We went to the beach!
It’s funny because we live within reasonable driving distance to Ocean City, one of the most popular beach destinations on the East Coast. Three hours and we can be ocean front and soaking up the sunshine.
And yet, we’ve not been in ages.
Just scheduling really.
It gets in the way of all kinds of things.
So we pushed it to the side, for a few days, packed our borrowed Subaru Impreza with our towels and buckets and snacks and drinks, piled Mimi into the back seat with The Dudes, and headed East.
To the beach!
We were invited to a media event to enjoy a full day of adventure with the Sea Rocket, an Ocean City staple since 1983. We got to speed through the ocean aboard the Sea Rocket in search of dolphins (we saw SO many because they love to jump in the roster tail spray that shoots from the back of the boat). We got to take to the sky for a parasailing adventure (it was epic I tell you, EPIC). And, we got to round out our day with a relaxing cod fishing trip aboard their 40-ft pontoon boat (and by relaxing, I mean I fell asleep, but I still caught more fish than The Dudes!).
We enjoyed every moment of it and are so grateful we got to spend a day together like this!
5 Things to know About Taking a Parasailing and Sea Rocket Adventure in Ocean City
They have a brand new location.
Now located just steps from the inlet, the Sea Rocket has a roomier, prime location where you can enjoy a boardwalk and even spend a little time watching the crabs play (or fight viciously, depending) on the sand. They have plenty of parking and air conditioned bathrooms! Yes, winning.
They have expanded their fleet.
Which means, with 8 different trips a day during peak season, you probably won’t have any trouble booking your adventure when you visit.
The Sea Rocket Company is more than just an oversized speed boat.
They have two parasailing boats and brand new 40-foot pontoon boat for charter fishing adventures too. We got to enjoy all three adventures when we went. The boats were roomy and they keep the party sizes perfect for a comfortable adventure for everyone on board.
Parasailing is amazing.
And so worth it. I am a MAJOR scaredy cat, anyone who knows me will tell you, but I let them put me 800ft into the air and I don’t regret it for a single minute! When you get up there in the sky it is super calming and quiet. The swing just sways calmly back and forth and you can’t even hear the boat engine down below you. It doesn’t seem like you’re moving fast even. It’s an awesome adventure to share with someone (I went up with Mimi and Dude 3).
It’s all surprisingly affordable.
We can rarely add on much to our vacations because, as a family of five, it’s hard to budget for additional excursions on top of the basics. The various Sea Rocket adventures, however aren’t too bad. In fact, your under 10 year old can go for a thrill ride on the Sea Rocket and get up close to the dolphins for just 10 bucks! We can’t even get into the local jump center for that price over here.
Learn more about booking a Sea Rocket adventure in Ocean City, Maryland on their site: Ocean City Sea Rocket