Fish Finder Adventures 2

Join Fish Finder Adventures for an unforgettable Shark trip! Whether it’s a family with children who are “crazy about Sharks” or a group of seasoned anglers looking to hook into a monster, for more than three decades it has been Capt. Mark’s pleasure to introduce people of all ages to the fascinating world of Sharks, without all the misguided hype that usually surrounds these incredible predators.

Captain Mark is committed to presenting Sharks to his clients in a safe, fun, educational, family friendly, and professional manner.

A shark trip with Fish Finder Adventures is so much more than just a “fishing trip.” Capt. Mark’s commitment to Sharks has him participating in a number of ongoing Shark research projects where they collect data, tag, and perform various procedures to the Sharks, that helps researchers proceed with their important studies. This allows his clients a unique opportunity to assist in “real” Shark research, while getting a chance to closely examine the Sharks before release and sometimes track them after.

You’ll be fishing on a 40’ sport fishing charter boat, that provides a clean, safe, and a comfortable ride. There’s enough room for 6 anglers to join and everyone can fish at the same time. Inside the cabin, the boat has an enclosed toilet, lots of seating space, and v-bunks. On the external part of the boat, you’ll find a fighting chair, a huge fishing cockpit, and even more seating space.

These Shark trips allow us a wonderful opportunity to combine fishing with shark research and a hands-on educational experience for everyone. The emphasis is on learning about Shark biology, research, habitat, and conservation.

Experienced or beginner, child or senior citizen, come share a memorable and educational Shark fishing adventure with the crew of Fish Finder Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 5 - Oct 15
    $750
    This type of Shark trips are the most popular. You'll be back at the marina by noon. It takes 40 minutes to reach your fishing grounds, so you'll have lots of time for fishing action. During summer, the ocean is slightly calmer in the morning than the afternoon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 5 - Oct 15
    $750
    Half day Shark trips are most popular among Capt. Mark's guests. A 40-minute ride to the fishing grounds leaves plenty of time for some fun action. This is a great trip for kids or anyone who doesn't wish to spend a long day on the water! On a typical summer day, the ocean tends to be a bit calmer in the morning than the afternoon but the Shark action is usually about the same.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 5 - Oct 15
    $1,100
    You'll typically fish the same waters on your full day nearshore trips as on our half day trips – you just have a few more hours to do it, and if the fishing is slow, you have a little more time to move around to find the best action.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jun 15
    $1,500
    These offshore Shark trips will take you 20-40 miles offshore, where you might encounter big Makos, Tigers, Threshers, Blues, Hammerheads, Sandbars, Duskies, and Spinners. It's typically a 2-hour ride each way on these trips, so anglers should prepare for a long day on the water. The Sharks you get on the offshore trips are usually larger than what you can catch on the nearshore trips, but not necessarily in the same quantity (bigger but fewer).
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About the Captain

Mark Sampson
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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I've been working in the recreational fishing industry since I was a kid, first as a dock-boy and eventually as manager of an Ocean City Maryland marina. But since 1987 my "full-time" job has been charter boat captain and fishing guide. Besides fishing out of Ocean City and the Florida Keys, I also work as an outdoor writer, and a captains school instructor. Here are some highlights: Master - Captain and Fishing Guide since 1986 Founder - Ocean City Shark Tournament Outdoor writer - published in more than a dozen journals and magazines Author of "Modern Sharking" published in 2008 Guide for 20 IGFA world records and numerous Maryland state records Shark Research - tagging & data collection, Volunteer - National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program Advisor - NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Instructor - Three B's Captain's School

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by a 450HP Cummins Diesel Engine engine.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed head - bathroom
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
V-bunks that sleep 2
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Included
First Mate
Tipping 15-20%
Fishing License
Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Spinning gear also

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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
no min.age
You Keep Catch
Some fish are C&R only
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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
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4.9 / 5
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Experience
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Brandon S.
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Half Day Shark Fishing With Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (AM) on July 14, 2022
My dad and I went out for a morning half day shark. This was our first shark fishing trip ever. Captain Mark took us out about...
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Tony P.
Harmony, PA
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Great experience, great Captain and First Mate

VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (PM) on June 15, 2022
The 4 hour trip was great.  My Grandson caught his first shark and helped measure and tag it. I caught and released my largest...
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Jonathan G.
McDonald, PA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (PM) on July 20, 2022
I booked a trip on the Fish Finder Adventure 2 with my two sons.  Although it was not good fishing for reasons unknown to...
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Shannon W.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (AM) on September 17, 2022
We would have loved to catch more, but the conditions weren’t in our favor.  We were pleased to catch 1 shark and some other...
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Half day trip with Captain Mike!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (AM) on July 16, 2022
We had such an awesome time on the fish finder!! We caught some big sharks and even one we go to keep!! I really recommend...
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FAQs about Fish Finder Adventures 2

Fish Finder Adventures 2 offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore Shark (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Offshore Shark Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Finder Adventures 2, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed head - bathroom
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed V-bunks that sleep 2
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box for the catch+ice
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fish Finder Adventures 2 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Included )
  • First Mate (Tipping 15-20%)
  • Fishing License (Included)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Spinning gear also)

Fish Finder Adventures 2 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fish Finder Adventures 2 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Finder Adventures 2 include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Shark (Tiger)