Shelling With Gail and Crew

Shelling With Gail and Crew

The stormy weather managed to stay south of us on our shelling excursion to Cayo Costa. Gail and her crew have been out with me on many occasions. This trip was filled with great conversations and a nice variety of shells. This year Billie, Gails mother in law, did not go on the boat. I could not go without seeing my buddy Billie. So I stopped by the next day and surprised her. She is the coolest 88 year old I know. I look forward to seeing everyone again either by land or sea next time they are here.

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.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 11:24h, 07 May

    Such a wonderful day on the water, and what fun it was to surprise Billie!! She keeps saying how sweet it was for you to stop by and see her. She thinks you are pretty special, too!! Till next time…..