With an ocean and bay as a backyard playground, being an adventure seeker in Ocean City just makes sense.
Get up and go. Pack breakfast and head out early for a half-day charter boat trip and come home with fresh catch for dinner. Lots of charter boats to choose from, one to try is Fin Chaser Sportfishing Charters, Fisherman's Marina, 12806 Sunset Ave., Ocean City, 866-623-4746, finchasersportfishing.com.
Get higher. Billing this as the "ultimate ride in Ocean City," O.C. Parasail includes bay side or ocean side rides that go 400, 600 or 800 feet up. (Two locations, 54th St. and at the Talbot Street Pier, 410-723-1464, ocparasailing.com).
Feel the waves. Rent wave runners at Inlet Sea Doos and go zooming along the bay of Assateague Island. (710 South Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 410-289-1488, inletseadoos.com).
Make the jump. Go tandem skydiving at the Ocean City Skydiving Center. Freefall from two miles up while catching amazing views of the ocean and Ocean City skyline. Best part? The average trip only takes about two to three hours so you have time to enjoy other activities.(12724 Airport Road, Berlin, 410-213-1319; skydiveoc.com).
Hit happy hour. Spend happy hour at Seacrets Bar and Grill. A long-time hotspot, Seacrets has it all, entertainment, food, rafts to lounge on and tables in the Bay. (49th Street on the Bay, 410-524-4900, seacrets.com).
Sit back and enjoy a cold beer and hot steamed crabs at Captain's Galley II. There's an outside deck overlooking the commercial harbor and a place to dock a boat. 12817 Harbor Road, West Ocean City, 410-213-2525, captainsgalley2.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun