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Think of Shellcast, the official podcast of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, as a beach break for your ears.

Shellcast gives listeners the chance to escape, relax, soak up some virtual sun and tune into what makes Southwest Florida so special.

Jun 25, 2020

Capt. Brian Holaway visits Pioneer Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Cayo Costa’s original settlers, known as fisherfolk. Danish mariner Capt. Peter Nelson is also buried there. In the late 1880s, Nelson founded Alva, Lee County, Florida's first incorporated town. Recorded Nov. 21, 2019.

Jun 19, 2020

Shellcast visits the 2020 Burrowing Owl Festival in Cape Coral. Hear how Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife celebrates the only owl that lives underground. Interviews with volunteers Beverly Saltonstall and Bernadette MacNee. Take a ride on a school bus to see where you can find the owls on your own - just look for the...

Jun 19, 2020

“It’s the way Florida used to be,” said Dennis Romig, volunteer, Cayo Costa State Park. When it comes to what to bring for a day trip or an overnight camping adventure, he’s the expert. Recorded Nov. 21, 2019.

Jun 19, 2020

Come aboard for a boat ride on Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico with one of Southwest Florida’s favorite outdoor guides, Capt. Brian Holaway. Recorded Nov. 21, 2019.

Jun 19, 2020

“It’s a magical, magical place,” recalls Dorrie Hipschman, former executive director, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, on her first visit to Sanibel. Recorded May 19, 2020.