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Collecting seashells on the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and the world

Practicing The Sanibel Stoop On Cayo Costa

Every single time I step on the beach of Cayo costa… its different. Its truly fascinating to see it change so drastically and which part of the beach the shells pile up.  The last few months, we had to walk down to the right to find the shells washed up and before that we found them to the left. This time as soon as we stepped on the beach on our iLoveShelling cruise with Captiva Cruises, we saw loads of shells right in front of us.

Its so much fun to see the different shells everybody finds.

Lots of Sanibel Stoops … Or Cayo Conch Crouch? heehee

There’s enough for everybody!



Such fun times!

Even a surprising live KINGS CROWN! (Of course safely put back in the water)

Yahoo! Fabshellous LIGHTNING WHELK totally empty.

Good to see Brin and her amazing shelling family again.

She’s an amazing artist so she has such a great eye for beautiful shells with different color patterns. Thank you Brin ;)

Such fun to hang out with so many amazing shellers.

Check out this spectacsheller assortment Will found… BUTTON SHELLS to BABYS EARS and lots in between.


I had a surprise for everyone too! Shell Love Bug made a special appearance at Captiva Cruises so everybody on our shelling boat could see her. Fun! For Easter week, Shell Love Bug is now at the airport in Fort Myers until April 18 – hope ya get to see her and find your favorite shell.

Hey hey- I have new dates for summer iLoveShelling cruises! Hope I get to see y’all-  Check them out …

PS- I’m really sorry I couldn’t work in all requested dates :(






  1. Love all the shells thanks for sharing

  2. What fantastic finds!! 🐚

  3. Wish we were there! Your YouTube buddy wants to know where the videos are?!

  4. Wow, Pam – looks like the mother lode (load?) at CC. Fun!

  5. No September shelling dates! So disappointed. I am never in town when you are hosting a shelling cruise.

  6. Wow, it looks like everyone found great shells. So wish I was with all of you.

    Pam, wouldn’t it be amazing if you got to show the Vice President and his wife how to do the Sanibel Stoop this week?! Hopefully at least they saw the Love Bug at the airport.

    Happy shelling everyone!

  7. Pam, thanks for sharing! We are sooooo ready to be back on Sanibel!

  8. As always, wish I was there!

  9. Hi Pam! Saw the shell love bug at the airport! So awesome-what a work of art!
    Also, some of your ladies were perfecting the Boca Bend! Would love to join you next winter for a shelling adventure!

  10. Wow, those are a lot of cool Shells. 🙂
    Can you make more videos on YouTube please.
    I’ve been watching your youtube channel for 2 and a half years.
    Keep up the good work. 😃

  11. Hi Pam, thanks for a great trip. So glad I finally made it. There is something very soothing about shelling and the ocean. So glad you brought the Shell Bug. Sandy

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