Atlantic City Surf and Sea Adventures

This oceanside resort town offers residents and visitors many high seas and surf adventures, from dolphin watching to deep sea, surf and reef fishing.

For fishermen, the state offers an amazing variety of fishing choices due to its strategic location. If you’d rather watch the sea life than catch it, there are plenty of wildlife boat tours and sightseeing cruises as well.


  1. Atlantic City Charter Boat offers sport fishing, wreck fishing, and bottom fishing, as well as private cruises, sightseeing tours, and diving excursions. 
  2. Highroller Fishing offers fun family back bay fishing starting in early May. Private charters are also available for birthday parties, sunset cruises, and more.
  3. T-wrecks Charters is the area’s only concierge fishing boat, offering deep sea and bay fishing, bird watching, eco-tours, family fishing (or crabbing), and custom private parties.
  4. Keeper Fishing offers four-hour back bay fishing trips for all experience levels (no fishing license needed). 
  5. Time Out Charters typically sails from Absecon but offers additional pick-up locations in Atlantic City. Go for a seasick-free backwater fishing excursion where you can catch sea bass, weakfish, and summer flounder.


  1. If fishing doesn't make you bite, hop aboard one of the Atlantic City Cruises and enjoy dolphin-watching adventures, narrated skyline cruises, happy hours, and DJ dance parties on deck. 
  2. Optimistic Sail Charters offers half-day sailing trips and sightseeing tours on a 30-foot sloop designed by a renowned marine architect. 

Just outside of Atlantic City, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is a small but important operation that rescues and rehabilitates marine animals. The working animal hospital is closed to the public, but patients (seals!) can be viewed remotely on a screen in the on-site Sea Life Museum.