Ocean City is ideal for exciting recreational fishing and sport fishing. With year-round fishing action around the city, any time is perfect for visiting Ocean City, NJ.

In a city surrounded by water, it’s easy for anyone to become a fishing pro! Whether you want to try your first fishing expedition or you’ve been doing it for years, there’s always something exciting to catch — and release, if that’s more your speed — in the vast Atlantic Ocean.

Want to get out on the water and find some deep sea catches? Try one of Ocean City, NJ’s fishing charters. Your boat will take you to some of the best places to find tuna, shark, wahoo, blue and white marlin and mahi (dorado). Take advantage of this unforgettable experience and return to port with plans for an unforgettable dinner.

Try Some Bay Area Fishing

Learning what lies beneath the neverending ocean can be an exciting adventure, but don’t forget about the local bays and creeks in the area! In the bays and creeks, weakfish (sea trout) is a favorite, along with sea bass, “snapper” blues, croaker and flounder. West of the county, the vast Delaware Bay yields more varieties, including drumfish, sheepshead, channel catfish and more.

Crabbing in Ocean City, NJ

There is nothing quite like cracking open a hot, steamed crab and picking out lumps of fresh, decadent crabmeat — and we think it tastes even better when you catch it yourself. The blue crab population is huge in Ocean City, and you’re likely to get a full cage on any of our local piers and fishing bridges. If you’re feeling adventurous, try renting a boat and getting out in the water. The fewer crabbers around you, the more likely you’ll be able to return home with a cooler full of deliciousness.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

We get it — preparing bait and reeling in lines aren’t for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on everything happening below the surface. You’ll find dozens of whale, dolphin, shark and bird-watching expeditions down the Boardwalk for families, private groups and everyday tourists. Once on board, you can crack open a drink, pull out your binoculars and prepare to see some of the ocean’s greatest creatures.

Become a Marine Expert at OCNJ

Fishing in Ocean City, NJ, provides an enriching experience for tourists, families and friends to learn more about the world around them — and possibly snag a meal while they’re at it. No matter if you’re hunting for a deep-sea catch or you simply want to see what’s out there, the piers, bays, charters and ocean offer plenty of ways to get started.

Explore the local marine life with any of the nearby charters and rental options, or venture out on your own and see what you can find. Either way, we’re sure you’ll get something out of your time fishing and crabbing in OCNJ.

Badfish Fishing Charters

  • Address:

    680 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 8244, USA

  • Phone Number: 856-371-4346

Cape May Whale Watcher

  • Address:

    1218 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-884-5445

DAKS Kayaks

  • Address:

    1101 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-938-1185

Fun Time Crabbing

  • Address:

    1810 Somers Point Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08234, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-736-3109

Mighty Heron Charters

  • Address:

    910 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-519-1708

Miss Avalon

  • Address:

    1400 Ocean Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-967-7455

Ocean City Fishing Center

  • Address:

    300 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-391-8300

Ocean City Fishing Club

  • Address:

    Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-9800

Ocean City Parasail

  • Address:

    232 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-3559

Ocean City Sailing Foundation

  • Address:

    520 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: (609) 418-3356

Pirate Voyages

  • Address:

    232 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-7555

Reel Fun Fishing

  • Address:

    308 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-377-6641

Screamer Speedboat Thrill Ride & Dolphin Watch

  • Address:

    3rd St, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-5800

Shore Thing Charters

  • Address:

    1344 Pleasure Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-388-9013

Tackle Direct

  • Address:

    6825 Tilton Rd suite#3, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-788-3819

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