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Whale Watching Trip

The boat was a bit small for the number of people on it. The captain ushered our group to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katherine H
great boat, hard working captain and crew

Went for a day cod trip recently, cod were not biting, it was just one of those days, but the... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
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905 State Route 35, Belmar Marina, Belmar, NJ 07719-2761
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat was a bit small for the number of people on it. The captain ushered our group to the front of the boat which was the best spot, but if he hadn't moved us up there wouldn't have been enough seats for everyone. There...More

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time out on a fishing boat. It was such a great experience and so much fun. The friendly crew was always nearby to help with unhooking our catch, untangling our reels or baiting our fishing poles. The captain was fishing out...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time because we love fishing and love being out in the water but we brought our own poles because the online process takes you through a checkout system that charges you an extra $7 pp to rent poles. So we went...More

1  Thank JBinNJ28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great afternoon fishing , caught a few strip bass . Boats fairly clean and crew was good except for Steve who has a poor judgement to whats humor and what’s insulting , rest of crew seemed pleasant but at times not very happy maybe too...More

Thank luisortiz1964
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Went for a day cod trip recently, cod were not biting, it was just one of those days, but the captain and mate worked hard all day to try and find fish, so you couldn't ask for more. I would rate the boat a solid...More

Thank Phillyfisherman
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Took the 3/4 day fluke trip this Labor Day. Crowded boat, as to be expected, but it was still very enjoyable. The crew is friendly and knowledgeable and were always close by to assist customers with landing fish, dehooking, tangles, etc. I've been on this...More

Thank Luca A
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Please don't bother to book a trip with Ocean Explorer. You'll seriously waste your time and money. Our trip was canceled multiple times without getting notified. So you'll end up going to the marina just to find out your trip was canceled (we are 2...More

Thank Francesca C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I've been a regular customer on the Ocean Explorer for over 5 years and I've always been impressed with the professionalism of the Capt. and the mates. They're always available for advice, tips and they take care of newbies to bottom fishing. They're also very...More

Thank Cman50
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming crew including Bobbie the captain. Newcomers immediately made to feel at home.. Never fished.. Hey no problem.. We will help you out.. A mix of regulars with us newbies. No attitudes.. Just fun and determination. The boat leaves most days from Belmar Marina...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Took the granddaughter out on another ocean fishing excursion once again, and we chose the Ocean Explorer fish boat out of Belmar, NJ once more. We had such a great time last time out we definitely returned to the same ship. We went on Tuesday,...More

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