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Santiva Saltwater Fishing

15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-1779
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Located at the Tween Waters Marina on Captiva, Santiva Saltwater Fishing is owned and operated by Captain Jim Burnsed and his family. Capt. Jim Burnsed is a 3rd generation Floridian who began fishing the Sanibel-Captiva waters as a professional guide over 30 years ago. Along with his sons, Capt. Jimmy Burnsed & Capt. Rob McKay, Capt. Jim offers guided fishing, shelling, snorkeling, and wildlife tours for every age and level of experience.

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Clearbrook, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was my family's 2nd trip to Sanibel. I really wanted to book a fishing charter but without prior knowledge I was nervous as to which guide service to go with. After calling and talking to the Santiva team I had a good feeling so I booked a 3 hour trip with Captain Jimmy. I brought with my 3 boys... More

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Mazeppa, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

5. The Dean of Captiva Guides This guy has been guiding the Sanibel-Captiva waters for 33 years... 4. And he still loves to guide!! Still has that sparkle in his eye, works hard to put his clients on fish. I've been coming to the area since 1976, and Jim is as good a fishing guide as it gets. 3. Family... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I’ve taken my family to Sanibel for the past two years and on a recommendation from a friend, I contacted Santiva for a fishing expedition in 2013 and requested Captain Jim. Jim is really an authentic fishing boat captain and made the experience fun and memorable, particularly for the kids. We enjoyed fishing with Captain Jim so much that we... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family LOVES Captain Jimmy! One word, AMAZING! We have two daughters ages 8 and 5, and a 3 year old son. All 3 of our children were excitedly engaged during our entire half day charter. In fact, we booked Captain Jimmy for a half day charter twice this summer. Both of our trips were action packed between spotting dolphins... More

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Mckinney
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This review is long overdue...My family and I have been going to Rob for the past 10 years for fishing. Every year we look forward to this fishing trip and every year we leave very happy. Rob is personable, and passionate about his job. Today we caught grouper, lady fish, snapper, trout, saw a bunch of unique birds, and dolphins... More

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is my second year fishing with a group of friends using the Santiva team as our guides. Both years have been great. Jimmy and Rob and all the guides have been excellent and were willing to do whatever it took to make sure we caught fish. We originally came to Florida for Tarpon both years but missed the run... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have used Capt. Rob McKay for shelling trips, dolphin running and fishing trips for the past two years. He has never failed to disappoint us. In fact, he is truly amazing from the small little kids to the adults. We explain exactly what we're looking for in a boat tour and he has always been able to customize it... More

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Saint John, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

...or so my 6 year old and 4 year old said. We hit Trout and Shark which is what both the kids really wanted. He was very engaging, helpful and even took us out to a sandbar for some swimming and adventure. The kids had a blast and we would definitely do it again.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Capt. Jim Burnsed was the perfect guide for My young boys to go fishing with, He put them on Snook first. Then trout only to finish up with 6 sharks. He talked to my 6 and 8 year old kept them engaged. I would recommend him to any family.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have been fishing with Rob McKay, twice a year for about 10 years and the experience is always enjoyable and never disappointing. OK sometimes the fishing works out better than other times - but that is one of the "joys" of fishing - you never quite know how successful it will be. Rob always tries his absolute best to... More

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