Finatic Sportfishing Charters

4.44
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews See all 3 reviews
12940 Inlet Isle Lane
Ocean City MD, United States

Based out of Ocean City, Maryland, Capt. Mark Malamphy of Finatic Sportfishing Charters has enviably direct access to the productive fishing grounds off the east coast of the United States. Offering a variety of types of trips, they give you the chance to fish for big, hard fighting fish aboard an economical vessel.

Fishing aboard a 43 ft custom built Viking Convertible boat, Finatic Sportfishing Charters can take you out to the offshore canyons 30 miles east of the Ocean City inlet, where you can find some of the hottest sport fishing action on the East Coast. The boat is powered by twin 1150 HP Caterpillar engines and can carry up to six anglers. With a depth sounder and radar by Furuno and a Northstar chart plotter, the boat has the necessary marine electronics to put you on the fish. It is also equipped with Rupp Top Gun outriggers, a live bait well, a bathroom/ head and plenty of cooler storage to let you enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Capt. Mark targets all the game fish species in the Mid Atlantic, regularly hooking pelagic and shark species including Blue and White Marlin, various species of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Shark, Thresher Shark, and Wahoo. He uses a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing, trolling, and fishing with light and heavy tackle, with the aim of hooking whatever is on your bucket list.

All the tackle and lures you will need throughout your trip are included in the price, and fishing licenses for all anglers will be provided by the captain.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Dec
    US$ 3450
    up to 1 person / day
    + US$ 500
    each additional person / day
    30 Hour overnight trip will be trolling during the daylight hours for tuna, Marlin, Wahoo and Dolphin. We will drift fish at night for tuna, sword fish and sharks.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Tuna / Marlin
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Dec
    US$ 1950
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 300
    each additional person
    Trolling, Chunking or Chumming For Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Tile Fish, Sword Fish, Wahoo or Mako Shark 40-80 miles offshore. Price does not include tip for the mate.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Dec
    US$ 1700
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 300
    each additional person
    Chumming for Shark 20-60 miles offshore. Price does not include tip for the mate.
  • Private trip
    Wreck / Bluefish
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    US$ 1250
    up to 6 persons
  • Shared trip
    Make Up / Split Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Dec
    US$ 325
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    12 Hour trip offshore trolling, chumming or chunking for Marlin, tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, sword fish and sharks. Price does not include tip for the mate.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Shark (Mako)

Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Viking (Convertible) originally built in 1996. Powered by 2 1150HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
43 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
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

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 5% fee.

About the Captain

Mark Malamphy
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
Member since March 2016
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Capt. Mark was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in Pasadena. He fished the streams, rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay from the age of 5, and became increasingly passionate about the outdoors, hunting and fishing, as he grew. While he was at high school, Capt. Mark worked part time on a commercial crabbing boat, pulling pots and culling crabs and becoming ever more fascinated by life on the water. When he was introduced to offshore fishing in his early twenties, Mark was instantly "hooked", and has been fishing the offshore waters and canyons off Ocean City, Maryland, ever since, for 20 years. Brandon and Carter, Mark's teenage sons, accompany him on charter fishing trips, working as mates on the FINATIC. Mark is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for Sportfishing with everyone who comes aboard.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Ocean City Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.44 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Friendly captain and crew. We hooked 4 yellow fin tuna and landed 3.  We caught fish but paid for it by getting pretty banged up & sick.  The boat was too small to be fishing in 6’ to 8’ waves.  We all lost our breakfast (chum) inspite of taking Dramamine and wearing sea bands. We constantly had to hold on to something so we wouldn’t fall.  My dad banged his elbow so bad it swelled up like a golf ball. My sister-in-law fell in the cabin and hit her head pretty good.  When we hooked into the fish, we had to neal down on the deck so we wouldn’t fall down or overboard.  A chair would have been helpful to real in the fish.  There was so much yelling & craziness when we hooked into the fish and every one sliding around, it was chaos.  I have a video of some of the maddness, it actually made us all laugh later.  I think if the captain had a bigger boat and a more helpful 1st mate, it would make a world of difference.

Fished July 15, 2017
Mark Malamphy (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 17, 2017

Great charter and family! They caught one of the biggest stringers of yellow fin tuna out of the 80 plus boats that ventured out into the canyons that day off Ocean City, Maryland. The weather forecast was completely inaccurate with high seas and winds that eventually laid down mid day. Should have caught the big eye tuna that eventually spooled an 80 wide that made off with a $100 spreader bar and 900 yds of mono. Let one of the customers try a gaff shot and he let go of the gaff after he stuck the fish. He stated he did not know they were that powerful. (Same gentleman who wrote this review)  If we would have put that fish in the boat at that gaff shot we could have began work on the big eye tuna. Lessons learned by all that trip!! Tight Lines! Capt. Mark

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This was an amazing trip.Cap’t Mark did his best to get us on the fish.We ended up with 2 nice Maui and lost a marlin,the tuna were just not hitting.We also saw sea turtles,stingrays,and pilot whales.Even the air force flew over with a couple of f-16"s.

Fished June 28, 2016
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I had the pleasure of fishing the Mako Mania Tournament aboard the Finatic w/Capt. Mark Malamphy.  Day 1 we fished Washington Canyon & quickly became engaged in mako,hammerhead & dusky shark. In between shark sessions we enjoyed top water mahi on light tackle. What a blast! We ended the day with a large mako @ the boat that really got our blood pumping. Awesome day that was followed up on day 2 with a trip to the Fingers for some action with the tiger & thresher sharks! Overall it was a great 2 day trip w/plenty of action all day long. A big thank you to the Capt. & crew!!

Fished June 4, 2016
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Fishing Reports

June 2018 Fishing Pics

July 03, 2018

Here are pics from all our June trips. Read Full Report →