There is no better place to have fun in the sun than Atlantic City, NJ. There are a great variety of water activities available in the area, like surfing, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, tubing, water skiing, sailing and fishing. Some of the equipment is available for you to rent at various locations. A good fact to keep in mind is that there are designated beaches for some of these water activities and precaution should be taken as life guards are not on duty at every beach.

There are three Atlantic City beaches designated for surfing: Crystal Beach, Delaware Avenue Beach and Downtown Beach. If you have never surfed before you can try to learn on your own or you can opt to take surfing lessons that are available.

At the Jackson Avenue beach is where you can amuse yourself with kayaking or windsurfing. Boogie boarding and body surfing are allowed at any bathing beach, but only when conditions permit. Keep in mind that all boogie boards are required to be leashed.

If you want to experience a thrill of a lifetime, try parasailing. You will experience breathtaking birds eye views of Atlantic City and beyond from about 500 feet in the air. This adventure begins at Gardener's Basin where you and up to 11 of your friends will board a Coast Guard approved, custom, parasailing boat with certified professionals available. All the equipment that you will need is provided. Depending on the number of people in your party the boat ride could last up to 90 minutes, and your time in the air will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

If you are a fisherman at heart there are plenty of places for you to "catch the big one." Fishing can be done from the jetties on Oriental Avenue or Main Avenue. You can also fish off of the Boardwalk in the inlet. If you prefer fishing farther out in the Atlantic Ocean you can try your hand at deep sea fishing on a charter fishing boat with a licensed captain. You can spend half of a day or a full day fishing for striped bass, bluefish, fluke (summer flounder), tuna and sometime shark. There is no fishing license required to fish in saltwater in New Jersey.

There are also several hour-long, relaxing, ocean front or harbor cruises that you can take to view the city from a different perspective. Or perhaps, you would like to take an exciting 2-hour cruise into the ocean to watch dolphins and whales leaping through the water. It is awe-inspiring to see these large marine mammals in their natural habitat. There is a guide on board the boat who will provide you interesting facts about the area and who will point out, and tell you about the various birds, sea turtles and other wildlife that you might see on your travels.

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