Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing

Welcome to Chesapeake Adventures Sportfishing, aboard the Reel Time! Experience an unforgettable adventure with Captain James Batchelor and see why the Chesapeake Bay is one of the top fishing spots on the East Coast.

The Captain’s boat, the Reel Time, is a 40’ J-Allen, powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar diesel engine. It comes stocked with safety equipment, GPS, fishfinder, a private head, and a bed in case you need to rest during a full-day trip. It can fit up to 6 guests comfortably and everyone can enjoy fishing at the same time.

Top-notch St. Croix rods, reels, and tackle are included on each trip to ensure the best quality fishing for all guests. The Captain will provide an icebox to keep your catch nice and fresh. Live bait will be caught along the route and your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you. Capt. James will also take care of your fishing license, so you don’t have to worry about it. Just bring your own food and drinks, as well as a pair of comfortable soft-soled shoes so you can stay light on your feet throughout the trip.

Your voyage will either begin from Breezy Point, MD or Turkey Point Marina in Edgewater. Both locations are only a 30-minute drive from the Washington D.C. Beltway. These are some of the best places to go fishing around the Maryland Chesapeake Bay due to its diversity of fish species. Enjoy targeting various types of fish such as Striped Bass, Perch, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Black Drum, and many more! Capt. James specializes in light tackle fishing and also offers fly fishing, as long as you bring your own gear. Other techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging.

Chesapeake Adventures Sportfishing welcomes all levels of fishing experience, from novice to expert anglers. Invite your friends, family, and kids and enjoy a productive day of fishing out on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $680
    up to 6 persons
    Experience the thrill of a lifetime while exploring the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, aboard Capt. James' Reel Time. You can expect to come face-to-gill with some popular species such as Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Striped Bass, and more! You can choose from various fishing techniques, including bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, and even fly fishing!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Hop on board the Reel Time and explore Maryland's Chesapeake Bay with Capt. James. He will take you to all the best spots where you will get the most bites using live bait. On this trip, you will target a wide range of beautiful species including, Cobia, Redfish, Striped Bass, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel and many more. Book a trip today and enjoy a productive day of fishing out on the bay!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Join Chesapeake Adventures Sportfishing and experience Maryland's coastal pride and joy. Capt. James will take you to his favorite fishing spots up and down the Chesapeake Bay where you will be using light tackle to either bottom fish, jig, or spin for some very popular species. Your target fish are Black Drum, Redfish, Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Flounder, and many more.
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About the Captain

James Batchelor
Edgewater, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since February 2019
Started fishing as a boy in Pennsylvania, moved to Maryland in 1963 and started fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. Got involved in charter fishing in the 70s. Bought my first charter boat 20 years ago and started full-time. I've always enjoyed showing people what is available in our Chesapeake Bay, novice or pro.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
Perch (White) Perch (White)
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

J Allen (Commercial) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
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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Brad G.
Lorton, VA
 5.00
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Awesome Trip

VERIFIED   May 25, 2020
Great trip with Capt Jim and crew.  They were very accommodating and professional and followed all social distancing concerns....
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Nichole M.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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One of the best days fishing ever

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
We really enjoyed ourselves. Captain Jim and Russ we’re absolutely great. We got some beautiful stripers and then ended the...
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Jonathan P.
 5.00
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   NEW  June 27, 2020
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Sungcheol W.
Annapolis, MD
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   September 18, 2019
It was fantastic day for me and my friends. I will love to trip with him again and will do.
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Tim F.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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FULL DAY TRIP WITH CAPTAIN JIM

VERIFIED   May 8, 2019
Went out on 5/8/2019 and we had a GREAT day of fishing with captain Jim. We got into a bunch of shorts early on, but being...
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