Fin Chaser Charters NC

Spend an exciting day with Fin Chaser Charters NC! Docked at the Captain Stacy Fishing Center in Atlantic Beach, this team offers great nearshore and offshore fishing trips. As every day is a fishing day, their trips are available year round.

Hop on board a comfortable 47’ Buddy Davis Carolina style sport fishing boat. This boat accommodates up to 6 guests and it’s spacious enough for everybody to fish at the same time. For those who want to keep away from the sun, there is a comfortable air-conditioned lounge area with a TV. Equipped with twin 735 HP Honda engines, quality safety and navigation equipment, this boat easily finds its way to the best fishing grounds.

Depending on the season, you will target Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and Mackerel. Captain Keith Smith will provide all necessary fishing equipment, live and artificial bait, and your fishing license is also covered. The fish that you catch is not only a photo trophy – you can also keep it after the trip.

Captain Keith has over 20 years of experience in local fishing tournaments across various fishing grounds. His knowledge is at your service and he will make sure that your day on his boat is the one you will never forget. Use your opportunity to experience the thrill of offshore fishing. With Fin Chaser Charters, that opportunity is one click away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,950
    For everyone willing to go one step further, we recommend Full Day Offshore trips. They are available every day, targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin and more. Offshore full day charters leave the dock at 5:30 AM and return at 4:30 PM. Don't forget to bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,000
    Nearshore full day trips target Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish, and King Mackerel. This trip leaves the dock at 5:30 AM and returns at 2:30 PM.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Nearshore half day trips target Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish, and King Mackerel. This trip leaves the dock at 6:00 AM and returns at 11:00 AM.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    Nearshore half day trips target Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish, and King Mackerel. Afternoon trips leave the dock at 12:00 PM and return at 5:00 PM.
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About the Captain

Keith Smith II
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
41 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2018
Captain Keith Smith II is the owner and captain of the Fin Chaser out of Cape Carteret, NC. Captain Keith has been fishing inshore, nearshore, offshore, and in local fishing tournaments for over 20 years. He will do his best for you to have a great time on the water and learn a thing or two about fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Buddy Davis (Convertible) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 735HP Detroit 8V92 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
47 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
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 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Cameron M.
Spring Hope, NC
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Half day trip with Capt. Keith

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on August 21, 2021
Had a great half day trip with Capt. Keith. He put us on some Spanish mackerel even though the bite wasn’t heavy his crew...
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Andy P.
Winder, Georgia
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Amazing day with Captain Keith!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on August 11, 2021
We did the nearshore morning fishing trip with captain Keith and his first mate. The captain knew exactly where to fish, we...
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Nagi F.
Greenville, North Carolina
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Half Day AM

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 21, 2021
Fantastic trip. Went in with low expectations due to the weather forecast, but the weather turned up great and the fish were...
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Courtney N.
Creedmoor, NC
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Fabulous first experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on June 30, 2021
Our crew of 6 had never experienced a charter experience. We did a 12:00 dispart as a half of a day trip. We very much so enjoyed...
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Muin D.
Goldsboro, NC
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Half fat trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on September 5, 2021
The trip was great, the weather was really nice, but the crew was very helpful. Hopefully we can make it for a whole day next...
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FAQs about Fin Chaser Charters NC

Fin Chaser Charters NC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (9 hours)
  • $1,950 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Chaser Charters NC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fin Chaser Charters NC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate (15-20% tip is recommended for our mate. )
  • Fishing License

Fin Chaser Charters NC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fin Chaser Charters NC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin Chaser Charters NC include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo