Shelling on a Beautiful Day with Mary Ann and Michelle

Shelling on a Beautiful Day with Mary Ann and Michelle

It was one of those days where the shelling was great! (First cold front) The Sanibel sisters would have had a field day (or should I say a tweezer day). Nancy from Minnesota would have been delighted to see so many sharks eyes (don’t worry there are plenty for you as usual) it was just a great day for shelling.  Mary Ann and Michelle were most happy by the finds they discovered. I was amazed at the shells that poured in and how the beach contours had changed with the winds .The trip was most enjoyable. We all enjoyed viewing frigate birds ,white pelicans, osprey, an immature  bald eagle and the sounds of being on the water. Thanks for a Great trip!
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 17:49h, 27 October

    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time! You sure found some cool shells…that's great!

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 17:49h, 27 October

    Awesome pics. Love the cones and the huge angel wings! Sam found a 6.5 inch one before we left when we went to Cayo a second time with a friend.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 15:46h, 28 October

    It looks like you had a great trip! I recognize the foot next to the shell 🙂 You are absolutely right about me being delighted when I find sharks eyes but I have to say that our adventures with you far exceed the thrill of finding shells. Just a few short weeks until our next big adventure with Captain Brian!!! See you soon!!! Nancy