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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 with kids

Captain Jimmy was charged with taking our 6, 8, 10 and 13 year old kids on a four hour trip. He... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2015
Lisa B
Tampa, Florida
Awesome, amazing trip

We had 8 guys split up in two boats w/ Captain Rob and Captain Brian. Wow. We did a short 8-12... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2015
Michael B
Imperial, Missouri
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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
+1 239-472-1779
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

Captain Jimmy was charged with taking our 6, 8, 10 and 13 year old kids on a four hour trip. He kept them entertained while educating them about the fish they were catching. He helped them understand about baiting, casting and reeling, joking with our...More

2  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had 8 guys split up in two boats w/ Captain Rob and Captain Brian. Wow. We did a short 8-12 trip. Wish we would have scheduled more. Rob and Brian put us on fish immediately. And then put us on fish again. It was...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a. Great day with Capt. Jim. We went out with Capt. Jim and our 2 daughters (2&5) and we had a great day. Jim immediately took us and put us on fish. This fishing was excellent and the girls warmed up to Jim...More

Thank danotwenty
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Jim and his crew did a great job in a short amount of time. Caught some good fish including Jacks, Sharks, and some yummy Trout and Snapper. The price was also very reasonable.

1  Thank KeithGA
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went out for the 4 hour tour. We all got a ton of fish. Finished up the last hour catching two shark. My teenagers had the best time. Capt Jimmy is awesome. He knows the perfect areas to fish and is...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Captain Jimmy was great! Took time to make sure we caught lots if sharks and that we all had a great time! Well worth the money and such a blast!!!

Thank Erinstraw
Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

4 of us went SHARK fishing today with Captain Jimmy Burnsed and had a blast! We had so much fun just catching the bait fish, SHARKS were just a bonus. Captain Jimmy made our entire trip. Great attitude, warm, and welcoming. He was able to...More

Thank B.j. S
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Boated with dolphins, snorkeled on a deserted isle with manatee, caught lots of fish and each of our kids caught a shark! Captain Jimmy was fantastic! Friendly, down to earth, SUPER helpful with the kids -- coaching, baiting hooks, encouraging them to try new things...More

Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Our fourth trip with Santiva! Great people and even better guides! My boys were hoping to land a Tarpon. They landed TWO! Plus Snook and Red. Don't go anywhere else!

Thank Michele D
Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I took our two children, 14 and 9 out for a day with Captain Jimmy. Our hooks were not in the water but a minute before our son was shouting "Fish On!" We caught Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Blacktip Shark, Stingray and...More

4  Thank Amy T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Deb W
Is there a bathroom on board?
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.