Fishin Fannatic Sportfishing

40 reviews
In demand!

Fishin Fannatic offers some of the finest sport fishing experience on the waters of Outer Banks, North Carolina. Captain Mark will take you out to the Gulf Stream for Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi Mahi, Billfish, and Wahoo. The company is family-friendly, so kids are welcome to join the adventure. There is nothing better than seeing a child’s smile when they catch their first fish!

Captain Mark will take you out aboard a spacious 53’ Viking sportfisher, which is a seaworthy fishing machine, well-prepared for the current bite. Originally built in 1990, it was up-hauled in 2018 and comes powered by twin 1850 HP Man engines. It cruises comfortably at 28 knots and is rigged with Garmin and Furuno navigational electronics and safety facilities. Licensed for taking up to six anglers out, the vessel has a 16’ wide cockpit and plenty of room for all guests to be involved in fishing. Inside, there is a fully air-conditioned salon with couches, a restroom, and a galley. There is a flybridge to spot any action going on beneath the surface. You’ll also have a comfortable fighting chair for the most challenged anglers, as well as an ice-box to fill up your catch with.

A day out in the North Carolina Outer Banks is not complete without a sport fishing experience. Each trip can be customized to suit your specific needs. The packages are from four to eleven hours on the water, including a full-day trip offshore. You targeted species will include Mahi-Mahi Mahi, Bluefin Tuna, Little Tunny, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefish, Tilefish, Sailfish, Cobia, Wahoo, White Marlin, Blue Marlin… and the list just keeps going!

All trips come with licenses and quality rods, reels, and tackle.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Those looking for the ultimate experience should book and Outer Banks Offshore Fishing Charter. Anglers, beginner or pro, can look forward to an entire day of adventure in the OBX 30 to 40 miles offshore. Whether we are trolling, kite fishing or using the "green stick, the action is incredible. There is nothing like seeing a tuna come out of the water and hit the bait! On this trip we catch tuna, mahi, wahoo and billfish.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip - 8 Hour
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,450
    price breakdown
    $1,450
    Ready, Set, Teeth! Come join us on the Fishin Fannatic or an experience of a lifetime. If you have never been shark fishing before, now is the time! There is nothing like it! Imagine watching a big shark jump our of the water and do aerial acrobatics after he has been hooked. Sharks are truly a unique predator; they are always looking for their next meal. Picture seeing all the teeth on a Mako shark once he is at the boat - a vision like no other. So come on and catch 1 of these prehistoric giants.
  • Private trip
    Tilefish Trip - AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    $1,350
    Looking for a tasty catch? Tilefish is one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. This trip is offered during the months of May, June, July, and August. On this trip, you'll ride out about 18 miles to the fishing grounds and deep drop for these fish with typically 2-3 hooks on the rig. The Tilefish range between 10-20 lbs with some being larger than that. It is not unusual to also catch some Black Sea Bass out here too! This trip is a blast and you'll come home with some great dinners.
  • Private trip
    Tilefish Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    $1,350
    Looking for a tasty catch? Tilefish is one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. This trip is offered during the months of May, June, July, and August. On this trip, you'll ride out about 18 miles to the fishing grounds and deep drop for these fish with typically 2-3 hooks on the rig. The Tilefish range between 10-20 lbs with some being larger than that. It is not unusual to also catch some Black Sea Bass out here too! This trip is a blast and you'll come home with some great dinners.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip - AM (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Ready, Set, Teeth! Come join us on the Fishin Fannatic or an experience of a lifetime. If you have never been shark fishing before, now is the time! There is nothing like it! Imagine watching a big shark jump our of the water and do aerial acrobatics after he has been hooked. Sharks are truly a unique predator; they are always looking for their next meal. Picture seeing all the teeth on a Mako shark once he is at the boat - a vision like no other. So come on and catch 1 of these prehistoric giants.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip - PM (6 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Ready, Set, Teeth! Come join us on the Fishin Fannatic or an experience of a lifetime. If you have never been shark fishing before, now is the time! There is nothing like it! Imagine watching a big shark jump our of the water and do aerial acrobatics after he has been hooked. Sharks are truly a unique predator; they are always looking for their next meal. Picture seeing all the teeth on a Mako shark once he is at the boat - a vision like no other. So come on and catch 1 of these prehistoric giants.
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About the Captain

Mark Fann
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
107 Fishing Reports
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40 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
I grew up fishing in South Florida and knew I wanted to be a fisherman as my career. I have been fishing the waters up and down the east coast for over 38 years. I have spent time on everything from drift boats, long lining, private boats, charter boats and have owned my own charter operation for a long time now.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Viking (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 1850HP Man engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.58
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
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Fishing with Mark
Half day nearshore
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Fermin B.
Annapolis, MD
 4.67
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Half day trip with Captain Preston

VERIFIED   NEW  July 8, 2020
Half day trip with Captain Preston. Caught amberjack and false albacore. Fun day. Initial boat was Fanatic but was broken down....
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Ryan M.
Garner, NC
 5.00
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Half day nearshore

VERIFIED   June 2, 2020
Would definitely recommend Captain Mark!! Great time catching fish with family and friends!! First mate Hunter was a good guy...
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Jerry B.
Pioneer, OH
 5.00
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   June 8, 2020
Had a great trip. All went well, boat and crew were great. Can’t wait to cook up the mackerel!!
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Erin B.
Raleigh, NC
 5.00
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Fun trip!

VERIFIED   October 22, 2019
We had a great time! Capt mike And first mate Tom were amazing! We didn’t catch many fish but we only did the 4 hr nearshore...
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Jerrad B.
Durham, NC
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VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
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