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!
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!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
750 ml bottle of Chilled Ruffino Prosecco with choice of Juice (Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Pineapple)
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
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*
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!
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!
What happens when you take pizza and you add that to a boat on the water? Mama mia - I'll tell you what happens - you get a great time!!!
If you're tired of getting pizza delivered and eating it on your couch or gobbling a hot slice while sitting in a car - then we have a solution. It's called the OC Bay Hopper Pizza Cruise.
We will leave the dock at the Bay Hopper Kiosk on 118th street and head over to Pizza Tugos on the water to pick up some delicious pizza for your cruise! Pizza and cold drinks (and water) are included in the trip price- your kids will not leave the boat hungry!
We'll take your pizza order when you arrive at our 118th street Kiosk to board our boat. This is a great family trip during a really odd summer. Oh, and you can rest easy that our boats take coronavirus precautions and all of our boat captains are certified and will wear masks.