Shelling With Chuck And Mayda

Shelling With Chuck And Mayda

Chuck and Mayda are experienced shellers. We covered a lot of beach in four hours. The trip started at favorite spot number one. We all enjoyed walking and searching this isolated stretch of beach. Next we traveled to secret spot thirteen. They found many smaller shells that were in great condition. The favorite find of the day was a  beautiful alphabet cone.  Great finds Chuck and Mayda!

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.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 02:16h, 02 November

    I love your first four photos!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 21:55h, 02 November

    Thank you Roxanne, I took over a hundred that morning as the light was changing. The clouds were amazing.