Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Boating like an OC local

Ocean City, MD Bay ViewsPhoto courtesy of Thompson Droneworx.

By Jennifer Sabini Evans

Ocean City is literally surrounded by water, so it’s no surprise that many locals own a boat. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Isle of Wight Bay, it is no wonder Ocean City is known as a boater's paradise.

Though millions of visitors come to the beach every summer, not many have had the opportunity to experience the city by boat. For many locals, boating is a way of life. We look forward to boating rituals throughout the season such as beaching the boat at the “Sandbar” near Hooper’s Crab House, watching the OC Air Show & 4th of July fireworks in the Isle of Wight Bay, or boat hop to many of the local bay front restaurants. Like me, you don't want to sit on the sidelines and watch everyone have fun, you want to experience it for yourself. 

Thanks to our local businesses, you can experience what life on the bay is like, even if you don’t own a boat.

Pontoon RentalsPhoto courtesy of Odyssey Water Sports.

Book A Pontoon Boat in Ocean City
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day on the bay relaxing and taking in the scenery of Ocean City, MD. Most pontoon rentals allow you to go anywhere between the Route 50 Bridge and the Route 90 Bridge. You can find a lot of bars and restaurants in this area that are accessible by water, and you can go fishing too. Some of my personal favorites are de Lazy Lizard, Fager’s Island, Seacrets, Fish Tales and Macky’s.

There are several pontoon rental companies in Ocean City such as Advanced MarinaBayside Boat Rentals and Odyssey Water Sports.

OC Swim CallPhoto courtesy of O.C. Swim Call

Party Cruises
Sit back, relax, and take in the scenery and the cuisine! Yes, just because you’re water bound doesn’t mean lunch or happy hour is off the table. Ocean City has multiple cruises, for those who want to party. Back Bay Adventures, Go With The Flow MD, O.C. Swim Call
and Tipsy Tiki are a few.

There is a wide selection of watersports available in Ocean City, Maryland for all levels of ability. If you are planning a leisurely day exploring the coastal bays, an adrenaline-pumping excursion out on the ocean, or something in between, there's something for you and your family to do.

Explore the wonders of our water.

Happy Boating!

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