The Assateague Island Boat Tour is one of our most popular trips! Once you board the Bay Hopper, we’ll cruise to the magical and elusive Assateague Island. This island is famous for its wild ponies, unicorns, and the gumdrops that fall from the sky!
How did the ponies get there? Did they swim? How many ponies live there? Can you pet the ponies? Can you feed the ponies? The answers to these questions, facts about the island, and the other amazing wildlife living on - and around - Assateague can be answered by your knowledgeable and wise captain.
This is a trip you will not forget. Oh, we should mention that if you have kids and you bring them on this trip that they will love you forever! Don’t be a bad parent. Book this trip now!
Please note that the part about the unicorns and gumdrops might be a very slight exaggeration.
If you’re looking for a great way to unwind then this cruise is it! You’ll board our Bay Hopper at either our West OC or our North OC location. We’ll then head out into the Assawoman Bay. The Bay in the evening slows down and gets calm and quiet. All you have to do is sit back, grab your favorite beverage, take a deep breath of the salty ocean air, and relax.
The Bay Hopper will glide you across the water giving you a front row seat to some of the Bay’s most amazing wildlife. At this point, you might reach for one of those delicious snacks you packed for the trip and notice the lights in OC start to pop on. Then, you simply watch the sun melt into the water. At this point you’ll feel so relaxed that you might not be able to keep your eyes open.
Once the sun sets, your captain will pilot the Bay Hopper back to our pier and you can start your evening on the town refreshed. Or, you have a couple of more drinks, look at the tv for a while and go to sleep. Either way, you’ll feel good.
Ideal for celebrating special occasions, getting out on the water with a large family group or bar hopping with friends!
We love our mulit-generational groups!!!
We are happy to take you and your group of up to 17 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 17 passengers but your trip will be much more comfortable with between 12-15 people (we have seating for 15 onboard). For groups larger than 17 we are able to coordinate a second boat (after 8pm only).
Rates (includes captain, does not include alcohol):
Before 4pm $165/hr (plus $75 one time gas fee)
After 4pm $195/hr (plus $75 one time gas fee)
After 9pm $225/hr (plus $75 one time gas fee)
*Our boats must return to the dock by midnight
Ever hear the expression “tastes like heaven?” Do you think heaven has a taste? Well, if heaven was to have a taste and there was some way for you to put heaven in your mouth then we think we know what this taste would be like. If you’d like to find out, then get on our famous Ice Cream Cruise!
Yes folks, this is the one and only OC Bay Hopper Ice Cream Cruise! Get off the beach and take a one-hour trip on the beautiful Assawoman Bay to sample a variety of mouthwatering, award-winning, small-batch, gourmet ice cream.
This cruise only serves Taharka Bros ice cream! If you don’t know Taharka – the best way to describe it is that it “tastes like heaven.” This is amazing ice cream made in Baltimore. You’ll try some very interesting flavors like the award-winning honey graham, mint flix and chillz, coffee oreo and more. If you want to score some points with your kids or find something to bribe them with then here it is!
At the OC Bay Hopper, we’re all about making things easy for our customers. With the Green Turtle Lunch Cruise, we’ve done tons and tons of work to craft a unique experience for you that will make your head explode! And the only thing you need to do is gather some friends or family, buy a ticket, and get on the boat.
Each member of your group will also get their choice of some fantastic Green Turtle grub - specifically re-imagined for enjoyment on a boat. You’ll get your choice of one of the following:
- Turkey Bacon Avocado Club (turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato)
- Crabby Melt (crab dip, bacon, tomato, cheddar cheese)
- Adult Grilled Cheese (bbq pulled pork, gouda cheese, pepperjack cheese, bacon)
- Fish and Chips (hand battered cod, fries, tartar sauce on the side)
On top of all this, we also throw in a basket of fries for your group to share! Mix all this together and you get a boatload of fun.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS BYOB
Board one of our Bay Hoppers at our West OC location and we’ll transport you to and from Assateague Island! The Island’s magical sand and unique environment makes it a special place for breeding bivalve molluscs – otherwise known as clams.
Your captain will have the Bay Hopper equipped with everything you’ll need to harvest the clams. All you need to bring is a willingness to do a little work and a pair of good feet. Your captain will show you how to find and collect the clams; this is easy but make the captain feel good and pretend his instructions are amazing.
This clamming adventure is a great option for kids; the waters by Assateague are very shallow and there’s wild horses roaming around! Clams and horses – what can be better than that! After the trip, take your haul of bivalves home and make some clam chowder! Or maybe a little clam sauce over linguini! The possibilities are endless.
Are you a morning person? If so, join us at our West OC location for a great morning wake-up!
By partnering with the One Love Smoothie Café, we’ll serve you up a 90-morning cruise that will rejuvenate you and prepare you for a full day in OC!
Let’s start with some coffee. One Love has some fantastic coffee made with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans. We’ll put a cup of this delicious brew in your hands to get your blood flowing. Then, how about a healthy and delectable smoothy to follow-up the coffee? You know you’ll need the vitamins and other nutrients that these all natural, hand-crafted smoothies can deliver.
You’ll have your choice one of 3 delicious smoothies: Mango Madness (mango, pineapple, banana, avocado, and honey), Pina Colada (banana, pineapple, coconut milk, mango, and vanilla), or a Dreamsicle (vanilla soy milk, strawberries, bananas, fresh squeezed orange juice). The coffee and the smoothie are included in the price of this trip (the price of this trip includes coffee and smoothies for 3 passengers).
Once you have your coffee and smoothie in hand, the Bay Hopper will head out to tour Ocean City’s commercial harbor and to beautiful Assateague Island! By the time we get back to the Bay Hopper pier you’ll be ready to take on the world!
We know you work hard and if you're in OC then you're probably here to relax. So, we have created this cruise for you.
Join us for a stress melting, special 1 hour and 15 min cruise on the Assawoman Bay. Board one of our Bay Hoppers at our 118th street location in Ocean City and one of our captains will take you on a soothing cruise. You'll find yourself gliding across water that looks like glass while enjoying an ice cold adult beverage. All your stress will float away. Before you know it, you'll be laughing it up with a bunch of new friends and contemplating how you can quit your job and start a new life in OC.
This cruise will be stocked with some fine brews, twisted teas, and alcoholic seltzers. And, because we want you to enjoy yourself - your first beverage is on us! This is an adults only cruise so, you MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO TAKE THIS TRIP.