Sheri And Sam

Sheri And Sam

Sam spotted a HUGE horse conch in the marina.  We pulled the boat over and Sam got out and pulled this beautiful shell on board. We took many photos. Soon after Sam spotted some fins on the water. It turned out to be a spotted eagle ray. (My favorite) We watched this ray for a long time. Then we traveled south of secret spot number two.  The beach was loaded with many shells. Time seemed to fly by. We had to pull Sheri off the beach.(She could have shelled for days) I enjoyed the conversations about shells and  horses. Great finds and great horses! I look forward to seeing you again next year .P.S. Sam I also look forward to a 15.1  on Sunday:)
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 14:05h, 24 October

    I was going to go with them but our weeks didn't cross and then I didn't end up going at all. 🙁

    Love that horse conch Sam spotted. She has a good "eye"!

    Yes, Sheri could stay for days! LOL

  • Little Black Scrap Cat
    Posted at 17:15h, 06 November

    WOW! I can't believe its been almost 3 weeks since out trip! We have been so busy. We had such a great time on Cayo with you, Brian. Looking forward to doing it again next year! Thanks so much!!