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Nothing makes you feel more a part of the Ocean City experience like getting active out in the water. Participating in watersports is a great way to have fun in the water above and beyond slashing around in the surf. Ocean City Maryland Watersports include options for all levels of engagement. Whether you want to have a leisurely day exploring the coastal bays, a heart-stoping excursion out on the ocean, or something in between, there is something for you and your family to do.

Students (and parents of students) interested in renting jet skis for Senior Week would do well to check out this story:

Senior Week Ski Rentals – Ocean City Maryland Watersports

Long ago, as senior week jet ski rentals began to rise, Ron Croker and other watersport rental professionals elected to establish safety standards for renting out jet skis. Although the skis didn’t have safety regulations at the time, Croker thought it was best to establish some as the industry grew that would separate those running safe, guest oriented business from those who aren’t.

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Enjoying the natural beauty, Adventuring on Ayers Creek
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Enjoying the natural beauty, Adventuring on Ayers Creek

When you think of Ocean City, what comes to mind? It's more than likely that your first thoughts are of the Boardwalk, the nightlife and dining and, of course, the beautiful beach. But what you might not think of -- aside from how beautiful the beach and the Atlantic Ocean are on a sunny summer morning, because we all know that -- is what natural beauties await you in the creeks, the wetlands and...

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The best place to jet ski in Ocean City is…
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The best place to jet ski in Ocean City is…

It's up to you! I was going to say something snarky like, "The best place to jet ski in Ocean City is... the water!" but decided against it. There are plenty of people who come to Ocean City just for the watersports, and they're serious about their jet skiing. With so many places to do it -- we are a peninsula surrounded by water on both sides, after all -- the various watersports categories...

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Odyssea Watersports prepares for another summer of fun
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Odyssea Watersports prepares for another summer of fun

In Ocean City, the winter months make up a dead season for the local watersports businesses. Odyssea Watersports, a family-owned-and-operated watersports rental service located on 51st street bayside, is approaching its 21st year in business this summer. And after more than two decades in the business, Odyssea knows how to keep busy in the winter: by reflecting on the previous season and working...

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Thrill-seekers and chill-seekers welcome at Bayside Boat Rentals
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Thrill-seekers and chill-seekers welcome at Bayside Boat Rentals

For eighteen years, Bayside Boat Rentals has been a staple of Ocean City and a must-visit business for anyone who enjoys being in the water.  Walk into their island-esque shack on 53rd street, right in front of Macky's Bayside Bar and Grill, and it won't take long to realize that there's truly something at Bayside Boats for everyone. For the more adventurous crowd, Bayside's jet skis and...

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Ocean City watersports equipment rentals

For people who are into more demanding sports like surfingjet skiing or using the jetovator or hoverboard there are plenty of places to rent a jet ski, for example, or to try out a jetovator. If, on the other hand, you’re into the more peaceful approach to exploring the waters, there always are diversions such as Stand Up Paddleboarding, kayaking and parasailing. There’s plenty to do, and lots of options whether you want to rent something uptown or down at the Inlet, Ocean City Maryland watersports are easily accessible.

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Ocean City Maryland Watersports company Paradise riders getting instructions from their guide.

A range of Ocean City Maryland watersports

Ranging from mild to extreme, there are plenty of water activities in Ocean City that will relax away your stress or send your heart pumping into a frenzy. In fact, there are so many things to do when it comes to Ocean City’s water activities the toughest decision facing visitors is which to try first. Whether you’re looking for information, advice, pictures, or deals on traditional favorite watersports, you’ve come to the right place.

Click on any of the individual watersports listed below for specific rental information, coupons and discounted gift certificates to save you money, articles, photos, and more.

Discover Other Watersports

Just when you thought the water couldn’t get any more extreme, the latest craze in adrenaline pumping watersports hits Ocean City, Md: the hoverboard. In fact, Ocean City’s own Odyssea Watersports is the first company to bring the hoverboard to the state of Maryland. Straight out of ‘Back to the Future’ the hoverboard is part surf/skateboard and part flying machine that lets you hover on and above the water.

Another widely popular new watersport option is the jetovator (also known as the Jet-lev). If you want to take your vacation to the next level, get off the beach and let the jetovator give you the ride of your life. Literally jet propelled, the jetovator connects to the jet unit on your personal watercraft using a 40 hose, and offers simple-to-use controls to let you rise 30 feet above the water, dive up to ten feet below, and zoom along at up to 25 mph, all while your buddy driving the jet ski looks up in envy.

If you’d rather be below the water than above it, Ocean City also has a number of other exciting water activities including the underwater exploration of snorkeling and SCUBA diving. These activities let you discover a new world under the sea and add some exotic to your vacation.

SUP – Introducing the Stand Up Paddleboard Exprience

One of the most popular new watersport trends over the past few summers, SUP (also known as stand up paddleboarding) is like combining a surfboard with a canoe and is capable of giving you both a thrilling time and great workout. You’ve surely see the new, larger than life paddleboards everywhere in Ocean City- in the ocean, the bay, the creek, the river or pretty much any body of water, as SUP is a unique watersport with multiple uses. Paddleboarders do everything from race, exercise or do yoga, explore nature through Eco tours, or even just float around to relax. In fact, SUP is one of the best ways to explore the vast waterways surrounding Ocean City in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed or get unique views of Ocean City and Assateague from the water.

Many watersport rental companies now carry SUP equipment, as well as offer classes and guided tours, making it easier than ever to get on the water regardless if you’re an experienced paddleboarder or a first timer. Below, you’ll find information about SUP and the Ocean City rental companies that offer them as well as coupons, discounted gift certificates, articles, photos, and more.

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