Preparing for Your Trip

The boat is located at Smith’s Marina in Somers Point at 910 Bay Ave Somers Point, NJ 08244 

  • The marina is conveniently located just 3 blocks from the Ocean City Ninth Street/Route 52 bridge and 10 minutes from the Ocean City – Somers Point Parkway exits. Our Ocean City pick-up location has not been dredged for 2022. 

 

  • If you’re arriving via the Parkway South, exit 30 on Friday and Saturday afternoons during the summer will likely be congested. Plan accordingly by leaving early or finding an alternate route.

Parking

  • There is ample free parking across the street in the Somers Point Municipal parking lot. There is also free street parking along Bay Avenue and side -streets.

Communication

  • The Captain will contact you the night before your trip. Feel free to call the Captain any evening before the trip between 5PM and 8PM.

When to Arrive and Where to Meet

  • Try to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure so that we have time to meet, help load any gear you bring and hold a safety briefing. The Captain or Mate will meet you at the top of the boat ramp at the marina.

  • Please let us know if anyone in your party is special needs or has mobility issues. We're here to help.

What to Bring

  • Any snacks, sandwiches, and beverages you like. We do not provide or sell food or beverages. Coolers are fine and we have cooler space on board.  BYOB is fine. Just use common sense. You are on a moving vessel. A bag of ice is always appreciated.

What to Wear

  • Clothes that are comfortable for the weather. If rain threatens, cheap ponchos and rain gear  are available at the tackle shop next to the marina. tightlinesnj.com

  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are advised.

  • Light jacket or sweatshirt. Early in the season from April through Mid-June the air temperatures on the water can be as much as ten degrees cooler than on land due to colder water 

  • Footwear. Please try to avoid black-soled shoes. 

About Motion Sickness

  • Motion sickness is very rare on the bay and river. If you have experienced motion sickness on the ocean in the past or are unsure, we recommend taking an OTC medication. Follow the manufacturer's directions. We like Dramamine II. Take the night before your trip before bed and again an hour before your trip. 

End of Trip

  • Pictures of smiling faces.

  • We clean and bag any legal-sized fish you caught.