Our boats are Pontoons and Skiffs. The Pontoons are 24′ and very stable and easy to operate even if you have never driven a boat! The pontoons can take up to 14 people. They vary with the layouts of each particular boat but they all have a center console drive, couches, canopy top, plenty of walking room and 40hp engines. You’ll be able to get to your favorite fishing spot or cruise around in no time!
Our 17′ Skiffs are tiller driven outboards with 15hp motors. They are rather wide and perfect for a smaller fishing or crabbing crowd. The skiffs are licensed for up to 6 people although we suggest 4-5 people comfortably.
Never boated? No problem, We’ll show you how! The Mates will get your boat ready, assist with loading, show you how to use the rods and go over the map with you, and go over the operation of the boat and functions before sending you off!
All the boats are already equipped with a bucket, net, bait knife, cutting board, map of surrounding areas and anchor! Rod rentals and bait are available in our store. You may bring anything else you like; food, drinks, & BYOB. Boats are also pet friendly!!
Rental times go in intervals of 2 hours up to 8. Boats can go out as early as 7:30a and must be back to the dock by 7p. All you need to rent a boat is a valid drivers license and be 21 & over, a working cell phone and a major credit card! Reservations are not required but are strongly suggested. To reserve a boat, we just take your name and phone number and the time slot you want! There is also a $100 deposit for the reservation (non-refundable except due to inclement weather). You may e-mail, call or text that info for your convenience! You do need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time for departure. If you need to register for your fishing license in the store, please arrive an additional 30 minutes before as well. You are now required to possess a New Jersey Saltwater License regulated by the State. You can register before hand at saltwaterregistry.nj.gov or you may do so at our store.
Learn more on the Boat Rental FAQ page.
Reservations are strongly suggested! CALL us at 609-391-8300 or 609-545-8736, TEXT 609-391-8300 or EMAIL OCFC300@gmail.com
Our Ocean City Fishing Center has a long reputation of satisfaction and a long time in business! Ocean City NJ Fishing Center is a family owned and operated business that cares about our customers and aim to provide a fun, family friendly enviorment that will become a staple in your summer vacation!
RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED. WE KEEP IT EASY: ALL WE NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION IS YOUR NAME, TIME SLOT YOU WANT TO GO, A PHONE NUMBER AND THERE IS A NON REFUNDABLE $100 DEPOSIT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIME YOU RESERVE FOR! YOU DO NEED TO ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR RESERVATION AND IF YOU ARE LATE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT WE CAN EXTEND YOUR RENTAL SO PLEASE BE ON TIME!
*NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT* is if you cancel. If it is a weather concern, boats still sail in light or intermittent rain. We will make weather call decisions in the morning