Meet the beauties of Ocean City’s diverse fishing grounds and have a true fishing adventure with Bubblehead Sportfishing. Whether you go inshore or offshore, there will be lots of various fish for you to catch. Captain Buddy Whetzel is a cordial and experienced angler who’ll take you to the best spots in the area making sure you land a nice catch and have lots of fun on the water. You will have an excellent choice of fish to catch Offshore of Ocean City MD Tuna Mahi, Wahoo, Mahi, Tilefish, and Swordfish are just some of the species you will have the chance to target. You can bottom fish, deep-sea fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, and drift fish, all using heavy tackle. Pick your date and start your next fishing adventure!

You’ll head out aboard Bubblehead, a 54’ Custom Chesapeake boat, powered by twin Cummins QSM 11 diesels, giving it a fast cruise and great top end. The design of the hull gives the boat a super-efficient ride that is soft and stable even through the most nautical of conditions. All safety equipment is USCG approved and inspected. The cockpit (fishing area) has three times as much room compared to most offshore boats with a fighting chair. Bubblehead features an all-new interior with a full galley, custom seating to comfortably accommodate 6 anglers. Complete with Bluetooth stereo surround sound, HVAC, and TV.

The crew has the latest in electronics, custom tackle, rods, and reels to put you on the fish. They are a proven tournament-winning crew with over 40 years of fishing experience and over 20 years in Ocean City, MD.

Your charter includes mate(s) rods and reels, fishing licenses, tackle, bait, coolers, and ice. Wear soft-soled shoes (black soles are prohibited), bring sunscreen, sunglasses, jackets, long pants (cold mornings, warm days), a camera, and your food and drinks (no glass containers). Illegal drugs and firearms are prohibited.

Departure times are most important for the trip’s success so please make sure to arrive on time.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    This is an 8-hour inshore fishing trip to the Ocean City wrecks. Sorry, fuel prices have driven the cost of the trip up this year. My trip price is based on early 2022 fuel prices and a surcharge will be needed in addition to the base price, contact me for the current surcharge price.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,450
    This is a 12-hour offshore fishing trip to the Ocean City canyons. Sorry, fuel prices have driven the cost of the trip up this year. My trip price is based on early 2022 fuel prices and a surcharge will be needed in addition to the base price, contact me for the current surcharge price.
  • Private trip
    1 Day Trip – Overnight
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,400
    This offshore trip lasts for 30 hours to include trolling and deep dropping in OC Canyons. Sorry, fuel prices have driven the cost of the trip up this year. My trip price is based on early 2022 fuel prices and a surcharge will be needed in addition to the base price, contact me for the current surcharge price.
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About the Captain

Buddy Whetzel
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time 16 hours
Member since March 2021
Captain Buddy invites you for a true fishing adventure in Ocean City. Join in and enjoy fishing the area's productive waters. With the skilled captain and productive grounds, the chances are you'll want to come back and have another trip with Bubblehead Sportfishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Boat specs

Chesapeake (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 670HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
54 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Rex R.
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Full Day trip with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 8, 2022
Excellent experience fishing with Captain Buddy.  The boat was top notch.  Captain Buddy was knowledgeable of where to catch...
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Cynthia H.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck Fishing on July 7, 2022
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Michael A.
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12hr with Capt. Buddy Whetzel

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 10, 2021
Excellent experience
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FAQs about Bubblehead Sportfishing

Bubblehead Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck Fishing (8 hours)
  • $2,450 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $3,400 per day per group - 1 Day Trip – Overnight (1 day)

When you book a trip with Bubblehead Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Plus night vision

Trips booked with Bubblehead Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Bubblehead Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Bubblehead Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bubblehead Sportfishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Swordfish
  • Tautog
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo