Relaxing And Exploring With Kim And Chablis

Relaxing And Exploring With Kim And Chablis

It was a great day on the water with Kim and Chablis. This trip was a long time coming. We were out the whole day. Chablis took many photographs and got some good shots of the dolphin on our way to the island. Our first stop was at Avocet Island where Chablis found a large whelk. The water was very clear as we motored to another location, the shells were excellent and the water perfect. Next it was off to the Tarpon Lodge for a delicious lunch. I enjoyed talking with Chablis about her future endeavors. The afternoon was spent at one of my favorite places just off the beaten path. Kim and Chablis enjoyed the afternoon and were a pleasure to relax and explore with.
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 02:42h, 25 May

    Our day with you was the highlight of our vacation. We always enjoy being out with you. Thanks for giving us a truly special day.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 03:50h, 25 May

    I wish I could have been there with you guys. I feel like I know you both. My perfect day would be with you three, Pam from iloveshelling, Aunt Kaybe and Sheri Zipp and Sam. That would be so cool!!! Oh yeah, and Lizbeth. Can't forget her. Who knows. Maybe one of these days.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:57h, 25 May

    Roxanne, Kaybe is the coolest. She is old school shelling. Sheri and Sam are also hard core shellers

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 10:27h, 08 June

    I know Brian. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Kaybe. But I have shelled with Sheri and Sam. Who knows maybe this October we will be on the island at the same time again.