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Santiva Saltwater Fishing

#6 of 17 Tours in Captiva Island Features Animals
15951 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6014
+1 239-472-1779
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Great trip with Captain Jim!

Had a great trip fishing with Captain Jim this week! Our kids, 7 and 10, like to fish and were... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2017
Margo M
Great family friendly afternoon

Even though the wind didn't cooperate we had a great afternoon with Captain Jim. We were a large... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Holland, Michigan
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Santiva Saltwater Fishing is owned and operated 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/eco - tours for every age and level of experience. Santiva Saltwater Fishing is located at the Tween Waters Marina on Captiva.
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15951 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6014
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

Had a great trip fishing with Captain Jim this week! Our kids, 7 and 10, like to fish and were excited to try to catch our lunch. Captain Jim was patient and helpful and took us to a great spot. In the first hour, we...More

Thank Margo M
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Even though the wind didn't cooperate we had a great afternoon with Captain Jim. We were a large group of 10, so we split in half with Captain Jim and Captain Jimmy. We caught a few fish, and we saw wild manatees and dolphins up...More

1  Thank lindsaylur
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Our group (4 adults and two kids ages 9 and 10) went out with Captain Jim on March 30 and had the time of our lives. The Captain really knew where to go to find the fish. Over the course of three hours, the two...More

Thank Katharine W
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Full day with captain Jim. Morning with the Grand kids for shelling and exploring. That didn't go well as the 1 year old had a melt down. Not Jim's fault. In the afternoon the big kids (30 somethings) and grand pa went out. Skip the...More

Thank Mrchubs
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Great day fishing with Captain Rob leaving from Tween Waters Marina. Our group had 5 women and Captain Rob made us feel welcome and we had a blast! The trip started with Captain Rob asking us what we wanted to to accomplish, and we all...More

1  Thank Tears47
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Captain Jim and CJ were great guides and gave us history of the various islands. We caught plenty of snapper and trout to keep and take to the Lazy Flamingo to prepare. Couldn't keep up with the black tip sharks as we caught over 40...More

1  Thank Mama4Q
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We have used Santiva saltwater fishing for many years. They have always been great. They are very knowledgeable. They will always put you on the fish. This time we caught lots of Lady fish. Yes, bait fish for bigger fish. We also caught lots of...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Every July my wife, brother-in-law, and I travel down to Captive for the fourth-of-July weekend. Every year, we consistently used Santiva Fishing for a 3 or 4 hour fishing charter. The past two experiences have taught us that this year, it is time to move...More

4  Thank John M
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great charter with Jimmy Jr even though tarpon were quiet. Kept us on the hunt, well equipped, personable and safe outing in heat of Florida summer. Shark battle for my wife with a 60lb black-tip was our highlight but a great day all around. Dal...More

Thank nae1
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wish I could give them zero stars. I booked a fishing trip 6 weeks ago before flying to Captiva Island for a family vacation. We had our gear & lunches packed and walking to the car when the guide calls me 20 minutes before the...More

3  Thank Michael L
Amy M, Owner at Santiva Saltwater Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2016

I am sorry that your trip was canceled on short notice. First, let me clarify that you were scheduled with Capt. Shawn Kelly who is not a member of the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team. We set the trip up as a referral only because our...More

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Deb W
May 15, 2015|
Response from Amy M | Property representative |
Our guides run center console, open fishermen boats that range in size from 23' to 25' and there is no restroom on board the boat. However, there is a restroom at the marina available before and after your trip.