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Ocean City Fishing Center

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300 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4026
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Great way to end the season!

We rented a boat from OCFC in late september. It was a beautiful day in the bay and we were able... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Alyse D
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Brick, New Jersey
Poor experience

After paying their steep price for a couple hours on a rental fishing boat, and tipping their... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
SurfOcean1
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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At our marina established in the 80's, We have Ocean City's finest party boat fishing aboard the 70' Top Knot, which runs a variety of half day fishing trips in the deep ocean as well as the calm back bays! Bay trips are super family friendly! We are also available for party cruises, private fishing charters, bachelor/bachelorette and bridal events, memorial cruises & burials and other special events! If you'd like to rent your own boat, We have Pontoon and Skiff boat rentals and you can be your own Captain!! If you have your own boat, you can pull up to our dock to get bait, tackle and snacks! Our store is stocked with fishing and crabbing supplies for one stop shopping!
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300 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4026
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We rented a boat from OCFC in late september. It was a beautiful day in the bay and we were able to take our pup too! We rented some poles and had a great time. We will definitely be back this summer!

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

After paying their steep price for a couple hours on a rental fishing boat, and tipping their dockhands well, they informed us that we had to pay $20 for losing a map that somehow blew overboard. We didn't even want the map but they informed...More

4  Thank SurfOcean1
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OCFC, Front Office Manager at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry but we do have to provide you with a map and it is on the contract if it's lost or not returned.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The folks at the OC Fishing Center and the crew of the Northstar are fantastic. My sons and I have fished with them on several occasions over the last three years. I love the fact that they make fishing easy, even for squeamish folks like...More

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Long port Doggie Beach THE BEST BEACH EVER! The beach is where you can take your canine "unleashed" to enjoy the beach with you. It was a little crowded, but we met some great people and some interesting doggies. The beach was clean, for the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My father wanted his ashes dispersed at sea off the coast of Ocean City. The captain and first mate were incredibly helpful, caring and respectful as we took our Dad for his final fishing trip. It was a beautiful morning and experience - thanks so...More

Thank Barb V
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Mary B, Owner at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hi Barb! We're glad to hear all went well with what your father wanted, thank you very much for letting us be a part of it! If we could be of any more assistance, let us know! -Mary

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We stopped by the Fishing center while we were in Ocean City for Memorial Day Weekend. There was plenty of street parking for a Saturday morning which was convenient. The staff was very helpful, taking the time to explain their offerings (charter vs rent) and...More

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Mary B, Owner at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you Alex!!! Glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon 😎

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited here in the first week of August. We were a group of about 13, half kids. The seas were very rough that day and most people on the boat were throwing up. Not the crew's fault. I don't know if it was the...More

Thank beth26
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience with a family fishing trip and boat rental today at Ocean City Fishing Center!! The reservation was very easy to make and super flexible when we needed to make a change. Very knowledgeable store staff were incredibly helpful with bait choices early in...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The three stars isn't a reflection on the crew or the trip, just a warning that a good percent of people should be prepared for motion sickness or take something before they go, ouch

Thank Fred T
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Okay, quick story. Family of 5 with 3 kids (6-8). We decided to take the kids for their first every ocean fishing trip, and booked a 3 hr back bay trip. Perfect amount of time and calm waters. My sister asks if she can join...More

1  Thank jaydarin
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OCFC, Manager at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Hello, I'm sorry but you stated you booked the first ever ocean trip, and you booked a 3hr back bay trip?? The ocean trips are only run 8a-12p and the bay trips are 1-4pm. Schedules are posted online and on the brochure. They are 2...More

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Mary Ann M
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Hello, On the North Star there is about 3 steps to get into the boat and there is bench seating all around once you are on the boat!
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