Finishline Sportfishing

Sea Water Marina, Atlantic Bea…
Atlantic Beach NC, United States

Finishline Sportfishing offer first class sportfishing out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, on the legendary Jarett bay sport fishing boat “Finishline”. Located at the Sea Water Marina on the Atlantic Beach causeway, the boat is just a short drive from local cities New Bern and Jacksonville and is only minutes away from some of the East Coast’s best sport fishing.

Finishline is a top of the range 54 ft Jarett bay yacht that was lovingly restored in 2012 with all the modern necessities for a comfortable and successful sport fishing charter. With powerful twin Lugger engines, Finishline can reach speeds of almost 30 knots, making her a fast boat for her size and ensuring you will be able to reach the fishing grounds in good time. Equipped with top of the range Garmin electronics, as well as outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and a spacious livewell, the boat is perfect both for charter trips and tournament fishing. She is also very comfortable, with an air conditioned interior, a custom installed TV and sound system, two extremely clean rest rooms, and a flybridge for excellent views of the surrounding waters.

Captain Mike Kennedy is an experienced fisherman who offers a variety of trips on his boat, ranging from six hour nearshore trolling trips targeting King Mackerel, Bluefish, Amberjack, and Barracuda, to full day excursions out into the gulf stream, where you could hook Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi and more. All the rods, reels and tackle you need for the trip are provided, so all you need to bring is some snacks and drinks to keep you fueled for the adventure of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Nov
    US$ 1700
    up to 6 persons
    Head out into the Gulf Stream for the ultimate sport fishing adventure targeting Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, and Billfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Aug
    US$ 1350
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and Barracuda in the bountiful waters off the North Carolina coast.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Jarrett bay (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 550HP Lugger engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
54 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Kennedy
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since April 2016
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Captain Mike Kennedy is the owner/ operator of Finishline Sportfishing Charters. He has 25 years experience fishing the North Carolina coast and has been placed in various North Carolina tournaments, as well as the North Carolina Governor's Cup. He specializes in fishing for offshore game fish such as Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 88%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Offshore with Captain mike and hurb
Offshore with Captain mike and hurb
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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John Halle Wilson
Morehead City, North Carolina
 5.00
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Awesome family memories...

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018

Captain Mike and Herb were just outstanding for our full day of fishing.  His boat is just beautiful, shows the pride...

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Carter Wall
Morehead City, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full day Marlin fishing trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   May 27, 2018

Captain mike and his crew took us out for a full day Marlin fishing trip on Memorial Day weekend and we had a blast. We were...

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Stacy Hobson
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Full day.

VERIFIED   August 11, 2018

If your looking for a charter that offers a good experience this is it.  Me ane my friends and family had the best time....

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Kip Mccoy
Oakboro, NC
 5.00
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Offshore with Captain mike and hurb

VERIFIED   May 11, 2018

Awesome trip. Herb is an awesome mate. Captain Mike flat out is on fish. Would recommend them for anyone. My buddy and our...

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Sean Hutcherson
United States
 5.00
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June 16, 2018

VERIFIED   June 16, 2018

Captain Mike had us on the dolphin before all the lines were in the water. Will definitely be booking with him again.

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