The Johnson Family

The Johnson Family

Another enjoyable charter with the Johnsons. We started at secret spot number 4 where the shells were great and we walked farther than I had anticipated.  Along the way taking photos of the birds, mainly white pelicians, before heading to the Tarpon Lodge for a delightful lunch.  A most enjoyable trip with the Johnson Family.

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.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 15:49h, 06 December

    White Pelicans are such an amazing site. I see quite a few off the Boca Grande Causeway as the weather starts getting chillier. I get so busy looking for shells that I have to remember to lift my head up & take in what's flying around me. Beach combing is all about the journey.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 15:49h, 06 December

    What kind of bird is that in the first photo with the orange on his beak?

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 15:49h, 06 December

    Looks like The Johnsons had a great time while they were there! That's wonderful 🙂

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 15:50h, 06 December

    White pelicians

  • Brian, Nancy and Melissa
    Posted at 21:22h, 15 December

    We did have a great time, Jen! The weather, shelling, bird action and lunch were all wonderful. Capt. Brian alway manages to surprise us with something on our adventures and this time he did a funny dance that Melissa photographed 🙂 A day in paradise with our favorite Captain!