Maritime Mayhem Charter Service

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
    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: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 31
    $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
    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
    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: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 31
    $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
    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
    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
    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
    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
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
103 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

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

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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Cobia on July 26, 2021
This was my first time fishing for Cobia, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I chose Maritime Mayhem based on the other reviews,...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Bottom-You Bring Bait (PM) on June 13, 2021
We had an awesome time on our trip and had such a good time on the water.  This was our first ever fishing trip with 3 teenage...
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Perfect Half Day Trip for the Family

VERIFIED   Half Day Bottom-You Bring Bait (PM) on August 9, 2021
Captain John was great to work with. He was very friendly, meeting us in the parking lot after sending us precise direction...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Striper (PM) on November 27, 2020
Good experience. My family and I (including 2 little kids and my 80 year old dad) joined Capt John and Mate James aboard the...
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All day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Full Day Bottom – You Bring Bait on June 30, 2021
This was a perfect trip for the whole family! Capt John is attentive and really loves what he does and it shows! Everything...
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FAQs about Maritime Mayhem Charter Service

Maritime Mayhem Charter Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Bottom-You Bring Bait (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Bottom-You Bring Bait (AM) (4 hours)
  • $420 per group - Full Day Bottom – You Bring Bait (8 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Striper (AM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Striper (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip - Cobia (8 hours)
  • $660 per group - Full Day Trip - Spanish Mackerel (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip - Virginia Stripers (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - Offshore Sport Fishing (15 hours)

When you book a trip with Maritime Mayhem Charter Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Dual)
  • Fishfinder (Dual)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (CD and am/fm radio)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Maritime Mayhem Charter Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (On Cobia and Striper trips)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Mate works for tips. 20% is standard)
  • Fishing License

Maritime Mayhem Charter Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Rappahanock)
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Maritime Mayhem Charter Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Maritime Mayhem Charter Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)