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Review of Sea Rocket

Sea Rocket
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We rode the sea rocket during our vacation in July 2012. The ride is $18 per adult but kids (under 12) are free with a paying adult, so the price for the family was reasonable.

The boat ride is approximately 50 minutes long and goes from the inlet (end of boardwalk) up to around 130th street. We got to see a school of dolphins and the captain did his best to make sure everyone on each side of the boat got a view of them. The ride was entertaining but expect to get wet, especially in the back of the boat. I will definitely do this again when I'm in Ocean City.

I would recommend arriving early if you are driving because the lot is very small and fills up and closes. There are other lots in the area but down at that end parking can be a challenge.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

The Sea Rocket (red, white and blue speedboat you’ll see zooming along off the coast while you’re on the beach) is a fun, high-speed boat ride that takes you from the pier up to approximately 133rd street, then turns around. The entire ride is approximately 50 minutes. Before turning around, you’ll stop to look for dolphins, and we were lucky enough to see a lot of them.

Be forewarned however, YOU WILL GET WET! You may get absolutely soaked. The captain casually mentioned to passengers while boarding that people in the back are more likely to get sprayed. We sat in the middle and got pretty wet (like you would during an amusement park water ride). People behind us got DRENCHED. Like, stand in the shower with your clothes on, drenched. Everyone laughed as the ocean sprays came flying into the boat on and off for 50 minutes, but it seemed to get old for everyone after a while. Passengers were ringing out clothes, shivering, shielding their kids and trying to switch seats while the boat was in motion to avoid the salty ocean sprays.

And, if you sat in the front and didn’t get very wet, that ended when the first mate pulled out a super soaker water gun while docked at port to spray down those up front.

The ride itself is a lot of fun and the captain and first mate are friendly and welcoming. Seeing the dolphins was great – our girls loved it. But, the three-star rating is because the Sea Rocket needs to do a better job of communicating how wet you may get. After the ride, I checked their ad in the Sunny Days coupon guide and there’s nothing advertising this. I would argue that every last passenger had to go back to their hotel to freshen up before doing anything else that day.

If you do ride the Sea Rocket, arrive early. We got there 20 minutes early and were pretty far back in line and had fewer options for seating.

Note: We rode the OC Rocket (the yellow speedboat) a couple years ago and no one got wet at all. We chose the Sea Rocket this time because kids ride free. We’ll go back to the yellow OC Rocket next time.

2  Thank dtp010
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Loved, loved, loved the Sea Rocket. The crew was so friendly. My family had a great time. In a town where everything is overpriced, this was the best money spent by far. Will go again next year!

Thank dbrown65
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We took a ride on the Sea Rocket on July 3rd during a week of the most intense heat we have ever experienced while on vacation. The breeze was much appreciated. Great experience from the purchase of our tickets, to the ice cream while in line to board on the dock, seeing the cownose rays in the shallow water, the fun captain and first mate and views along the Boardwalk and hotel and condos up the Atlantic coast to the bottom of Delaware. Only disappointment was tha tthe dolphins weren't out during our trip but we did see them the next day from the pier.
Only recommendation would be to apply alot of suncreen 70+ to your face and forehead as my hat would not stay on due to the speed of the boat and I ended up with raccoon eyes, but white from my sunglasses and everything else was burnt red!

1  Thank Haggis678
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We had a great time. Went for a ride on a super hot Ocean City day. The crew were fantastic, took the time to slow down so we could all get great views of dolphins. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area. Our 5yo loved it.

Thank pjsny
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