Captain
Mark Sampson

Member since December 2015 Summerland Key, United States
Background
I've been working in the recreational fishing industry since I was a kid, first as a dock-boy and eventually as manager of an Ocean City Maryland marina. But since 1987 my "full-time" job has been charter boat captain and fishing guide. Besides fishing out of Ocean City and the Florida Keys, I also work as an outdoor writer, and a captains school instructor. Here are some highlights: Master - Captain and Fishing Guide since 1986 Founder - Ocean City Shark Tournament Outdoor writer - published in more than a dozen journals and magazines Author of "Modern Sharking" published in 2008 Guide for 20 IGFA world records and numerous Maryland state records Shark Research - tagging & data collection, Volunteer - National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program Advisor - NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Instructor - Three B's Captain's School
Techniques
We’re happy to guide both conventional and fly anglers over the beautiful flats of the Florida Keys. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish, barracuda, jacks, and snapper are just a few of the fish we encounter on the shallow flats that surround this tropical Island paradise. And if you like sharks the Keys is the place to be! From 3-foot bonnetheads to 12-foot great hammerheads, lemons of all sizes, blacktips, blacknose, and monster bulls, the calm shallow waters of the back-country is absolutely loaded with big predators that are just waiting for you to come down and play!

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Sampson

Summerland Key, United States
Background
I've been working in the recreational fishing industry since I was a kid, first as a dock-boy and eventually as manager of an Ocean City Maryland marina. But since 1987 my "full-time" job has been charter boat captain and fishing guide. Besides fishing out of Ocean City and the Florida Keys, I also work as an outdoor writer, and a captains school instructor. Here are some highlights: Master - Captain and Fishing Guide since 1986 Founder - Ocean City Shark Tournament Outdoor writer - published in more than a dozen journals and magazines Author of "Modern Sharking" published in 2008 Guide for 20 IGFA world records and numerous Maryland state records Shark Research - tagging & data collection, Volunteer - National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program Advisor - NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Instructor - Three B's Captain's School
Techniques
We’re happy to guide both conventional and fly anglers over the beautiful flats of the Florida Keys. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish, barracuda, jacks, and snapper are just a few of the fish we encounter on the shallow flats that surround this tropical Island paradise. And if you like sharks the Keys is the place to be! From 3-foot bonnetheads to 12-foot great hammerheads, lemons of all sizes, blacktips, blacknose, and monster bulls, the calm shallow waters of the back-country is absolutely loaded with big predators that are just waiting for you to come down and play!
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Jelena S.
New York, NY
 5.00
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Half Day shark fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 28, 2020
We did the half day shark fishing trip. Unfortunately the weather forecast for the day we booked didn’t look great due to...
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Lauren Z.
Maple Heights, OH
 5.00
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Half Day Shark FIshing With Captain Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  September 3, 2020
We had a wonderful half day out with Captain Mark and First Mate Nate fishing for sharks off the coast of Ocean City. ...
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Roger C.
Mount Pleasant, PA
 5.00
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Capt. Mark and Nate were awesome

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
Sharks aren’t guaranteed, but we had a nice variety of 8 sharks.  Including one that Nate filleted up for us for...
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Bobbi R.
United States
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I HIGHLY recommend this charter! We landed 9 sharks and I had 2 girls ages 6 & 8. They are extremely knowledgeable about...
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Matthew P.
Audubon, NJ
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Family Fun

VERIFIED   NEW  August 31, 2020
Capt Mark and mate Nate where Awesome.  We had a blast we learned much more about Sharks also.  Best trip which...
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