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Address: 2700 Taylor Ave, Strathmere, NJ 08248
Phone Number:
+1 609-263-6093
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Thu - Tue 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Whale Creek Marina is a friendly, full-service marina. We rent out boats...

Whale Creek Marina is a friendly, full-service marina. We rent out boats and kayaks (single and double) for the day. No boating license is required! We have boat slips for up to a 26 foot boat, and they rent for the season or daily/weekly. Whale Creek Marina is also a great spot to go crabbing, and we are right next to a public boat dock. Whale Creek has the most full stocked tackle shop in the Ocean City area, and we sell fresh, locally caught bait as well as frozen bait, gasoline, snacks and drinks. Stop by today to experience some of the best of what the Jersey shore has to offer. We hope to see you soon!

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Darling place friendly people.

Adorable marina with very reasonable kayak and boat rentals. 1/2 day and full day rates available. Love the old Dock Dogs too!

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Adorable marina with very reasonable kayak and boat rentals. 1/2 day and full day rates available. Love the old Dock Dogs too!

Thank Blooms4you
Clarksboro, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My brother and I had problems with our outboard motor launching near Whale Creek Marina. We first asked to use tools which Morgan gladly offered and after we failed to get it running he told my brother to bring the boat over and he'd take a look. Needless to say he figured out the issue and got us on our... More 

Thank cocacolaman2000
Audubon, New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Rented kayaks 2 different times from Whale Creek, once to explore the bay and marshlands and the other for ocean kayaking. Both times the staff were friendly and provided everything we needed for an enjoyable day. They also rent small power boats for fishing and other items, and they are well stocked with all manner of fishing gear, bait, ice,... More 

Thank Darla125
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Our family of 4 had a great kayak tour with Morgan as guide. We have a 12 and 10 yr old and used two tandem kayaks. Morgan got us in the water quickly and safely and we had a nice 90 minute paddle around the back bay area. We saw tons of birds and osprey and lots of little fish... More 

Thank MNTrotter
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

The young man who helped us was extremely friendly & informative. The only problems were 1) the boat was decked eagerly and 2) it wasn't always clear where to boat or swim - or not (perhaps it was more our fault than theirs... Perhaps a bit to do with the mess in Corson's Inlet). My kids enjoyed it and the... More 

Thank Deb S
Atlantic City, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2014

This was our second time renting a motorboat at Whale Creek and spending the afternoon crabbing. The staff is so helpful and nice. They will do everything they can to make sure you have a great day! And we did! They have everything you need and they help you get all set. We enjoyed it very much - and also... More 

Thank Reviewer1232014
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We have been going to Whale Creek for more than 20 years. The staff, equipment, and supplies are the best they have ever been. We didn't catch any keepers, but we will come back again just for the enjoyment of it! We did get some crabs. The young people working the dock were very helpful, alert to our needs, and... More 

Thank Chickadee167
Millville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Complete line on merchandise for fishing, crabbing, clamming etc. I found the staff friendly and service oriented. They rent boats and slips. The store is clean and quaint.

1 Thank IHCtractors
Marlton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We rented several boats for a day of crabbing. The employees are very nice and helpful. It was very easy to make the boat reservations and all the boats were ready for us upon arrival. After a brief lesson on how to drive and where the crabs were we set out for a half day (4 hours) of crabbing. The... More 

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The crew and counter folks were very welcoming. The prices were much lower then other competitors and the quality of the equipment was above par. I would highly recommend Whale Creek & Crabbing in Strathmere, great way to spend time with the family.

1 Thank Anthony-Broomall-Pa

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