Project Description

Fishing

Chartered Fishing Excursions

A morning, afternoon or full day of exciting fun awaits you when you charter your own private captain and cast off. Everything’s supplied except the fish — and our popular captains know the best places to find them. For information and reservations, Contact our Captains below:

Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team
Started in 1980 by Captain Jim Burnsed Sr., a third-generation Floridian, he’s now joined by his son, Captain Jimmy Burnsed, and son-in-law, Captain Rob McKay and Captain Josh Schardin. This award-winning, experienced group of fishermen are passionate about creating a positive experience, from teaching a child how to bait their own hook to helping reel in “the big one”. These fishermen support catch and release so that our island and waterways are treasured, respected and protected for generations to come.
Captain Randy Barfield
Growing up in the area, and backed by over 30 years of experience on our waterways, Captain Randy delivers a fun and entertaining fishing and sightseeing adventure perfect for the entire family! There’s something for everyone aboard with Captain Randy — learn about our local area and discover hidden gems — and as Captain Randy always says at the end of each excursion, “Fun was had by all”!
Native Guides
Experience an authentic view of Southwest Florida through the eyes of a local islander. Join Captain John Houston on one of his customized guided tours into the heart of Old Florida. Born and raised on Dinkins Bayou of Sanibel Island, John spent his childhood exploring the surrounding waters and educating himself on its ecosystem. Being a fourth generation Floridian, he has had the rare opportunity to learn first hand how the rugged local history has shaped Southwest Florida into what it is today.