Relaxing And Exploring

Relaxing And Exploring

I enjoyed showing Carol and Dotti the beaches on the out islands. Carol had a smile on her face the whole time.  Carol enjoyed taking pictures of the birds as well as the landscapes. Dotti enjoyed walking on a beach empty of people. Carol has been a collector of shells since she was five. Today she enjoyed collecting like she was a little kid.

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.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 10:30h, 03 March

    Sounds like a great time! You sure have fun adventures! 🙂

  • Traci
    Posted at 10:30h, 03 March

    what kind of bird is that Brian? Great Pictures! Sounds like a great day!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 10:50h, 03 March

    Traci, the bird is a double crested cormorant. They can dive up to 60 feet under water looking for fish.