    Captain Brian, thank you for another wonderful day of exploring. The girls and I are already looking forward to our next trip with you in August.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 03:53h, 17 June

    Getting ready to celebrate national seashell day here in Ohio