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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $755
    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
    $755
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $850
    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!
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About the Captain

James Batchelor
Edgewater, Maryland, United States
ID & License verified
21 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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

J Allen Custom (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
Chesapeake Bay tributaries
Nearshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay
Offshore Fishing
Atlantic Cape Charles, VA

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
St. Croix equipment. Live lining & casting.
Bottom Fishing
Spot, Perch, Trout, & Stripers.
Trolling
For the biggest Stripers we troll in the spring.
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Fall of the year on breaking fish.

Amenities

Toilet
Clean and Private head
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
St. Croix
Live Bait
Lures
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
Usually ages 7 & up, but this is up to the parents.
You Keep Catch
Fish cleaning for a small fee
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Fantastic Half Day Trip - We'll Be Back!
Fantastic Half Day Trip - We'll Be Back!
Half Day Trip with Captain Jim
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Deanna W.
O'Fallon, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Fantastic Half Day Trip - We'll Be Back!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2022
As native Marylanders who now live out of state, we appreciate the opportunities to be out on the Bay.  This looked like a...
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Joe M.
Morton, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 24, 2021
Captain Jim did not disappoint.  Boat was clean and ready well before our scheduled departure and he had us on the fish immediately. ...
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Wesley J.
Alexandria, Virginia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day (PM) Trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 7, 2022
Great day with my two sons fishing out on the Chesapeake.  Weather was hot and seas were up, but Capt Jim and Mate Jay worked...
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Scott H.
Excellent
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Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 20, 2022
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Andy B.
League City, TX
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 13, 2022
Captain tried to put us on fish, just wasn’t our day I guess. Grandkids had a fun time. I found it a little strange, fishing...
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FAQs about Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing

Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $755 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $755 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Clean and Private head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. Croix)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay tributaries)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)
  • Offshore Fishing (Atlantic Cape Charles, VA)

Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (St. Croix equipment. Live lining & casting.)
  • Bottom Fishing (Spot, Perch, Trout, & Stripers.)
  • Trolling (For the biggest Stripers we troll in the spring.)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Fall of the year on breaking fish.)

Top targeted fish species with Chesapeake Adventures Sport Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Perch (White)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Weakfish