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)
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 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.
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 117th 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 117th 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.
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.
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 35 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 4pm-6pm 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.
Join us for a fun and educational trip on the OC Bay Hopper with OC expert and local entrepreneur, Sandy Gillis! You will learn much about the history or Ocean City, starting from our location in the midst of "Condo Row" and ending up down on Ocean City's famous Boardwalk. This trip will stop at the Marina Deck restaurant and continue on foot around any of the most interesting sights and sounds of the Boardwalk. A special treat awaits our guests when we visit Dolle's Candyland "on the boards." After the walking tour, you will return by boat and be anxious to share everything you learned about this fabulous resort town!
You won't believe this trip! You get on the Bay Hopper, choose 1 of 5 "drink kits." These drink kits make about 8 drinks! This is probably more than the average person can drink at 11:30 am. Needless to say - you won't be thirsty on this trip. Now add to the amble cocktails more food than you can eat and you have a great afternoon on the water in store for you on this trip. You'll select 1 of 5 delicious Green Turtle sandwiches in addition to your drink kit.
This trip boards at the OC Bay Hopper Kiosk at 118th street where you'll make your food and drink selections. Then we'll cruise over to the Green Turtle to pick up the provisions and then head out to the Bay for our adventure.
What a way to spend an afternoon! After this, maybe a nap on the beach. A perfect day.
Drink “Kits” (serves 4-5 adults)
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: (you can also order anything else on the Green Turtle Menu- available at our Kiosk before the trip..
Turkey Bacon Avocado Club
Chicken Tender Wrap
Chicken tenders, lettuce, corn pico, honeymustard
Blackened Chicken Caesar Wrap
California Turkey Wrap
Turkey, Pepper Jack, Pico De Gallo, Lettuce, Avocado, Mayo
Ahi Tuna Taco Wrap
Ahi Tuna, Corn Pico, Pineapple, Lettuce, Cusabi Dressing, Teriyaki Dressing