The King Family

The King Family

I enjoyed showing the King family around the islands. We started the trip exploring the flats where we found a beautiful kings crown and three horseshoe crabs. Next in our journey we traveled to Cayo Costa. They King family was in search of  calico clams and sun ray venus. The searching went well, many calico’s were collected as well as sun ray venus, and lettered olive shells. The weather was beautiful. On the return trip we all got to see a observe a loggerhead turtle in the water. I managed to get a picture from a distance.( You can zoom in on the fifth photo above) This was the perfect ending to a enjoyable day.

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.

  • gpc
    Posted at 02:00h, 25 July

    How wonderful, I would love to see a turtle!

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 04:20h, 25 July

    I have yet to see a loggerhead…..maybe next year!

  • Liz
    Posted at 14:36h, 02 August

    Thank you for a wonderful adventure! We had a great time!