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Address: 15951 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6014
Phone Number: +1 239-472-1779
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Santiva Saltwater Fishing is owned and operated Captain Jim Burnsed and his...

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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Fishing with Captain Rob!! Great Memories, Wonderful Trip

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Knoxville
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Knoxville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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 quickly told him we wanted to have fish for dinner and a great time. He... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 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 of them. Thanks for a great trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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 black tips shark, lemon shark, nurse shark, and even a sting ray. I would recommend... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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 on to a different company. The problem is not with the boats or equipment used,... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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 was dynamite in answering questions and helping us get set over 6 months ago. We... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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 trip to tell me he's flaking out because of an eye infection. Uh dude, you... More 

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Amy M, Owner at Santiva Saltwater Fishing, responded to this review

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 guides were booked. Capt. Shawn has his own listing on Trip Advisor, Tarpon Snook Redfish,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Captain Jim put us on fish immediately. Had a dry spell and then some great shark action later as well. We had a great time!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our family of 5 had a beautiful and fun afternoon on the water with Captain Darrin! We saw manatees as soon as we took off, spent a couple of hours fishing where we caught some trout and other fish (3 trout big enough to keep), then went to see dolphins. Captain Darrin was extremely patient with our kids (11, 8,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

First experience fishing from a boat was great thanks to Capt. Jimmy. We caught about 8 fish that we were able to keep. Some we had to throw back due to size or the fact they were not in season yet. When we got back to the marina Capt. Jimmy filleted all the fish for us. A perfect way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

I have been fishing with Jimmy for over 10 years, Always a successful trip. Very personable guy. Highly recommended.

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