Steller Day With Dean and Bonnie

Steller Day With Dean and Bonnie

Dean and Bonnie have been coming to Sanibel since the 1980’s.  Bonnie stepped off the boat and found a sand dollar then another and another and another. She also found sea urchins and a very cool jingle shell with both sides in tact. They are always fun to shell with and listen to their conversations. Bonnie enjoys making crafts out of shells such as ornaments and Christmas trees. Dean makes anything from wood for Bonnie’s shell creations. They both are excellent shellers and always a joy to have on the boat.
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 13:07h, 22 October

    The intact jingle is pretty amazing! I have never seen both sides together! Great find!

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 22:56h, 27 October

    What great finds with all of those perfect sand dollars. And then to find both sides of the jingle, too! Well done.