Omaha Shellers

Omaha Shellers

Deb and her family have been shelling on the islands for over 25 years. Her kids Kevin and Megan have grown up shelling and I enjoyed hearing their shelling stories.  Deb shared her shelling tips and what she does with the shells as we walked the beach. Kevin and his girlfriend covered a lot of ground and had some great finds. We had a great day of shelling. Deb’s words when she got off the boat were, “now this is what shelling should be like”. It was a fun trip with experienced shellers from the great state of Nebraska.
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 01:35h, 02 July

    Looked like a great day on the beach!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 08:51h, 03 July

    Such a great time! S many dolphins too! Thank you again!