Shelling with Kevin and Shawn

Shelling with Kevin and Shawn

It was a great two days exploring with Kevin and Shawn. Kevin and Shawn have been shelling in the area since 1986. We spent time on the out islands as well as on a sand bar out in the Gulf. We also walked the flats. A lot was fit in and the time seemed to fly by. I enjoyed walking and talking with these veteran shellers from the state of Colorado. Thank you Kevin and Shawn for a wonderful two days of exploring.
~ 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.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 00:44h, 25 October

    Oh, boy… there is some shark's eye envy going on in Champlin, MN!!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 00:46h, 25 October

    Don't fret Nancy I've got you covered.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 09:30h, 31 October

    Looks like a wonderful day! Beautiful finds.

  • Ranocchia 007
    Posted at 09:30h, 31 October

    Some pics look like the nicer part of Cayo Costa where Captiva Cruises used to go, too. Good old times!! Perfect pictures