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 62 Custom 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 750 HP John Deere diesels and 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.

Please remember that our mates work for tips. A 15-20% tip is customary.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    Nearshore half day trips target Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish, and King Mackerel. Afternoon trips leave the dock at 12:00 PM and return at 4:00 PM
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    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
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    Nearshore full day trips targetting Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and King Mackerel. This trip leaves the dock at 6:00 a.m. and returns at 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,150
    For everyone willing to go one step further, the crew recommends 11-hour offshore trips. They are available every day, targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, and more. These charters leave the dock at 5:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Don't forget to bring snacks and drinks. Due to the fluctuating fuel prices, this trip may be subject to a fuel surcharge when fuel prices exceed $4.50 per gallon.
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About the Captain

Keith Smith II
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
60 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) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Boat specs

Custom Carolina (Convertible) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 750HP John Deere engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
62 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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
15-20% tip is recommended for our 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
At least 6 years old
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Not included in the trip

Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Radio
Sonar
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 57 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 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
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Eric B.
Pendleton, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic days of fishing!

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 4, 2022
Wow!!!  Capt. Keith and First Mate Cody have renewed my faith in charter fishing.  We chartered the Fin Chaser for an all...
Eric B. recommends Fin Chaser Charters NC
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Dan C.
Greensboro, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full Day Offshore - Wahoo!

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Offshore on April 30, 2022
Booked FinChaser for the 2022 Reelin for Research Charity Tournament and he put us on the winning fish!  We came in first...
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Mark H.
Bandera, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day on the Fin Chaser

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 1, 2022
Boat has abundant fishing room, fighting chair, resting bunks, and plenty of power to get on the fish. Keith and Will...
Mark H. recommends Fin Chaser Charters NC
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Andres G.
Washington, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Offshore on May 14, 2022
Our group of 6 had a great time with Captain Keith and his mate, Will.  The fish were lockjawed, but we still managed a few...
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Ty E.
Holmen, WI
Excellent
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Best charter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on April 25, 2022
Captain keith was absolutely great. He was able to keep us on fish all morning. Within 5 minutes of lines being in we had 5...
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FAQs about Fin Chaser Charters NC

Fin Chaser Charters NC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $2,150 per group - 11 Hour 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
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

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