Selena The Sheller

Selena The Sheller

Selena and Don spent the day with me exploring the out islands. Selena has been shelling all of her life and her goal is to find one of every species.  The morning was spent on a remote stretch of beach shelling. Next we anchored the boat out in the Gulf and enjoyed lunch and good conversation as dolphins swam nearby. We pulled the anchor and traveled to another unique spot to explore the grass flats. I enjoyed the conversation with Don as we walked and talked about books.  It was a wonderful day on the water with shellers from the Lone Star State. I look forward to next year’s adventures.
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 09:53h, 19 September

    It looks like another great day with lots of wonderful shells collected. I love those kings crowns. And what luck in collecting so many perfect sand dollars on one trip! Awesome.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 23:17h, 20 September

    Those are fabulous Crowns! I assume those were found on the flats? What a wonderful looking day!