Things To Do In Ocean City

Wetlands Wildlife Safari for Two or Four from Birding By Boat on the Osprey (Up to 56% Off)

Birding By Boat on the Osprey

Lower

$56 $25

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Binoculars help spot laughing gulls and ospreys throughout Cape Island Creek Preserve and the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway

General or Memorial Day Weekend Water-Park Visit for One or Four at Splash Zone (Up to 56% Off)

Splash Zone

Wildwood

$35.99 $18

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Soak up some watery action with access to 16 slides, rides, and attractions that range from gentle to action-packed

Two- or Three-Hour Whale- and Dolphin-Watching Tour for One or Two from Cape May Whale Watcher (Up to 52% Off)

Cape May Whale Watcher

Cape May

$30 $15

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Guests may spot humpbacks, finbacks, bottlenose dolphins, and porpoises during a two- or three-hour whale-watching tour

Four-Hour Fishing Trip with Gear for Two from Cape May Lady ($90 Value)

Cape May Lady

Cape May

$90 $51.99

Captain pilots 70 ft. vessel on four-hour fishing trip that supplies up to 60 participants with rods, reels, bait, tackle & ice for catches

Harlem Globetrotters Game at Wildwood Convention Center on August 6, 7, 8, or 9 at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Wildwood Convention Center

$55 $33

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

Ocean City Nor'easters Soccer Game for Two or Four at Carey Stadium (Up to 52% Off)

Ocean City Nor'easters

Carey Stadium

$21 $11

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One of the Premier Development League's top teams showcases elite college soccer players

2.5-Hour Sunset-Buffet Dolphin-Watching Cruise for Two or Four from Starlight Fleet (50% Off)

Starlight Fleet

Wildwood Crest

$112 $56

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Watch for dolphins as you sip on frozen drinks

$59 for a Two-Hour Introduction to Sailing Lesson at Ocean City Sailing Foundation ($120 Value)

Ocean City Sailing Foundation

Ocean City

$120 $59

During a two-hour introductory session, instructors provide a crash course on the basics of sailboat operation in the Great Egg Harbor Bay

30-Minute Jetpack Flight for One or Two at Nimbus Flyboarding (51% Off)

Nimbus Flyboarding

Stone Harbor Bridge

$200 $99

Plunge beneath the water or reach heights of 60-feet on a jetpack propelled by spraying water

Jetpack Flying Lesson and Boat Tour with 30 Minutes of Flying Time for One or Two at Relentless Watersports (Up to 52% Off)

Relentless Watersports Jetpack Rentals

Ocean City de Lazy Lizard

$249 $120

Instructors teach students to shoot out of water at JetLev lessons, which culminate in 30 minutes of jet pack flying time during a boat tour

Colorful 5K Race Entry for One at Run or Dye ($35 Value)

Run or Dye

Beachcomber Resort

$35 $22.75

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colorful dyes as they cross the finish line

Winery Tour for Two or Four with Tasting, Cheese Tray, and Souvenir Glasses at Cape May Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Cape May Winery

Cape May

$40 $20

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the wine-making process, then enjoy a cheese tray paired with wine tastings straight from oak barrels

Laser- and Mirror-Maze Entry for Two or Four or 10 Laser-Maze Entries at The Palace of Sweets (Up to 53% Off)

The Palace of Sweets

Wildwood

$35.98 $18

Mirror maze tests adventurers' navigation skills before they dodge lasers in the laser challenge during a day of fun

Movie with Popcorn for 2 or 4 or a Birthday-Party Package for Up to 20 at 7D Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

7D Adventures

Wildwood

$28 $15

Take in a thrilling movie adventure, complete with moving seats, 3-D glasses, and hands-on elements, such as smoke, water, and bubbles

Perseid Meteor Shower or Explore the Stars Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 65% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

The Cape May Whale Watcher

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, constellations, giant red stars, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Razor (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Razor

Ocean

$129 $39

CrossFit athletes gain strength, stamina, and muscle tone in ever-changing workouts

$75 for $150 Groupon — CrossFit 609

Crossfit 609

Upper

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Whale- and Dolphin-Watching Cruise for Two, Four, or Six from Sightseer Whale & Dolphin Trips (Up to 63% Off)

Big Blue Sightseer

Wildwood

$76 $35

Marine biologist narrates three-hour tours that traverse waters around Wildwood in search of dolphins & whales

RunAround Tour 2014 with Bridgit Mendler at Wildwood Convention Center on July 26 at 7 p.m. (Up to 17% Off)

RunAround Tour 2014

Wildwood Convention Center

$48.15 $40

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Bridget Mendler of Good Luck Charlie headlines a festival of up-and-coming pop stars, including Jacob Whitesides and Before You Exit

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Tony Hoffman, a United States Coast Guard licensed captain, brings more than 35 years of fishing experience to his charter boat company. During guided fishing trips, he escorts groups out on the back bays and instructs them in the basics of fishing using on-board rods. The action takes place on the Family Fisherman, a 40-foot pontoon boat equipped with an open-air deck, a state-of-the-art stereo system, and the busts of famous bluefish. Passengers can cast a line at flounder, sea bass, and small sand sharks, enjoying views of the glistening New Jersey bays along the way.

4216 Park Road
Sea Isle City,
NJ
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Nimbus Flyboarding's personal watercraft contraptions are pretty much designed for one thing: delivering an adrenaline rush. The jetpack-like devices propel users with a powerful stream of water, sending them diving headlong beneath the water or soaring up to 60 feet in the air to hear the secret songs birds sing when they think they're out of human earshot. Though the whole thing can seem a little overwhelming at first, beginners shouldn't fret: according to the owner of Nimbus Flyboarding, most people pick up the basics within minutes.

Stone Harbor Bridge
Stone Harbor,
NJ
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Equipped with GPS, radar, and electronic fish-finding technology, you wouldn't think the Capt. Robbins is more than 60 years old. Rainbow Deep Sea Fishing's captain Victor Hartley purchased the storied vessel in 2011 and refurbished it the next year. The acquisition was a homecoming of sorts, as Hartley once worked on the ship as a child. Today, the Capt. Robbins ferries up to 125 passengers on fishing trips off the shores of New Jersey.

2 Old Sea Isle Boulevard
Dennis,
NJ
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Not many restaurants run a jet ski business from the back of the eatery. But De Lazy Lizard Bar and Grill is a unique establishment that also runs Lizard Water Sports, an outdoor water recreation destination dedicated to jet skiing. Here, customers can rent a motorized watercraft to glide across the waters at varying speeds before returning to the restaurant to sample burgers and swap stories about racing dolphins that also rented jet-skis.

302 North 1st Street
Ocean City,
MD
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While waiting for a group of tour participants aboard his kayak on Cape Island Creek, Bob Lubberman made a new acquaintance when a 4-foot great blue heron landed on the nose of his boat. It's not an entirely new experience for the owner of Miss Chris Kayak Rentals and Tours, as opportunities to commune with nature came often as he crabbed and fished as a child from his grandmother's dock. Now he's able to connect visitors to this ecosystem as they independently paddle rented sit-on-top kayaks or as they participate in guided kayak or boat tours.

Paddlers on kayak tours often catch close-ups of ospreys, terns, and other birds, and see diamondback terrapin turtles sunning themselves on the shore or trying to hold their own ice-cream cones. Day and sunset tours let guests explore the wildlife-rich salt marshes, and night tours led during high tide let them paddle over grassy terrain to otherwise inaccessible areas. Guests explore similar territory on tours aboard the Osprey as they watch migrating shore birds or look out on the harbor's historic buildings. Kayak tour guides include an associate naturalist and a Cape May Bird Observatory field associate, and land-based staffers maintain a touch tank on the Miss Chris mooring dock, which they temporarily fill with conches, eels, and other sea life pulled up using open-sided conservation traps.

1218 Wilson Dr
Cape May,
NJ
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The ships that comprise Starlight Fleet's squadron of vessels each transport passengers across the waves on a variety of sea adventures. The Starlight ferries fisherman on four-hour excursions to hook sea bass, flounder, croakers and triggerfish, the captain using sonar, GPS, and a knowledge of the currents to identify prime fishing real estate. The Atlantic Star typically serves as a whale-watching vessel and is kitted out with a snack-filled galley and a touch tank filled with horseshoe crabs and other local sea life.

The company even boasts its very own pirate ship, The Dark Star, a custom-designed vessel built by Naval Architect Michael LeMole. It takes passengers on swashbuckling adventures during which they learn what a swash is and how to buckle it, as well as participate in treasure hunts and face painting.

1121 Rte. 109
Cape May,
NJ
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