Finishline Sportfishing

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, 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

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

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

  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

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.

54 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

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
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: 9 hours
Response rate: 91%

Atlantic Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.56 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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

Fished May 11, 2018
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The Captain ran the boat onto a sandbar to start the morning off, “fog”. We spent the next two hours getting free and fixing a problem with one of the engines. After being told it was fixed we went out. After a few hours of fishing we had to start back because the same motor had kicked the bucket. We finished the day limping back in to the harbor on one engine going about half the normal speed. Captain Mike reduced the price significantly but overall

Fished April 3, 2018
Mike Kennedy (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 11, 2018

The fog was a mess, should have waited but was trying to take care of party they had travelled along way to fish. Did all we could to make a day for them. Will take the negativity​.
One bad review out of hundreds of charters.

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As a team building outing for our leadership team, we booked this half-day trip near shore. It was excellent. Very professional crew and great boat! Thank you Mike and Herb. We caught plenty of Spanish Mackerel, a Blue fish and a number of smaller Tuna. It was a great trip. Looking forward to going back out with them to the Gulf Stream.

Fished June 30, 2017
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