Sunset Marina, Ocean City, MD

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January 13th, 2010
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Sunset Marina, Ocean City, MD

Sunset Marina, Ocean City, MD

For over ten years, Sunset Marina has been helping boaters enjoy “the east coast’s number one family resort,” Ocean City, MD.  Located ¼ mile from the Ocean City inlet in a ‘surge-free 20-acre basin,’ the full-service Sunset Marina has 204 slips (80 with in-slip fueling access) and boatel dry stack boat storage for 400 boats of up to 30’ in length.

Sunset Marina offers a variety of boat amenities including gas and diesel; wireless internet; hook-ups for cable television, telephone, and 30-100 amp electrical; clean and well-maintained showers; laundry room; designated fish cleaning post; plenty of parking; and a heated pool.

Enjoy the views of Sunset Marina while you spend the afternoon relaxing at Sunset Grille & Teaser’s Bar offering three bars, two sitting and two dining areas.  Enjoy the house special Crab Cake Sandwich ($11.99) or sip a Chocolate Martini ($10) dockside.  Be sure to take advantage of Sunset Grille’s World Famous $4.99 lunch menu and ‘free dinner’ every Wednesday; Teaser’s Bar offers Happy Hour daily with $1 drinks from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Their well-stocked on-site store, Sunset Provisions, offers convenience items, an extensive selection of bait & tackle (including Shimano and Momoi), a complete selection of marine supplies, along with gifts and apparel items from Palegic and Costa Del Mar.

If you’d like to charter a skippered deep sea fishing boat, Sunset Marina has a selection of boats available for rental during the May to November fishing season.  Rates start at USD $750 plus fuel for a 5-hour (1/2 day) Bluefish charter onboard a 35’ Rampage to a 12-hour (full day) Marlin/Tuna charter onboard a 66’ Blackwell.  Ocean City offers a total of 13 public fishing piers for those wanting to stay a little closer to land.

With Ocean City as the ‘White Marlin Capital of the World,’ Sunset Marina is home to a number of annual fishing tournaments including the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association (MSSA) Tuna-Ment; Branch Kreppel Memorial Blue Marlin Tournament; Mid-Atlantic $500,000; Wahoo Rodeo & Flounder Roundup; and the MSSA Beach-N-Boat Tournament.  The nearby Gulf Stream waters help to reel in a variety of fish like yellow fin tuna, mako sharks, dolphin, bigeye, and sometimes even sailfish.

As a certified Maryland Clean Marina, Sunset Marina meets the pollution standards as outlined by the Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Clean Marina Committee.  Sunset Marina adheres to ‘clean boating practices’ which include criteria for boat cleaning; maintenance; recycling; handling of sewage (including proper disposal and containment); and strict petroleum control regulations.

Home to the famous Ocean City boardwalk full of restaurants, boutiques, quaint shops, and gorgeous beaches, Ocean City has much to offer visitors of all ages.  Take a walking tour of historic downtown, tee off at any of the ten championship golf courses, or take a gamble on horse racing; with Sunset Marina as your jumping off point, the options are never-ending.

Flickr.com Photo Credit: Sources: Ocean City, Maryland by Rambling Traveler
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