Shelling With Sheri

Shelling With Sheri

I had a great 8 hour charter last week with Sheri Zipp. ┬áSome of the cool finds of the day were spiny jewel boxes (both sides), a worm shell, a very unique lettered olive and a couple baby’s ears. The 8 hours seemed to fly by and suddenly it was time to head back to the dock. It was a wonderful day. ┬áThank you Sheri for another great day of shelling!
~ 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.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 11:35h, 23 October

    Beautiful intact jewel boxes! And the olive is so unusual.

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 00:56h, 19 November

    WOW!!! Has it really been a whole month since I was in Sanibel?! Such an awesome day walking the island. I needed to get away for a bit and I certainly did that!! I'm still working on cleaning up all my shells from my trip. When I got home we hit the ground running to finish our show season. Final event is this Saturday (11/19), then things will slow down until January. Thank you so much, Brian! Next year we need more time to talk!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:17h, 19 November

    Sheri, Next year we will talk and walk more for sure.