Shelling Trio

Shelling Trio

Kim, Moira and Tracey have all been out with me before, but not all together on the same trip.  It was a nice calm sunny summer day on the water.  These 3 avid shellers were successful in finding a variety of shells.  Highlights were a crown conch, gaudy natica and a maculated baby ear.  Great finds!  Capt Brian
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.

  • Moira
    Posted at 10:33h, 12 August

    We had fun, Brian! Thanks again!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 10:33h, 12 August

    The water is like glass and the sky is beautiful. Great day to be on Capt. Brian's boat!

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 10:33h, 12 August

    Thanks for the day on the water Brian. Pam told Traci that the baby's ear was a special one because of the color. You need to ask her about it.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 16:51h, 12 August

    It looks like the weather was perfect for a great day on the water. I love the kings crowns and that baby's ear! What a fun day for the shelling trio.