The 4 Best Boat Rentals in the Ocean City, Maryland Area 2021

The 2021 The Best of Ocean City® voting is closed and the winners have been announced.  Relaxing on a boat, hearing the ocean beneath you is soothing. Take the family out for a relaxing boat ride and maybe catch some fish. Enjoy the rising sun or watch the breathtaking sunset. Ocean City has numerous places that you can rent a boat and go out with family. Here are some boat rentals that the Ocean City community believes are worth the try!


If you are looking for fun in the sun with your family, 48th Street Watersports has it all. With an amazing beachside facility on the open bay, they are recognized as having the finest location in Ocean City for water sports and beach activities. At 48th Street Watersports you will enjoy getting your feet in the sand and in the sparkling water of the beautiful Isle of Wight Bay. You may even catch one of our amazing sunsets. Not only is 48th Street Watersports Ocean City’s original stand-up paddleboard headquarters, but they are the only place in town to offer catamaran sailing instruction and rentals, as well as kayak eco-tours and paddle fitness classes.


Bayside Boat Rentals


At Bayside Boat Rentals they have a number of fun and exciting water sport options to offer. Being a family-owned and operated business since 1999 they pride themselves on catering to you and yours, by maintaining a friendly, knowledgeable, and certified staff as well as the most up-to-date, professionally serviced equipment. So, whether it’s enjoying a peaceful afternoon on a pontoon boat while fishing, crabbing, or simply sun-bathing; or it’s blasting across the waves at high speed on one of our Jet Ski or Jet Boat rentals, Bayside can make the experience unforgettable.


As a family, the Crokers, Ron, his wife Sheila, daughter Melissa, and son Timmy were interested in finding a business that they could all build together while bringing a family-oriented business to the watersports industry in Ocean City, MD. Every year, it has grown to where they now have two locations with 26 employees and 37 jet skis today! As the name became more popular and the business grew, more activities were added and they now offer paddle boarding, kayaking, pontoon boat rentals, and nighttime paddleboard glow tours! The goal has stayed the same throughout the 19 years of maintaining Odyssea as a family-owned and operated business, and to make sure each customer feels like a part of the family. Safety and customer service have been the main goals!


And the Editor’s Choice Winner is…

Bahia Marina

Each year, the staff of and a group of locals go through each of the categories and give you an option we think deserves your consideration as The Best of Ocean City® for 2021.  We think you should definitely visit Bahia Marina if you would like to try an experience that will make you fall in love with the Chesapeake Bay.

Nick's MIni Golf and Ropes Course, Ocean City, MD


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