Shelling With Sheri

Shelling With Sheri

Here are some recent pictures from a shelling trip to the barrier islands with Sheri.  We started the day before the sun was up and returned after lunch.  The sunrise light provided great photographing opportunities.  Sheri found an assortment of shells and even a brittle star.   You never know what surprises mother ocean is going to provide from day to day.  This was a stellar day with Sheri. Thanks for chartering me for another great trip!  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 01:27h, 20 October

    Great photo ops and FABULOUS photos, Captain!!!! A gorgeous sunrise, dolphin, osprey with breakfast and shark's eyes – what a day it must have been!

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 01:27h, 20 October

    Beautiful photos…the pictures of the sunrise are stunning….

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 15:58h, 20 October

    Great photos, photos number one and two are breathtaking. The girls and I are looking forward to our trip in December. We cannot wait to see what treasures we will find.

  • Susan
    Posted at 00:30h, 22 October

    Just wow. Much wow. Envious.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 17:16h, 15 November

    Wow! I've finally sat down at my computer and saw your post today. I cannot believe its been a month (!!) since we were on Cayo! Where did that time go? It was a fabulous day of shelling. Great company. Thanks, Brian! I look forward to another adventure with you next year!