Take a scenic boat ride on the Assawoman Bay on the "other" side of Ocean City. This grand bay experience will allow you to get closer look at the National Park and allow you and your group to get a new perspective on our area. This is one of our top selling trips, so come hop on board with us and find out why!
(taken onboard OC Bay Hopper Aug 2018)
An absolute Maryland tradition- blue crabbing with hand lines and crab pots! We'll speed out to our favorite crabbing location, pull our pre-set pots and then anchor out for 30-40 mins to work our hand lines. We bring everything!
For an additional fee of $30 (and your assistance)- we will lay out a 200' trot line. A great way to harvest the crabs.
For those who don't know anything about the blue crab, we will be happy to share our knowledge and enthusiasm about them!
Just want to "get out there" for a short time and enjoy the sun setting on the bay? How about adding in Ocean City's brand new DRONE show? This is a perfect combination!
Take an evening cruise and experience the beauty of Assawoman Bay.
Beer and wine will be available for sale onboard. Feel free to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
After seeing the sun melt into the Bay, then get ready to see the incredible drone show buzz around the night sky over Northside Park!
We'll anchor the boat right off of Northside Park where you will have an unbeatable view of the drone show!
*Please note that these drone show photos are NOT from Ocean City. These are just examples of other drone shows until we get out own photos for the 2021 season*
Just want to "get out there" for a short time and enjoy the sun setting on the bay? This experience is short and sweet, a quick trip out of the canal and into the Assawoman Bay where you will close out the day in style. Bring tapas, snacks and the non-alcoholic beverages of your choice to enhance the experience. Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, twisted tea, sangria, etc) will be available onboard for purchase.
Did you know there are over 24 restaurants and bars that have access to the coastal waterways surrounding Ocean City? This tour will stop at 3 of them where you will sample signature drinks and dishes and meet the owners of some of the most iconic destinations in Ocean City. Your host, Sandy Gillis, is a local business owner/entrepreneur; you will not find a better, more enthusiastic guide to the culinary delights of Ocean City, Maryland! And you will see plenty of Ocean City as you travel by boat in between these iconic places. You will be ready for an afternoon nap on the beach after this trip!
Ideal for bar Hopping with friends or celebrating special occasions!
We are happy to take you and your group of up to 19 people around the bay to see the various sites and attractions of Ocean City Maryland. Our 27 foot Carolina skiff are always run by a licensed US Coast Guard captains who will be professional and courteous and will drive you wherever you'd like to go. Our OC Bay Hoppers are available in four hour blocks of time.
Our boats can handle up to 19 passengers but your trip will be much more comfortable with between 12-15 people (we have seating for 15 onboard). For groups larger than 19 we are able to coordinate a second boat (after 8pm only).
Rates (includes captain, does not include alcohol):
Before 4pm $150/hr (plus $60 gas fee)
After 4pm $175/hr (plus $60 gas fee)
*Our boats must return to the dock by midnight
World Class Beer Meets World Class Beauty on the OC Bay Hopper's Shore Craft Beer Cruise. This casual, two-hour trip aboard the Bay Hopper provides unparalleled views of the Ocean City skyline and its natural counterpart- Assateague Island! Sit back and relax, take in the smell of the salty sea air, and crack open a cold, local craft beer, brewed right here on the Eastern Shore.
Looking to get off the beach and cool down? We have just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy our 1-hour ice cream cruise on the beautiful Assawoman Bay. One of OC Bay Hopper's captains will give you a unique look at the wildlife of the bay while serving you a variety of mouthwatering flavors of famous Taharka Bros ice cream. This isn't your typical ice cream. Taharka is an award-winning, small-batch ice cream made in Baltimore.
The Maryland Coastal Bays Program has been involved in protecting the pristine beauty of the coastal Ocean City region for over 24 years. Join staff of this environmental advocacy and education group on a tour of the Assawoman and Sinepuxent Bays to learn more about the work of preserving this amazing natural resource. Highlights of this trip will include a stop at Assateague Island to see the wild ponies and a "hands on" component of seining along the shoreline to learn more about the fish that inhabit the coastal bay region. Take in the incredible sights and sounds of a wetland region teeming with life! Have your camera and questions ready- this trip is enjoyed by all ages. And note: 50% of the profits from this trip go to support Maryland Coastal Bays Program.
It's always great to have a few cocktails while gliding across the water in a boat. When the streets are packed with cars, and the bars are packed with people, sometimes the right answer is to simply get out on the water in an open air boat with some friends to cool down. Our Happy Hour Cruise, from 6-7PM almost everyday, is the perfect end to a great Ocean City Beach Day. If you and your group want to join in another Happy Hour during the cruise, that's no problem, our Captain can drop you off at many of the bayside restaurants/bars to continue the good times.
We will have beer, wine, twisted teas, white claws, etc for sale on the boat. So you don't need to worry about hauling a cooler! And, the deal on the boat is that when you buy one you then get one free!!!! It truly is "happy hour."
Best of all, taking the OC Bay Hopper Happy Hour Cruise, there are no lines and you don't have to worry about being squished into a crowd of people. We have coronavirus social distancing precautions in place so you can have fun relaxing time on our boats without worry or concern.
Our Sandbar Beach Party is brought to you as a joint venture with our friends at Go With The Flow. Take the Bay Hopper to a sandbar where we'll meet the Go With The Flow boat. At the sandbar there will be beach chairs, umbrellas, games, floats and everything you need to go clamming! There will also be a grill available for all those clams. The grill can also be used for any food you bring along. Feel free to bring coolers, beverages, and snacks. Oh, one more thing, the Go With The Flow boat has a bathroom. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NEED A 10 PERSON MINIMUM TO RUN THIS TRIP!!
You won't believe this trip! You get on the Bay Hopper, with your group of friends or family, and choose 1 of 5 "drink kits" (1 drink kit per section of the boat purchased). These drink kits make over 30 drinks- you will definitely have some leftovers! Now add to the amble cocktails more food than you can eat and you have a great afternoon on the water in store. You'll select 1 of 4 delicious Green Turtle offerings in addition to your drink kit- and get a large basket of fries for your section to share.
What a way to spend an afternoon! After this, maybe a nap on the beach. A perfect day.
The price includes: your drinks, your lunch, two glorious hours on the bay AND a souvenir tumbler!
**Please note that the listed price is for up to 3 people. Looking to add more people to your group? No problem- please give us a call at 410-777-5145 and we will be more than happy to help! It will be an additional $45/ per person that wishes to add on. This makes for a great experience for everyone!
Drink “Kits” (each section booked receives a drink kit)
Original Orange Crush Kit
1 Liter bottle Three Olives Orange, 1 liter bottle of Triple Sec, 4 Oranges freshly squeezed and 4 cans of sierra mist
Original Grapefruit Crush Kit
1 Liter bottle Three Olives Grapefruit, 1 liter bottle of Triple Sec, 3 Grapefruits freshly squeezed and 4 cans of sierra mist
Turtles Bloody Mary Kit
Tabasco Bloody Mary Mix, 1 Liter of Deep Eddy Vodka, 2 oz Old Bay, 2 oz Worcestershire sauce, 2 oz Hot Sauce
1 Liter Bottle of Silver Tequila, 1 Pitcher of Sour Mix 1 lime sliced
On the Food Side: (choose one of the following 1/2 sandwiches- plenty big and a basket of fries comes for your section!)
Turkey Bacon Avocado Club: Turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, mayo
Crabby Melt: Crab Dip and Bacon, Tomato, and Cheddar Cheese on Sour Dough
Adult Grilled Cheese: BBQ pulled pork, gouda cheese, peperjack cheese, bacon and sour dough
Fish and Chips: Hand battered cod with fries, tartar sauce on side
We created this trip because we wanted to share with everyone just how magical it is to experience looking at Ocean City skyline a night.... and being on the water just makes it that much more special. In addition to capturing the night time beauty from the water, on Thursdays downtown Ocean City has a DRONE SHOW!! This is all new for 2021 so it is exciting that we get to take people out on the water and away from the crowds to be able to see the incredible show put on over the downtown area!
**Please note that the pictures below are an example of how similar the drone shows look to fireworks. These pictures are not from the drone show in OC as it is all new for 2021, we will update with OC drone show photos as soon as they begin** The photo of the inlet IS an example of Ocean City when all the night lights turn on for the evening!
Not ready to end the night yet? Hop onboard with us and check out the beautiful skyline of downtown Ocean City... from the bay! Once the sun goes down and the lights come on, it is truly a different experience out on the water...come see for yourself!
As soon as you emerge from the West OC Harbor you will be greeted by the bright lights on all the rides, screams of people on the iconic Tidal Wave roller coaster and of course the warm salty air.
Learn to drive a boat in Ocean City!
Looking to learn the basics of what it takes to man a boat? How about learning the ropes while you're here in Ocean City? Hop on board with Captain Steve for two hours and he will teach you all the basics! From parts of the boat, different knots, safety, de docking, underway skills and what it takes to dock the boat! This two hour experience will allow you to get a hands on feel of how to drive a boat and maybe even inspire someone to be a captain one day. Maybe you're an up and coming captain for OC Bay Hopper... who knows!
Mmmmm, barbecued meat! Do you have a hanker'n for some good ol' fashion BBQ? Imagine kick'n back with a cold beer and a pile of tasty meats while cruising the Assawoman Bay. What could be better?
Welp, here's your chance to make your BBQ dreams come true. By partnering with Annabelle's BBQ, we have combined a fantastic BBQ extravaganza with a relaxing cruise on the OC Bay Hopper. And you will get a great chance to see Ocean City from the bay as you cruise down from our headquarters at 117th street to 64th street for the meal pickup. We will set up a table on the boat, and then you and your friends or family can relax and enjoy the scenic cruise back.
No waiting in line for a table, no rush, no fuss. Just boating and BBQ-ing in style.
On the Annabelle's BBQ Cruise you will get 1.5 pounds of the most delicious barbecued meats you have ever tasted. This includes brisket, pork, ribs, smoked turkey, and some kick-ass sausages! Add to this your choice of three of the following:
This is enough food to stuff the bellies of 4 adults. Want more, then double your order for an additional $45.
For drinks, this cruise is BYOB. Feel free to bring your favorite cold beer, soft drinks, or for you fancy folks - some fine wine. Oh, don't forget the tooth picks.
Looking to check out all the cool spots on the water that Ocean City has to offer? Hop on board for our OC Classic! On this trip we will show you guys all the 'must see' spots from the water in just an hour. On this cruise we will check out the West Ocean City Commercial Harbor, Northern end of Assateague Island, Inlet area, Route 50 bridge and Sunset Marina. Your captain will go over the history of the are, point out local landmarks and you might even get to see the wild ponies from Assategue in this trip too... this trip offers it all! Fancy a drink? No problem we even have beers and seltzers onboard for you to enjoy while you're sitting back, relaxing and checking out all the classic spots in Ocean City...from a boat!
Please note that this trip ONLY departs from our West Ocean City location- 12817 Harbor Road, Ocean City, MD 21842
Come hop on board for a true hands on Ocean City experience! On our Assateague Clamming Adventure come prepare to get in the water and your hands in the sand! Once on board you will cruise over to Assateague Island National park and look for a good spot to drop anchor and get in the water... this is where the fun begins. Once you and your group are in the water your captain will instruct you on how to use the clamming rakes and even use your own feet to find clams! You will wade in the water for approximately an hour and see how many clams you can find.. nothing like a little friendly competition :) The best part is that you get to keep all the clams you find to bring home and cook for a nice fresh seafood dinner. Yum!
For this trip please come prepared to get in the water, your captain will put you to work to try and find as many clams as you can. We recommend to bring sunscreen, hat, towel, and a smile! You may also bring water shoes and/or a change of clothes if you'd like. Don't forget that this is a trip requiring physical activity so please ensure that everyone in your group is up for this! Physical activities include (but not limited to) getting on and off a boat in the water, swimming, raking up clams. If you have any further questions about this trip or would like more details please do not hesitate to call us and ask, we want to make sure that everyone is aware of what they will be doing and feels safe in confident in themselves and their group.
This trip departs from our West Ocean City location- 12817 Harbor Road, Ocean City, MD 21842
Everyone loves Shark Week so we've decided to team up with Ocean City Life-Saving Museum to offer you a one of a kind opportunity to learn all about the sharks found off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland! As soon as we depart from our pier you will be greeted by the true heart of Ocean City, the commercial fishing harbor, followed by a beautiful view of the skyline of Downtown Ocean City. Next, will venture out in front of Assateague Island National Park, find a good place to anchor and listen to a member from the OC Life-Saving Museum tell us all about the different kinds of sharks that are off the coast of OC, some history behind sharks, and even show you some real-life shark jaws!
If you're looking for something different to do in the mornings before you hit the beach, this is it. Not only do we get to learn a bunch of cool facts about sharks BUT we also have a chance to see the wild ponies on Assateague too!
This trip departs from our WEST OCEAN CITY location- 12817 Harbor Road, Ocean City, MD 21842