Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

A day on the water with Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters has endless opportunities. Depending on the season, weather conditions, and what species you would like to focus on targeting, Captain Cheyne can put you on fish from up to five miles out of Port Canaveral to deep in the Thousand Islands area of Cocoa Beach.

One of the things that is unique about this charter service is the versatility in locations to fish. Places you can go fishing include the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, and the beaches in between.

Here in the Space Coast, each season presents new and exciting opportunities. It’s great to pitch live and artificial baits under mangroves, docks, and other structures within the river. This tactic typically provides trophy Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon year round. This way of fishing also comes with the excitement of the unknown. You never know when a huge Snook or Redfish is going to come blowing out of a mangrove, and explode on your bait!

In the wintertime and springtime, the water quality in both lagoons typically improves, which allows for some exciting sight fishing for monster reds in the Cocoa Beach area. Sight fish Tripletail and Cobia, or go after Snook.

With Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, something’s always biting. The only question is - when are you coming?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Inshore Special
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $250
    If you are on a time crunch and looking to spend a couple hours fishing the beautiful waters of the Indian or Banana River, this is the trip for you! Enjoy a peaceful sunrise, targeting species such as redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon. The best part about a 2 hour trip is that you will be back to the ramp before the Florida heat starts to beat down. This trip is perfect for those who have limited time on their vacation, but are looking to get on the water and see what the Space Coast has to offer!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Experience a beautiful sunrise that the Space Coast has to offer and have the chance to land trophy Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Trout. The best part is, you will be back at the dock before lunchtime! Depending on the species of fish you would like to target, and the methods you prefer to use, you can fish spots in the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, or the near coastal water just miles outside of Port Canaveral.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $450
    If you want to pull on trophy fish while the sunset glistens in the background, our afternoon trip is for you! On this 4-hour trip, you can expect to target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Trout. Depending on the species of fish you would like to target, and the methods you prefer to use, you can fish spots in the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, or the near coastal water just miles outside of Port Canaveral.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    If you're not looking to spend your entire day on the water, but would like to increase your odds of catching a variety of quality fish, the 3/4 day trip is for you! This 6-hour trip gives us enough time to hit multiple spots and target multiple species of fish such as Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Trout. Your fishing spot depends on the fish you want to target.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    If you are looking for an action-filled day here on the Space Coast, the full day charter is designed for you! This 8-hour fishing trip provides you with the most time on the water, and therefore the best chance of catching multiple species of fish, typically ranging from Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and/or Redfish. Depending on the species of fish you would like to target, you can fish spots in the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, Sebastian Inlet, Port Canaveral, or along the beaches.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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FAQs about Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Inshore Special (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Cheyne East
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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146 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
Angler's Choice
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Being born and raised near the great waters of Cocoa Beach, I have always had a burning passion for fishing and spending my time on the water. I started at a young age riding bikes around my local neighborhoods in search of catching that prized fish. This search became a fascination for me that only grew bigger and bigger as I aged. Most of my fishing experience has been in the Indian River Lagoon and in the Banana River, as well as fishing offshore out of Port Canaveral for pelagic species. Spending so much time on these waters has taught me how to pickup on patterns and really understand how to target trophy fish such as Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Trout. I have spent years learning how to fish these local waterways and it has been a dream of mine to pass this knowledge along to the next generation of young anglers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Pathfinder 2200 (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 146 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Christy Y.
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Birthday Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 4, 2023
Booked a weekend trip with Cpt Cheyne for my son’s 18th birthday. We were in the area for a football game and decided to...
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Travis B.
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Fun trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 6, 2024
Fishing was a little slow due to weather or our casting abilities in the mangroves, but still caught fish. Cheyne is a good...
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Peter X.
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Great trip recommend

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 14, 2024
Highly recommended, captain is very patient and very knowledgeable, he knows where we can find fish. Even today is a heavy...
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Roycene P.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great family fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 5, 2024
Our family had a great afternoon on the water with Captain Cheyne! By the end of the trip our 8 y/o was casting her own rod...
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Ariel L.
Miami, Florida
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing Anniversary Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 12, 2023
My wife and I were doing the Disney thing for our anniversary, but she’s not a Disney gal. I booked a half day with Captain...
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