Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Merry Christmas Happy 2017

The Burnsed family wish all our customers and friends, past, present and future a very Merry Christmas.  A wonderful and Happy New year.

While you are enjoying the holidays we encourage you to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. 

May he touch your lives with gladness and warm your hearts with love.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fishing Friends

Sheila and Dianne

Randy and James

Hi Dall,

I would first like to say Thank You to both you and Jim for 3 wonderful days on the water in Captiva. I grew up staying and fishing at South Seas and when I first went there as a young boy it was only cottages and then the next year they started to build condos. I was very lucky to be able to spend 2 weeks each year for 10 years as a kid going to Captiva on vacation with my family in the late 60’s and 70’s. Some of the best memories of my lifetime. Both my wife and I are native Floridians and Captiva is our favorite place to go. Last year was my first year back in many years and Dianne had never been. We decided to book at Tween Waters Inn a Cottage since South Seas has become such a big commercial resort. Last year we waited too late to try to book a trip with Captain Jim and is why I called early this year to be able to have the chance to be guided by Jim and was truly blessed to have him as a guide all 3 days. Jim was really awesome in bringing those memories back to life for me last week with the places he took us, the fishing that we did and the history he knows and was able to share about the changes over time to the island. This year we invited our friends James and Sheila and they really loved Captiva and the fishing that we did. James had not fished an area like that before only the Keys and he said it was some of the best fishing he has been able to do. We both hunt and fish so really enjoyed being on the boat with Jim and talking and telling stories as well as both of our wives had a great time!

I told Jim that I used to tell my dad when I was a kid that I was going to be a guide in Captiva when I grew up and he would just smile. I wish I had taken that path but we never know where life will lead us. Maybe one day I will have chance to move down to the general area as both Dianne and I love it there. I could not believe when Jim told me Doug Fishers name and I remembered that he was our guide when I was going as a kid and how lucky I was to be able to have someone like Jim to guide us on the water and years of knowledge he has and was able to share. Really a blessing to me!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Congradulations Capt. Jim and Dall Burnsed

Congratulations Jim and Dall  48 years of marriage !!  Still in Love

Dall and Jim June 13, 1968

Dall and Jim February 1, 2014


Southwest Florida Water

I want to give a big yell out to all of our friends and Customer's across the United States.

We would think that we could trust our very own news reporters to report the truth. The thought occurs to me that the News Media in our  area should want to protect our tourism along with our environment and the people of Lee County living and working here.
It is been my experience over the years that the news media catches hold of a story and hangs on like a bulldog until something better comes along. Years ago Capt. Jim and I owned a little hotel on the beach at Blind Pass, they were called Santiva Cottages. Any time the wind blew hard from the west or northwest along with the high tide Santiva Cottages would have water running down the drive and on to the porches.  Here would come the news media because they knew that Santiva Cottages would be the wettest place on Sanibel with the Mucky Duck restaurant being their favorite place on Captiva. Sensational pictures were what they were looking for,
in order to report how terrible the flooding was on Sanibel and Captiva.

I'll never forget how the news media could exploit the situation.

 I've said all that to bring you the truth about the water situation here in Lee County
 I don't know anything about the treasure coast. How bad their water is?
How bad their  beaches are now? How bad the algae situation is that they're fighting? But I can guarantee you that the pictures you see on the news are the very worst pictures the news media can find. Plus don’t forget how the government works. I am sure federal funding comes into play in all of this too.

Sanibel and Captiva have beautiful beaches
Jim and I went out on the boat yesterday in the bay and I didn't see any algae. We enjoyed our morning caught a grouper for dinner and thanked the God in heaven for the place we lived.
So when you see those pictures on your newscast please remember to call talk to someone in the area that you planned a vacation in.  Have them send you some recent pictures of the situation. Don’t cancel; don’t assume that the news media is having the best interest of everyone
I'm sure there are problem with the runoff from Lake Okeechobee I'm sure that up the river there's algae I'm sure that part of the story is truthful, but I'm also sure that the news media would have you think that the sky is falling.
Oh I almost forgot yes the water is a little on the Brown side not pretty and emerald green but in no way is it harmful to us.


Dall Burnsed