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This city is one of Florida’s most visited fisheries. It never fails to mesmerize with the species of fish, and a large number of Ocean City fishing charters.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Ocean City is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
Ocean City fishing charters will put you on Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Ocean City found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.
There are about 41 fishing guides in Ocean City and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.Check rates & availability
September, August and July are the best months for inshore fishing near Ocean City.
If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Ocean City fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.
There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Ocean City. These waters a home to Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.
Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.Show all offshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Ocean City.
There are more than 29 fishing companies in Ocean City and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Ocean City.
Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
The best months for offshore fishing near Ocean City are September, August and July.
Ocean City family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Ocean City. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.Check rates & availability
A steady flow of warm water makes Ocean City an attractive destination for shark fishing. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Ocean City shark fishing charters.
Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.
Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.
Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Ocean City and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.Check rates & availability
You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Ocean City.
Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Ocean City guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.
Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.
In Ocean City and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Ocean City. The best months are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the people on the vessel.
An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.
Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.
Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.
Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.
You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.
The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.
The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near Ocean City. Most of the fishing charters launch from: