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Q. Do I need a reservation?
A. On our 4 hour trips we restrict the number of fisherman to 50 to ensure everyone has enough room to fish and be comfortable. Our 10 hour trips are restricted to 35 passengers. Although reservations are not required, we strongly recommend you make a reservation to secure your spot, as the boat fills quickly. Reservations are required for our 10 hour trips.

Q. How far does the boat go out?
A. The boat goes out approximately 8 to 14 miles into the Atlantic Ocean on our 4 hour trips Longer trips may go as far as 50 miles but normally 20 and 30 miles.

Q. How long does it take to get to the fishing spot?
A. The Ocean Princess is located just 5 minutes from the inlet and ocean, therefore it only takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to reach prime fishing grounds. Longer trips can take up to 3 hours to reach the fishing grounds.

Q. How deep is the water?
A. The average depth of the water we fish is 45 to 75 feet. On 10 hour trips the water could be up to 200 feet. The Captain and crew will let you know exactly how deep the water is before you begin fishing.

Q. What kind of fish will we catch?
A. Our principal catch is Sea Bass, but we also catch Taug, Flounder, Bluefish, Triggerfish, and Croakers.

Q. How big are the fish?
A. Sea Bass must be be 13 inches to keep and generally weigh 2 to 4 pounds, with larger fish tipping the scales over 6 pounds. By comparison, Bluefish and tog can weigh well over 15 pounds.

Q. Do I have to keep the fish I catch?
A. No. You are more than welcome to throw them back or give them to another angler. If you decide to keep your fish, the mate will glady clean your fish while the boat is returning to Ocean City for a nominal fee.

Q. Does the Ocean Princess fish in the fall and winter?
A. Yes! The Ocean Princess fishes through most of the year. Feel free to check our schedule and rates page.

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