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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Experience the beautiful sunrises the Space Coast has to offer, and have the chance to land trophy Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon. 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    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 Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Snook. 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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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 time to hit multiple spots and target multiple species of fish such as Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and Redfish. Your fishing spot depends on the fish you want to target.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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 Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Tarpon. 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.
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About the Captain

Cheyne East
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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21 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
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

Inshore 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 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
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
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Sunday morning half day fishing with Captain Cheyne
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Jake L.
Melbourne, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Cheyne

Half Day Trip (AM) on June 10, 2022
Right off the bat my partner Stevie & I were greeted with a warm/welcoming smile from Captain Cheyne! He made us feel incredibly...
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Darren R.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Chayne

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 11, 2022
What a fantastic time we had from leaving the mooring at 0630 to having our fish cleaned at 1130. Captain Chayne knows the...
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Vernon K.
Pleasant Hill, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 21, 2022
Excellent day on the water with the family thanks to Capt. Cheyne! Capt. Cheyne picked us up at the dock in the morning and...
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Bryan D.
Grand Rapids, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Cheyne

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 15, 2022
Great time! Can’t wait to come back! Captain Cheyne knows his stuff, good guy! We caught five different species of...
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Cody W.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2022
Was a great time and all out the best time me and my son had fishing with a charter… I could not recommend him enough, cool...
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FAQs about Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 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 type of fishing:
  • Inshore 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 (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon