Santiva Charters

When you’re looking for a fishing trip with a captain who can provide an amazing experience, look no further than Santiva Charters. Captain Rob’s main goal is to provide this for you and he believes it’s all in the details. He takes special care for all those little things that make each trip special.

To make your trip more comfortable, Capt. Rob allows for only 3 guests on the boat. This way everyone can fish at the same time. You’ll aboard his 18’ Key West boat, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. This flats boat is perfect for shallow waters you’ll be fishing in, and it features a live bait tank and an ice box.

You’ll be fishing around Sanibel’s backcountry and inshore waters, targeting Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. These waters also keep Jack Crevalle and Bull Sharks, so you never know what can bite your hook. You can keep the catch and save it for a delicious meal afterward. Capt. Rob recommends the “Lazy Flamingo” restaurant near the marina.

Rob will organize everything you need for fishing: rods, reels, lures, and live bait. You can bring some snacks and drinks, and don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses.

Whether you’re looking for excitement while fishing or just hope to relax on the water, you can rely on Santiva Charters and Capt. Rob!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 30
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    Book a trip and enjoy a day out on the water fishing! There's a variety of different species of fish to catch, cooler on board with water and ice. Bring any additional provisions and you're ready to go. Captain Rob will cover your fishing equipment and clean your catch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 30
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    Spend unforgettable 6 hours of fishing with Captain Rob. You'll visit the inshore and backcountry around Sanibel and target Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and many more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 30
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Start your day the best way possible – fishing! You'll target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Snapper, and many more. Bring some snacks and drinks and you're good to go – everything else is covered by the captain. This is a great trip for people who've never fished before.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 30
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Skip your nap this afternoon and go on a relaxing fishing trip. This is also a great option for families with kids or any kind of first-timers with the rod. Capt. Rob will help you with anything you need and cover your fishing equipment.
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About the Captain

Robert Cooper
Sanibel, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
Raised on Sanibel Island, I have been around many professionals in the marine industry, not only for fishing but for boating in general. I worked for many years at South Seas Yacht Harbour and I have extensive knowledge of the surrounding waters of Sanibel, Captiva, and other areas in SWFL. I’ve had a passion for fishing and taking people on the water to share my experience with others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Key West (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tyler M.
United States
 5.00
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Full Day Fishing Trip w/ Rob Cooper

June 19, 2019
I have purchased multiple full day fishing trips with Rob Cooper (Santiva Charters) and would highly recommended this charter...
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Shaelyn D.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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April 29, 2019
I have went on multiple fishing trips with Rob as the captain, and every single one was great. You can expect a day full of...
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Alex M.
Carmichael, California
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Half day with Captain Rob

June 15, 2019
Been out with Captain Rob multiple times and every time he has put me on the fish. The most recent time I went out with him...
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Miami, Florida
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May 18, 2019
Definitely a fun day on the water. We went for tarpon on a pretty busy day with plenty of boats around. Hooked into a big one...
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