Fish Finder Adventures | Ocean City, MD | FishAnywhere

Fish Finder Adventures

  • Capt. Mark Sampson
  • Ocean City, MD
  • 40 ft Sport fisherman

Hit the waters of Ocean City, Maryland with the knowledgeable, passionate Fish Finder Adventure crew! A blend of shark fishing, conservation, research and education, our shark trips are a truly a unique experience where the public is invited to join us to not only catch, release, and learn about ...

Hit the waters of Ocean City, Maryland with the knowledgeable, passionate Fish Finder Adventure crew! A blend of shark fishing, conservation, research and education, our shark trips are a truly a unique experience where the public is invited to join us to not only catch, release, and learn about sharks, but also assist and be a part of "real" shark research projects.

Because we are involved with assisting scientists in a number of different shark research projects, every shark we catch provides some measure of data to one or more studies. Some sharks are simply measured, released, and recorded. Some sharks are tagged with basic recapture type tags while some are fitted with expensive satellite transmitters. Every shark landing is important and logged into our daily shark data sheet which records the location, shark species, sex, length, estimated weight, bait used, type of hook used, location of the hook-set, depth hooked, time of day, water temperature, and various other aspects of the catch. This data is made available to shark researchers and marine managers.

The 40’ FISH FINDER is a safe, clean, and comfortable six passenger, custom-built sport fishing charter boat. She’s equipped with more than enough modern tackle, equipment, and state-of-the-art electronics to effectively pursue and capture fish from the smallest minnow to the largest shark. Fly rods, spinning rods, bottom rods, stand-up and conventional trolling rods - the FISH FINDER is armed with a diverse enough arsenal of tackle to accommodate the whims of most fishermen.

One look at the FISH FINDER and you’ll have to agree that she’s a breed apart from the rest of the fleet. Inside you’ll find an enclosed head, v-bunks, and comfortable seating around a dinette table. Outside is a massive 11’X19’ fishing cockpit, an insulated fish-hold, fighting chair, outside seating and under a shaded canvas top around a 2nd dinette table. Charter fees aren’t inflated to cover fancy decorations, plush carpeting, and color TVs. This vessel is forty feet of very serious fishing machine!

Captain Mark Sampson will be at the helm of the Fish Finder while you’re out on the water. He’s been working in the recreational fishing industry since he was a kid, first as a dock-boy and eventually as manager of an Ocean City marina. But since 1987 his "full-time" job has been a charter boat captain and fishing guide. Besides fishing out of Ocean City and the Florida Keys, he also works as an outdoor writer, and a captain’s school instructor. Here are some highlights: U.S. Coast Guard licensed 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 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.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more qualified Captain! Captain Mark Sampson will work tirelessly to provide a fun, safe, and successful day off the coast of Ocean City. Book your trip with Fish Finder Adventure today!

Trips Start at $675.00

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Popular Features

  • Fishing Cleaning Included
  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Toilet On Board
  • Children Welcome
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Half Day Nearshore Shark

Trip Total: $675.00

Includes 6 guests

Reserve now with a $94.50 deposit

7:00am - 12:00pm EST (5 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
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Morning (7:am-12:noon) or afternoons (1:pm-6:pm).

Nearshore Shark Fishing Trips usually have us running 5-15 miles out where we use light tackle to hook mostly 3-5' sharks including duskies, hammerheads, Atlantic sharpnose, spinners, blacktips, and sandbars. Occasionally we'll also encounter threshers, blacknose, sand tigers, makos, and on a few (rare) occasions even great whites. These trips typicaly provide lots of action and a lot of light-tackle fun with a wide variety of shark species. Near shore trips are productive from the middle of June until early October and because we don't have to run too far out we can do both full and half-day trips.

Mid-June until mid-October.

Full Day Nearshore Shark

Trip Total: $900.00

Includes 6 guests

Reserve now with a $126.00 deposit

7:00am - 3:00pm EST (8 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
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Full day (7:am - 3:pm)

Nearshore Shark Fishing Trips usually have us running 5-15 miles out where we use light tackle to hook mostly 3-5' sharks including duskies, hammerheads, Atlantic sharpnose, spinners, blacktips, and sandbars. Occasionally we'll also encounter threshers, blacknose, sand tigers, makos, and on a few (rare) occasions even great whites. These trips typicaly provide lots of action and a lot of light-tackle fun with a wide variety of shark species. Near shore trips are productive from the middle of June until early October and because we don't have to run too far out we can do both full and half-day trips.

Mid-June until mid-October.

Offshore Shark

Trip Total: $1,300.00

Includes 6 guests

Reserve now with a $182.00 deposit

7:00am - 6:00pm EST (11 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 7 Days before the trip
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Offshore shark trips have us 20-35 miles offshore and are where we have best chance of encountering makos, blue, hammerhead, and tiger sharks (among other species). These are full and day trips only leaving the dock at 6:am and returning around 5:pm.

Offshore shark trips are run from mid-May until mid-June.

Additional Features

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Flares
  • Vhf Radio
  • Navigation

  • Gps
  • Radar
  • Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Lures