The Johnson Family Once Again

The Johnson Family Once Again

Brian, Nancy and Melissa have been long time clients. They are like family. We go out every year around Thanksgiving. I look forward to this trip every year. Melissa is a great photographer and enjoys taking pictures of the birds and wildlife. Brian has a good shelling eye that seems to get better every year. Nancy is always fun to walk and talk with on the beach. She enjoys hearing about all my close calls and my boating follies of the year. I enjoy hearing her laugh. We went to a new spot they had never been to before. It was peaceful and empty of people. Next it was time for lunch at the wonderful Tarpon Lodge. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We made one more stop on the way back to Captiva at secret spot no number.
  Thank you again to the Johnson Family for many years of fun times!
 (Melissa I will see you in a few months)
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 02:21h, 27 November

    Is that a puffer fish?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:25h, 27 November

    Hey Kim, Yep, it is a dried out puffer fish.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 03:34h, 27 November

    That puffer is so cool, especially the mouth. Lol. Looks like another beautiful day.

  • Traci Mason
    Posted at 19:48h, 28 November

    Omg…looks like my puffer…ive never seen anyone find another in this good condition…that is sooooo cool. Who found it? Where? It looks like its in good condition, is it?

    Wow…thats just too cool…lol…I love it!!!

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 01:45h, 29 November

    Traci, Nancy found it. She found it north 3/4 of a mile from where we turned around. The puffer was in great condition. It looked like the twin to yours.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 10:26h, 29 November

    And once again, our day with you was the highlight of our vacation!! The private beach with the cute puffer fish, lunch at Tarpon Lodge (thanks to Rob for always volunteering to take our picture) and our stop at secret spot no number – all were wonderful! Good thing you like to hear me laugh because I love to hear your stories 🙂 Thanks to two special ladies for sharing you over Thanksgiving week-end!!! Good times on the Boca trip today, too! Looking forward to our next adventure…