Stefan and Dorit

Stefan and Dorit

Stefan is a lifelong sheller and Dorit is a photographer. We watched the sunrise on the water and dolphins playing in the heavy surf. Dorit took some great shots of the dolphin surfing in the high waves. Stefan was very interesting to talk to about shells. He has a large collection of shells and a superb collection of strombus from all over the world. He wanted to find a crested tellin and we did. He went home to Germany with two crested tellins and Dorit went home with great photographs.  I enjoyed the conversations with both Stefan and Dorit. I look forward to seeing them again when they are in Florida.
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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 04:30h, 02 April

    Those first 2 photos are stunning! Looks like it's still a little cool down there.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 04:32h, 02 April

    Kim, It was cool for Florida, Looking forward to May:)

  • Moira
    Posted at 00:14h, 07 April

    Beautiful photos of the clouds and dolphins! I hope it's not that chilly in May! lol
    Can't wait to be there and share an afternoon with you!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:08h, 07 April

    Moira, Looking forward to our time exploring, walking and talking.