Sanibel Shell Fair

Sanibel Shell Fair

Today I went to the 74th annual shell fair on Sanibel.  WOW!  Every one should go. There are shellers from all over the world. I talked with Pam of I love shelling and Sandy Moran. What a great day!  Wow.  I learned alot especially about fossil shells.

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.

  • busybee2
    Posted at 22:45h, 04 March

    Wonderful pictures. Thanks for putting them up. I'd love to go to the Shell Show someday.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 22:47h, 04 March

    Thank you. I look forward to seeing you guys in May.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 03:51h, 05 March

    Hi Brian,
    I love all your pics of Cayo Costa. I gave you a shout out on my shell show post over at The Essential Beachcomber.

    Take good care,


  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:58h, 05 March

    Thank you for the shout out. Your blog is great. I am glad you liked the Cayo photos. I never tire of taking photos of my favorite place, Cayo Costa. Thanks again for the shout out. Happy shelling to you.