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Address: 300 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4026
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At our marina, We have Ocean City's only party boat the North Star which...

At our marina, We have Ocean City's only party boat the North Star which runs a variety of fishing trips from full day and half day as well as party cruises and other special events. We also have Pontoon and Skiff boat rentals and a full bait and tackle store with dockside service!

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 rough seas, but there was not a lot of fish caught at all. Some days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the week, and great when the family arrived for the boat trip. These are really... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 us but she can't fish Wed afternoon only Tues am. Whatever sure, so I call... More 

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1 Thank jaydarin
OCFC, Manager at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this review

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 totally different trips, so sorry if it wasn't what you were expecting. When people call... More 

Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

The pontoon boats or the one we rented was in horrible condition. I've rented boats before and this was the WORST! The boats depth finder did not work, it had a hole in the swim platform, some of the life jackets had mold on them . And to top it off, we barely made it back to the docks due... More 

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3 Thank luvtohavefun01
OCFC, Manager at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this review

Hello, Did you call and speak with the owner? More 

Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Our family stayed in Ocean City this week for our vacation. One of the activities on our list for my son and I was a fishing trip. We booked a 4 hour trip on the North Star and had a great time! We caught sea bass and flounder. Thanks again to Garry the crew. We will see you again next... More 

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Thank Erik W
OCFC, Owner at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and glad to be a part of your vacation! See you next year =] More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

i had a blast on my fishing trip I caught about 8lbs of flounder....all the mates were great.....thanks guys ......

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Thank z28yellow
OCFC, Owner at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this review

Glad to hear!! Send us any pics you may have! =] More 

Ewing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

I took my two sons on their first fishing "trip" and we had an amazing time! Casey and Gary were great at helping us "first timers!!!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We booked a large group on a 5-7pm fishing trip. They waited until AFTER we paid $400+ and were RETURNING to the dock to mention the waters were bad and apologized that NO ONE caught anything to take back. I don't mind not catching anything, but then charge a lesser rate when the conditions are not good! That's what an... More 

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OCFC, Front Office Manager at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this review

Hello, Sorry the fishing wasn't too hot; a lot of factors affect the bay fishing more so than the deep sea. The Captain was simply apologizing it wasn't very productive - sometimes the trips coincide with a dead low tide and it can sometimes not be the best for fishing, and remember this is a FISHING trip, we can only... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

I grew up across the bay from Ocean City, NJ. I was so happy when my college aged daughter got a job there on the boardwalk. On her one day off, she and her four coworkers rented a boat off of 3rd Street and with NO direction, NO mention of life vests, NO experience, NO mention of the tide, sent... More 

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3 Thank deannpisarski
OCFC, Owner at Ocean City Fishing Center, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry they got stuck and we are well aware of the bay as well. Boats are rented during high and low tides all season, they are given a map and instructed of the tides when they are being sent out. We tell everyone to call us immediately if they have any problems, your daughter waited 40minutes before calling... More 

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