Maritime Mayhem Charter Service

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Capt. John is retired Navy. He has spent his entire adult life on the water and has been fishing this area since 1995. The Captain and crew are experienced and dedicated to safety and your enjoyment.

Whether you are out for a citation Striper or Cobia, or looking for a relaxing day on the water sightseeing or bottom fishing for Spot and Croaker, you are sure to have a comfortable ride.

“Mayhem” is 43’ long and powered by twin 450 HP Detroit diesels. She has a full suite of electronics for navigation and fish finding. Mayhem boasts both heat and air conditioning inside her spacious cabin.

The boat has a flatscreen TV with DVD, am/fm radio, and a CD player. All the comforts of home at your disposal. There is also a futon, two swivel recliners and plenty of room in the cockpit to relax and fish.

Bring your food and your drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a desire for a fun day. We cannot guarantee you will catch fish but believe me, if you don’t, it won’t be because we don’t try! Our pleasure is seeing you have a good time.

Our full day trips are eight hours from leaving the dock to return to the dock. Half days are four hours “dock to dock”. We can carry up to 6 passengers. Prices are “for the boat” and do not include the mate’s tip, which is normally 20% of the total fee

From pleasure cruising to bottom fishing or trolling for the big ones, Maritime Mayhem Charter Service encourages you to come enjoy a day on the beautiful waterways of Virginia and create memories to last a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Sport Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Sat)
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    If you prefer blue water fishing, Maritime Mayhem can get you there. We depart from Norfolk, Va and cruise to the deep water where we will fish for Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, or deep drop for Tile and Black Sea Bass. It's a long ride to and from the fishing spots, so settle in for the cruise. This trip is planned for 15 hours but please be flexible as times may extend longer depending on conditions. License, reporting, gear and tackle are covered by the boat. Bring lots of water, food, sunscreen and a cooler
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Virginia Stripers
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 31
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Want a shot for a trophy striper or just the normal spring or fall season? This 8-hour trip departs the dock near sunrise so bring your camera if you like sunrises over the water. We will cruise the bay to the hot spots and get the lines in. We may be near Tangier, the Great Wicomico, possibly south by Wolf Trap or closer to the Eastern Shore. License, reporting, and tackle are covered by the boat. Bring your food, drink, and proper attire for the day. Also bring something to carry your catch home
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Spanish Mackerel
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 15
    $660
    price breakdown
    $660
    If you prefer to be moving during the hot weather this may be the trip for you. We troll briskly for Spanish Mackerel but if you want Blues mixed in we can slow just a bit. This is ideal if you don't want to sit in the same place with the sun baking you. Bring your food, drink, and proper attire. Sunglasses and sunscreen are a great idea, too. You will want a cooler to carry your catch home in.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Cobia
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Looking for a chance to catch one of these fantastic-fighting and tasty fish? Our full day Cobia trip is one to check out. While waiting for your turn on a fish you can relax in the comfort of our spacious air-conditioned salon. If you have done this type fishing before, you know how hot the wait can be. The mate will keep the chum going and be ready for the run. Remember to keep the rod tip up and pressure on during the fight! Bring your food, drink, sunglasses, and something to take your catch home in.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Striper (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend 5 hours on the beautiful Maritime Mayhem fishing the local area for Striped Bass (Stripers). We will cruise to the hot spot and get lines in for your adventure. License and tackle is provided. Bring your snacks, drinks and something to take your fish home in. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please remember the mate. The mate works for tips, and they work hard for you to have a good time! The boat must be back on time to prepare for the afternoon trip. Maximize your adventure, don't be late!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Striper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend 5 hours on the beautiful Maritime Mayhem fishing the local area for Striped Bass (Stripers). We will cruise to the hot spot and get lines in for your adventure. License and tackle is provided. Bring your snacks, drinks and something to take your fish home in. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please remember the mate. The mate works for tips, and they work hard for you to have a good time!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom – You Bring Bait
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $420
    price breakdown
    $420
    This is an eight hour bottom fishing trip for Croaker, Spot, Trout, and many other species. This trip includes all tackle and licenses for up to six people. You should pack your sunglasses, sunscreen (no spray type please), food, beverages, and any other items you may want or need. This is a good trip for any fisherman that wants to spend a day on the water. **customers responsible for live bait**
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom-You Bring Bait (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Don’t have a full day to spend on the water? This morning trip is for you. Leaving the dock at 7AM and returning at 11AM, you and up to five of your friends can enjoy time on the water and avoid the hottest part of the day. We will be fishing for Croaker, Spot, Trout, etc. All tackle and licenses are provided for you. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen (no spray type please), food, beverages and a desire to have a good time! **customers responsible for live bait**
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom-You Bring Bait (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Significant other or boss got your morning tied up? Play hooky for the afternoon. Escape awaits aboard the Maritime Mayhem for you and up to five of your friends. Newbie or pro, you will enjoy this relaxing trip for Croaker, Spot, Trout, etc. All tackle and licenses are provided. Be sure to bring your sunglasses and sunscreen (no spray type please) because the sun will be hotter in the afternoon. Don’t forget your food, beverages, and a desire to have a good time! **customers responsible for live bait**
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About the Captain

John Satterly
Deltaville, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
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64 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
Capt John is retired Navy. He has spent his whole adult life at sea and has been fishing in the area since the mid-90s. Capt John started out fishing on smaller boats, working his way up to bigger and bigger vessels, and finally acquiring the 46-footer he runs now. His favorite thing about fishing is seeing the smiles on people's faces. Nobody can guarantee the catch, but he will do everything he can to make sure people have a great time

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Post (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit 671 TBI engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Stephanie Y.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Full day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   July 29, 2020
We decided to introduce our children, 8 and 6, to fishing with some easy bottom fishing. We caught over 200 fish without any...
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Maria Z.
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Half Day Fishing Trip - Don't Hesitate, Just Book It!

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
If you are researching fishing charters, you can stop now and book this charter with Maritime Mayhem!  We had a wonderful...
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Karen L.
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Half Day Trip With Capt. John

VERIFIED   August 2, 2020
Thanks to Captain John for a relaxing family outing on the water. We caught lots of fish and even a couple of rays to keep...
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Natasha P.
Newport News, VA
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Amazing Captain and excellent boat

VERIFIED   July 24, 2020
This was my dad and cousin second time, my first and highly recommend. Captain John was amazing! Very clean boat and excellent...
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Clifford M.
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Half day bottom fishing with Captain John

VERIFIED   July 30, 2020
We had a great afternoon with Capt John.  He was extremely helpful with our 13 year olds .  Right on the fish from...
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