Texas Rides Again

Texas Rides Again

The ladies from Texas ride again and then some. This year Kim and Cheryl brought with them Daniel, Steve and George Ann.  Cheryl collected many fighting conchs and she wants to make a table out of them .  We traveled to a couple Islands shelling and grinning along the way.  I enjoy taking out passengers from the Lone Star State! Thanks for a great trip. Also, glad that you got to connect with my friend, Lacey.

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 04:40h, 16 June

    Yay. You're back in bogland.

    I can't get over all those conchs. She is the second person I've heard say they want to make a table with them.

    My mind cannot grasp the vastness of the oceans or how prolific sea life is. I always think I'm getting the last shell. But day after day you and Pam share with us the bounty. I cant believe how many shells are out there and continue to be out there. Blows my mind. Yet makes me so happy.