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A-Dare Inshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
West Ocean City
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trips from $275

Bayside Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(293 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $375

Coastal Guide Service LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(241 reviews)
Ocean City
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Chasin' Tides Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(293 reviews)
Ocean City
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Just A Toy Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(209 reviews)
Ocean City
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Saltwater Adventures, LLC.

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(150 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $400

Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(199 reviews)
Ocean City
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Fish Finder Adventures 2

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $750

New Release Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(62 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $1,800

Fish Bound Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(39 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $700

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Ocean City

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Ocean City, Maryland are: Full list of top fishing charters in Ocean City

The average price for a private 4 hour Ocean City fishing trip is $515, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,582 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Ocean City that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Ocean City are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Ocean City are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Ocean City are:

Many fishing charters in Ocean City provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Ocean City are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Ocean City?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Ocean City are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $407
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $564
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $711
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $917
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $2,000
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,108
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $2,400
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,919
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $3,500

 
You may think all of Maryland’s fishing rotates around the Chesapeake Bay, but Ocean City, MD fishing charters are here to show you there’s much more on offer. “OC” was given the title of “White Marlin Capital of the World” by President Roosevelt way back when. It’s a must-visit if you want to experience some of the best fishing the East Coast has to offer.
 
It’s not all about big game fishing here, though. The Isle of Wight and Assawoman Bays offer prime inshore action, with Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Spotted Seatrout. Near the inlet and out towards the reefs, it’s all about Maryland’s state fish – Striped Bass, or Rockfish, as it’s known locally. These beasts swim with Black Seabass, Bluefish, Tautog, and many more to ensure a fishing frenzy.
 
However, the further out you go, the more exciting it gets. Tiger, Hammerhead, Dusky, Bull, Blacktip, and even Mako Sharks are on the prowl for some prey in summer. This is also peak season for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo. Over 30 miles offshore, you can get your hands on these creatures and elusive White and Blue Marlin, so get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
 
Speaking of trips, inshore adventures are ideal for families and beginners, and can last anywhere from a couple of hours up to a full day. If you want to go after those trophy creatures offshore, you’ll need at least eight hours, with some captains offering overnight adventures. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Most Ocean City, MD fishing charters will provide your fishing license for you, but it’s worth checking with your captain before you go in case you need one. Your professional guide will also make sure you’re fishing within all legal size and bag limits. 
 
Ocean City
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Most of the fishing fleet leaves town over the winter months, taking the best of the fishing with it. This can be a beautiful time to explore Ocean City without a million tourists getting in your way, though.

February

Walk Ocean City's historic boardwalk in peace, as you explore the long beaches and take in the wild seascapes. Too cold? Head to the Seaside Boat Show, where over 350 boats are gathered and showcased indoors.

March

The first Flounder hit the shallows around Ocean City in March, bringing the inshore fishing fleet back with them. Jump aboard and bring the family along for an awesome day in the shallows.

April

Ocean City's fishing scene really gets going in April, with Bluefish, Flounder, and Tautog providing great catches. The summer crowds are still a distant dream and the waters are full of fish, so get out there!

May

The White Marlin Festival and Crab Soup Cook-Off promise plenty of fun for the kids and some of the most delicious soup around. Sign up, taste, and vote for the winner of the inspiring title of "Best Crab Soup!"

June

Tournament season starts in June with the Mako Mania Shark Tournament, an event which brings anglers from all over to battle the ocean's ultimate predators. Get in on the action or marvel at the monster fish. 

July

The Ocean City Tuna Tournament takes place every July, with over 100 boats competing to land the biggest Tuna. Even if you're not the competitive type, loads of huge Tuna can never be a bad thing.

August

The Ocean City White Marlin Open is, quite simply, the biggest fishing tournament in the world. Over 300 boats gather to battle monster Billfish, with millions of dollars in prize money at stake, as the city comes alive.

September

Tournament season winds down in September. The fishing is still great both inshore and offshore, so stick around and make the most of the quieter waters, with plenty of great rewards.

October

October is peak season for big Seabass in the waters around Ocean City. These guys are great table fare and are pretty fun to catch, so jump aboard and go score some dinner!

November

The Ocean City Winterfest of Lights makes Thanksgiving even more special. The waters are full of tasty Bass, Flounder, Tautog, and more, so ditch the turkey and enjoy a freshly-caught feast!

December

December is Rockfish mania in Ocean City. Striped Bass (known locally as Rockfish) is Maryland's state fish, and December is the peak time to catch them. Get your fish on and see out the year in style. 

Ocean City Fishing Calendar

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I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Lonnie  C.
Lonnie C. Mount Airy, MD
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Courtney  F.
Courtney F. Quincy, Massachusetts
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Melisa  H.
Melisa H. Lindenwold, NJ
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Long Pond, PA
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Alecia  G.
Alecia G. Smithfield, VA
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Carl  O.  B.
Carl O. B. Washington, District Of Columbia
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Randy  G.
Randy G. Cunningham, VA
Yes, if this is your first time going out take your motion sickness pills at night and again in the morning. Good luck fishing. Safe seas and plenty of fish, The Moore Family
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, if this is your first time going out take your motion sickness pills at night and again in the morning. Good luck fishing. Safe seas and plenty of fish, The Moore Family
Chris  M.
Chris M. Bunker Hill, WV
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Dallas, WV
Take trip for sea bass easy first time catch, good eating, lots of fun. Don't judge the trip by the size of the boat but the history of the captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take trip for sea bass easy first time catch, good eating, lots of fun. Don't judge the trip by the size of the boat but the history of the captain.
Craig  W.
Craig W. Carlisle, Pennsylvania
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Leon  M.
Leon M. Milford, DE
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Colorado Springs, CO
Keep your options open because the sea doesn’t have to cooperate with your plans.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep your options open because the sea doesn’t have to cooperate with your plans.
Bill  E.
Bill E. Spring Grove, PA
Keep an open mind. There are lots of species to be caught. Any day spent fishing is a day well spent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an open mind. There are lots of species to be caught. Any day spent fishing is a day well spent.
Jennifer  H.
Jennifer H. Ocean City, Maryland
Bring drinks. Make sure your cell phone is charged. If you get seasick, take Dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring drinks. Make sure your cell phone is charged. If you get seasick, take Dramamine.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Lancaster, PA
Bay fishing wasn’t good cause of the water temp definitely don’t expect to catch many big fish in bay in July when the water is warm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bay fishing wasn’t good cause of the water temp definitely don’t expect to catch many big fish in bay in July when the water is warm
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Thornton, WV
Late spring to early summer be sure to dress warm. I can get cold out on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Late spring to early summer be sure to dress warm. I can get cold out on the water.
Richard  M.
Richard M. Salisbury, MD
If you're not used to being on a boat, bring dramamine, sun screen, and dress (in layers) for 10-15 degrees colder than the expected temperature and let the captain and mate do their job.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not used to being on a boat, bring dramamine, sun screen, and dress (in layers) for 10-15 degrees colder than the expected temperature and let the captain and mate do their job.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Lewes, Delaware
An excellent time for tautog. Bring a lot of white and green crab. The fresher, the better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
An excellent time for tautog. Bring a lot of white and green crab. The fresher, the better.
Jennifer  Z.
Jennifer Z. Berlin, MD
You can fish for a number of species in Ocean City, whether it be something easier to catch for you first timers, or something that has a little more weight to it for those of us that appreciate a fight on the end of our line. You also have several areas available for throwing your line in the water or you can catch a charter for a few hours of overnight. And if you don't catch what you're looking for your first day, just go out the next day. It can change overnight!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can fish for a number of species in Ocean City, whether it be something easier to catch for you first timers, or something that has a little more weight to it for those of us that appreciate a fight on the end of our line. You also have several areas available for throwing your line in the water or you can catch a charter for a few hours of overnight. And if you don't catch what you're looking for your first day, just go out the next day. It can change overnight!
Lori  W.
Lori W. United States

Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Lots of fun, relaxed. Captain Chase kept finding us fish to catch. Would highly recommend.
Charles  L.
Charles L. Joppatowne, MD
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
I would definitely recommend these guys and I am going to book a trip with them next year! Very friendly and fun to fish with. Justin was very knowledgeable about everything and knew exactly where to take us and we immediately started catching fish within seconds of our lines hitting the water. Caught so many fish our arms were actually sore. Justin made sure we didn’t even go 5 mins without catching something. Caught 56 keepers, threw probably 50 back. A+
Lisa  R.
Lisa R. UPPR Saint CLAIR, PA
Bayside Guide Service
Bayside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
This was my second fishing trip with this captain. He did his best to make sure we caught fish. He and his first mate were so easy going and pleasant. We caught fish both times. I recommend this captain to anyone. The trip was totally enjoyable.
Barbara  T.
Barbara T. Hagerstown, MD
New Release Sportfishing
New Release Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
This was the trip of a lifetime for me. I was VERY interested in catching tilefish. Captain Troy, and his crew gave me an experience I will never forget, and, want to repeat. We went out 60 miles into the ocean. Because of Hurricane Ian, the seas were rough going out, but got better later in the day. Troy did very well, considering we were also at the end of a full moon cycle. I thank you so much for all of your efforts, and highly recommend you and your crew to everyone.
Phil  R.
Phil R. Plattsburgh, NY
New Release Sportfishing
New Release Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Great time with Captains Troy and Deb, plus mate Corey. They put in a huge effort to get us what we wanted, and we had a great time. Well worth every penny!
James  S.
James S. Silver Spring, Maryland
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
We had an amazing trip with Saltwater Adventures . Boat was clean and comfortable . I learned a lot about Flounder fishing . This will be my go to boat for all future charter fishing in OCMD.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Martinsburg, WV
Fish Finder Adventures 2
Fish Finder Adventures 2
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We would have loved to catch more, but the conditions weren’t in our favor. We were pleased to catch 1 shark and some other fish along the way. Wonderful and knowledgeable people. I would highly recommend! They did well with children ages 2, 4 and 7.
Shannon  W.
Shannon W. Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Just A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(210 reviews)
Had a lot of fun! Very helpful with us being beginners will be booking again next vacation!
Courtney  B.
Courtney B. Millersburg, PA
Bayside Guide Service
Bayside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
My husband and I totally enjoyed this trip. This is the first time for both of us to fish in the bay. My husband caught 2 bluefish and was so excited for the all the help given and advice on catching these fish! Thank you Captain Wayne and Eric for the memories! Best ever!
Dawn  G.
Dawn G. White Hall, WV
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(241 reviews)
We went out this weekend with Captain Jason. We had a great time, even though we didn't catch any keepers. Since it was my boys first fishing trip the captain and first mate were very patient and helped booth boys. Thanks for the trip.
Ashley  T.
Ashley T. Baltimore, MD
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Our mate and captain were just fantastic. Very knowledgeable. We caught about 20 fish, 4 keepers. Very kid friendly. Absolutely would do it again.
Andrew  O.
Andrew O. Ocean View, DE
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Great time. We caught about 20 flounder but only 3 were legal size..they made sure to release those small ones back after removing the hook which was so appreciated!
Kathleen  F.
Kathleen F. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bayside Guide Service
Bayside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Wayne and Eric were outstanding guides and fisherman. My son and I just had an incredible experience by catching our own bait fish… then using them to catch a 10lb Bluefish under the bridge! We will definitely be coming back
Gary  C.
Gary C. Selbyville, Delaware
Ocean Hunter Sportfishing
Ocean Hunter Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Knowledgeable Capt & first mate add to the success of fishing. Great time & comfortable cabin.
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Lewes, DE
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Was bar none one of the best charters I’ve done for shark. The captain put me right onto the fish fresh out the gate and every second of the trip was worth it. If your in for a real fight I would highly recommend this trip and Capt Cade.
Dennis  M.
Dennis M. New City, NY
Spring Mix II Sport Fishing Charter
Spring Mix II Sport Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Another great day on the spring mixer great boat great crew every time I go with them they put us on the fish be back soon
Eugene  K.
Eugene K. Lancaster, PA
Ocean Hunter Sportfishing
Ocean Hunter Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Amazing trip, captain and mate were very knowledgeable, prepared, and welcoming. My father and I had a killer trip and they made sure of it. 10/10 would book with them again.
Thomas  V.
Thomas V. Washington, District Of Columbia
Bayside Guide Service
Bayside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Captain Wayne and Eric were absolutely a great crew! We caught 8 large blue fish. It’s just great to see kids having fun and they sure made it happen.
Tanya  L.
Tanya L. Bel Air, MD
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
We didn't catch anything, but Arrington was an excellent captain and we had a great day. Thank you!
Ian  H.
Ian H. Viola, DE
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
Our family had a great time and caught a variety of fish and a horseshoe crab! Capt Justin and 1st mate were very attentive and made the fishing outing memorable.
AMY DE LOS REYES
AMY DE LOS REYES Montclair, NJ

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