Get ready for the fishing trip of a lifetime with Fin Reaper. Up to 75 miles out in the heart of the Atlantic, you’ll come up against some of the sea’s most prized creatures, using all your skills and strength to fill the boat. Marvel as you hit the Gulf Stream, bringing with it a perfect storm of pelagic action. While fishing the nearshore wrecks is just as exciting, as you target something delicious for dinner.

A latecomer to the fishing game, Captain Mike Moore has been making up for lost time fishing since 2011. Following his wife’s advice to find a hobby, he became a fishing nut in 2012, and now spends as much as possible on the water. He hopes to share his passion with you, taking you out on his boat to the productive deep seas.

The 34’ Fountain center console is a thing of beauty. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard to make yourselves at home on the spacious deck, taking advantage of the 360-degree views as you battle it out with monster fish. Capt. Mike will provide plenty of Gatorade and water, so you stay energized and refreshed all day long, but feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks too.

Start the day by going after live bait, which you’ll stock in the vast livewells on board. You’ll then whizz off to the fishing grounds at speeds reaching up to 60 MPH, getting you to the sweet spots in no time.

Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Marlin, Tuna, and Sailfish will be your primary targets in the deep, while shorter trips will see you go after Seabass, Triggerfish, Porgies, Grunts, Groupers, and Snappers. Wherever you go, you’re in for a productive day, so make some space in the freezer for plenty of meat!

Capt. Mike will clean and fillet your catch at the end of your trip at a charge, meaning you can head home with the prospect of a delicious dinner on your plate right away! He’ll even pick you up within a 15-mile radius, so all you need to do is bring yourself aboard with plenty of enthusiasm, and settle in for an incredible day out with Fin Reaper.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,700
    Make the most of the Gulf Stream and the deep waters out of Carolina Beach, NC, as you head up to 75 miles out into the ocean ocean, going after some of the most sought-after fish in the water. Troll the depths for beauties such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Billfish, while you'll also get to test your bottom fishing skills, making sure that you land something delicious to take home, as well as catching that all-important fish of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    What better way to spend your day on North Carolina's coast, than by getting out to the rich waters of the Atlantic and getting your fish on? Head up to 45 miles out to the deep waters, testing your bottom fishing skills on the wrecks, while you also troll the open waters. Groupers, Snappers, Grunts, and Black Seabass. King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and many more prized fish call these waters home, so get ready for a fun-filled productive day out on the water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    Over the course of 8 hours, you'll head out to the deep waters of the Atlantic. Up to 40 miles offshore, you'll witness the impact of the Gulf Stream on the fishing out of North Carolina, with monster Mahi Mahi, Groupers, Mackerel, Seabass, Amberjack, and many more prized fish biting at the end of your line depending on the time of year. Try trolling, bottom fishing, and many more techniques to make sure that you land that trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $850
    If you're looking for your fix of fishing, then a 6-hour trip is just for you. Head up to 20 miles offshore to the nearshore wrecks, where you'll troll, bottom fish, and even try popping to attract the bite of Mackerel, Seabass, Grunts, and many more exciting and delicious fish. Beginners can test the ropes, while avid anglers can land a monster fish, with everyone heading home with a tasty reward.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Nearshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $550
    4hr trip nearshore catch depends time of year
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Nearshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $550
    4 hour nearshore trip, catch depends time of year.
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About the Captain

Mike Moore
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
7 Fishing Reports
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23 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2019
Around 2010 my wife suggested I need a hobby... Winter of 2011, I went fishing off the of Turks and Caicos Islands and it was ok – not great. I tried some surf fishing and it was relaxing but there needed to be more to this fishing to get me hooked. Spring of 2012, my wife bought me a little boat and said you will have fun fishing on it and I met a country guy that said he loved to fish, so by that fall I was hooked. November 2012, I did a charter out of Ocracoke Island NC and we caught Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and a Sailfish – It was on! I'm hooked. So now I charter because nothing is better than people saying "When can we do this again?" I think it was that feeling of my first Wahoo that never gets old. So its my wife’s fault and I love her so much for showing me there is more to life than just working to pay bills.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fountain (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 3 275HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Tim S.
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Half Day Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 1, 2021
Weather and a few hiccups moved our early AM trip to to the afternoon.  Fine by us!  We got to sleep in and still enjoy an...
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Joshuwa W.
Aberdeen, NC
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 2, 2021
Mike was cool. Picked us up from Harris Teeter right down the road and didn’t look back. Great conversations and great time
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4 hour near shore trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Nearshore Trip (PM) on July 14, 2021
Captain Mike was great and very accommodating to our specific needs. We only caught one fish, they just weren’t biting. We...
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Jerry B.
Catawba, NC
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Off-shore with Captain Mike on Fin Reaper

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 28, 2021
Captain Mike (Fin Reaper) gave us a great day of fishing. We caught enough to bring home (still enjoying fish off the grill)....
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Kayla M.
Avonmore, PA
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GREAT trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 14, 2021
My Family and I had such a great time!! Took a 6hr trip !! Captain was awesome !!!
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FAQs about Fin Reaper

Fin Reaper offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Nearshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Nearshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Extended Full Day Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Reaper, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta-potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fin Reaper include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (May be caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Gatorade and water)
  • First Mate (Works for 15-20% tips)
  • Fishing License

Fin Reaper offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fin Reaper offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin Reaper include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Wahoo