Laura Sport Fishing

Charter Fishing LBI with Captain Mark Finelli


Let’s Go Fishing

Here’s everything you need to know in order to go fishing on the Laura with Captain Mark.


  • 3 Anglers $375  up to 5 hours
  • 4 Anglers $450 up to 5 hours
  • 5 Anglers $550 up to 5 hours

All bait and tackle is provided. All fish are cleaned, bagged, and ice is provided.


Meet Captain Mark Finelli at his boat the Laura, which is docked at Van’s Marina at the end of 8th Street and Bayview Ave in Barnegat Light, NJ. Plug the following address into your GPS or Mapquest to get turn-by-turn directions: 801 Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006. We’re right near the Coast Guard station and 5 blocks away from Old Barney, the Barnegat Light House.


Sorry to be a buzz kill, but no alcohol is provided and the captain may cancel a trip with no refund at any time if a passenger shows signs of intoxication. Please wear non-marking shoes, white boots or crocs. Only the captain can cancel a trip for weather related reasons.


Captain Mark will provide all bait, fishing equipment, life jackets, ice for your fish, and cold storage for your beverages and food. Bring a cooler for your fish, but we may have you leave it in your vehicle as there are livewells and plenty of coolers on the boat. Please wear non-marking white soled shoes. Dress accordingly for the weather. Fishing in March, April, May, September, October, and November can get a little chilly but usually a few layers will do nicely. In those months, if you have white rubber boots and rain gear to protect against an occasional splash that is a plus. Bring a camera too so you can brag to your buddies after you catch a monster. Important: Don’t forget your fishing mojo!

Special Trips

  • Family Fun trips: Captain Mark can accomodate passengers on an afternoon of crabbing, or clamming, or even a bay tour with stops at restaurants, like Martell’s Tiki Bar for lunch, or Island Beach State Park for swimming and fun.
  • Fishing Clinics: We offer modified fishing trips that are more of a fishing clinic. The focus of the trip changes to a teaching experience, providing fishing mechanics and tips on how to fish for a specific species.
  • Big Game Fishing: We also have a 38 foot Henriques Flybridge, the Nicole Kathleen, at Bayview Marina on Bayview Ave in Barnegat Light, NJ (about 4 blocks away from Van’s Marina). Finelli Sport Fishing can accomodate larger parties for Shark and Canyon Fishing.
  • Call for rates.


If you have any questions that you’d like to ask Capt. Mark, or if you want to book your next fishing trip on the Laura, you can email him or call 856-341-6562.