Fish Finder Adventures 2

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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
    Full Day Offshore Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jun 21
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    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).
  • Private trip
    Full Day Nearshore Shark Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 15
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    You'll typically fish the same waters on your full day nearshore trips as on our 1/2 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
    Half Day Nearshore Shark Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 15
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 15
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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.
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About the Captain

Mark Sampson
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
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26 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2015
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
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Tautog Tautog

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Roger C.
Mount Pleasant, PA
 5.00
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Capt. Mark and Nate were awesome

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Sharks aren’t guaranteed, but we had a nice variety of 8 sharks.  Including one that Nate filleted up for us for...
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Bobbi R.
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 5.00
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I HIGHLY recommend this charter! We landed 9 sharks and I had 2 girls ages 6 & 8. They are extremely knowledgeable about...
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Vincent T.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  July 29, 2020
Wonderful experience!! My son is obsessed with sharks and fishing. This was the experience of a lifetime for him! Captain Mark...
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Alan K.
Ocean City, MD
 5.00
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Learning experience

VERIFIED   NEW  July 28, 2020
Was a little different in the beginning.  But the captain mark and his mate Nate were awesome. Learned a lot. My wife...
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David B.
Gibsonia, PA
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 14, 2020
Great trip! Captain Mark, Nate and Connor were awesome! Lots of fun, learned a bit about sharks we didn’t know, and caught...
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