An absolute Maryland tradition- blue crabbing with hand lines and crab pots! Come out on the OC Bay Hopper in the morning; everyone who wants to can get their hands dirty baiting and setting the line/traps and have fun of scooping crabs up with a net. And for those who don't know anything about the blue crab, we will be happy to share our knowledge and enthusiasm about them!
Take a scenic boat ride on the Assawoman Bay on the "other" side of Ocean City. This grand bay experience will allow you the option of being dropped off at the North End of Assateague for some exploration or to stay on the boat and cruise into the Sinepuxent Bay, south of the bridge, looking for wild ponies!
(taken onboard OC Bay Hopper Aug 2018)
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.
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. There's no better way to appreciate the region's culture than by enjoying its beauty and its locally-made, handcrafted libations all at once. Your first two beers are included, and each 12 oz. craft beer can be purchased for just $5 thereafter -- the lowest price you'll find on land or sea! Take a ride on the Bay Hopper's Shore Craft Beer Cruise and discover for yourself how World Class Beer meets World Class Beauty on the Eastern Shore. Check back frequently as we will often have "Tap Takeovers" by local brewers on specific dates through the summer. PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP STARTS AT MADFISH IN WEST OC.
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 their fare 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!
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 Assawomen 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. This ice cream never disappoints.
Just want to "get out there" for a short time and enjoy the sun setting on the bay? How about also watching the fireworks from the water? 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 fireworks over Northside Park light up the sky!
We'll anchor the boat right off of Northside Park where you will have an unbeatable view of the fireworks.