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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