The Miller Family

The Miller Family

What an extraordinary family- Corey, Kim, Graham, Chloe, Quincy and Wren. I have enjoyed this family for many years, they are always positive and their glass is always half full. We had a blast collecting fighting conchs (and there were many) and exploring the mudflats. We walked the beaches in a remote area collecting the conchs, when Wren said, “Captain Brian can we go back to the swamp?” So the swamp it was.  We returned to where we started and the girls got to play with live hermit crabs and make little corrals for them before letting them go. Kim found a beautiful lightning whelk. Corey was happy to just be there and enjoy his family. I was happy to be a part of this family’s memories.
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 02:40h, 07 June

    Brian, I wonder if you have any idea how many wonderful memories you make for people?

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 02:55h, 07 June

    Kim, I love what I do.And do what I love. I do not take a second for granted. Thank you.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 18:56h, 07 June

    Makin memories 😀

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 02:59h, 08 June

    I am loving that lightning whelk. So many fighting conchs!! It is quite obvious you love what you do. I love what you do and am so happy that you share with us. I hope to be there in October and will definitely have to take one of your trips!! Will keep you posted.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:01h, 08 June

    I look forward to it Roxanne.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 02:33h, 16 June

    Brian. I hope all is well. I've missed you these past few days