Finishline Sportfishing

Seawatermarina,atlanticbeachca…
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!

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 dr


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  • Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream
    11 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1700 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1250 private charter
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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (White)
 
Sailfish

 
Tuna (Blackfin)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin navnet with sirus satilite service
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin navnet with sirus satilite service
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, Checks.

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: 7 hours
Response rate: 93%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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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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We had a great time.  Everything was ready.  The boat was immaculate condition despite the season being well underway.  They worked hard to find the fish.  We caught more fish than anyone else who we saw.  We will be going again with Mike and Herb.

Fished June 29, 2017
Mike Kennedy (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2017

Enjoyed fishing with this group, thanks for the review.

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Absoulty perfect day for fishing. Left that morning. Smooth ride out. Very spacious cabin. Trolled for mahi all day. Caught only 1 and 2 got off. Not the captains fault. He did everything possible to catch fish including staying 2 hours over to try and get some bites. They just weren’t bitting. When we got back that after noon we found out that no one caught more than 2 all day. If we had landed the 2 that got off we would have been top boat of the day. I can’t speak highly enough of captain Mike. Super good guy and great fisherman. I will go with him again in the fall and absoulty recommend him to everyone.

Fished June 26, 2017
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