The Maine Crew

The Maine Crew

It is always a fun adventure with Lauren and her lively crew. The weather was perfect and we all walked a long way on the beach looking for treasures. Time flew by, but not without finding many treasures by the sea. Many thanks to Lauren and crew for a fun day on the water. Capt. Brian
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.

  • Kathy H
    Posted at 03:51h, 02 March

    How fun to find so many sea urchins and sanddollars, especially the cool arrowhead sanddollar. And, the star fish were huge. What a great day on a beautiful beach.

  • Gail Douglas
    Posted at 03:51h, 02 March

    Looks like an awesome day of shelling! Where was that wall of sand and shells?? What fun!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:51h, 02 March

    Nice Shark's Eye 🙂 Beautiful day!

  • LaLa
    Posted at 03:02h, 06 March

    As always we had a fantastic adventure! Thank you Captain Brian! Until next time…