Atlantic City's water sports cater to every adventurer, offering a range of options to complement your sporting event and leave a lasting impression on your attendees. Imagine fostering camaraderie with group kayaking or paddle board excursions, capping off your event with a stunning sunset cruise and refreshing cocktails, or adding an adrenaline-pumping jet ski race to your itinerary. Here’s a guide to the best water sports and activities in Atlantic City.

Hit the Waves and Hang Ten

Surfer Looking out at Ocean

Atlantic City has solidified its status as a top-tier surfing destination in South Jersey, thanks to the sizable waves and reliable conditions at various surf spots throughout the city, including three designated surf beaches. 

Experienced surfers flock to locations like “South,” a locals-favorite Atlantic City surfing hotspot on South Carolina Ave, where they can test their skills against thrilling waves. With a surf lesson provided by AC Surf School, beginners can learn to catch a wave for a safe and enjoyable introduction to Atlantic City's surf scene.

Learn to Windsurf 

Discover how to harness the power of the wind and create a unique Atlantic City memory with a windsurfing lesson at Lakes Bay. This spot has consistent winds and a nice sandy launch location, making it the perfect setting for windsurfing enthusiasts of all levels. 

Enjoy a Scenic Sunset Cruise

Savor the beautiful views of the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean and the glittering backdrop of the city from the deck of a sunset cruise. Local outfitter AC Tiki Boat offers a whimsical tiki-style boat complete with a full-service bar so guests can sip on refreshing cocktails while enjoying the views. Atlantic City Cruises stands ready for larger group outings with a spacious vessel capable of carrying up to 130 passengers, ensuring plenty of room for mingling and capturing memorable moments.

Explore the Water by Paddle

With a variety of bays, marshes, and winding waterways in the surrounding area, paddlers have ample opportunities to embark on exciting Atlantic City kayak or paddleboarding adventures. Paddle along the beach and admire the views of the Boardwalk, traverse the waters of Lakes Bay, or explore the inlets near Absecon Bay. 

Feel the Rush on a Jet Ski

Jet skiing in Atlantic City offers an exhilarating and adrenaline-pumping experience. Hop aboard a high-powered jet ski and prepare for an adrenaline-fueled adventure as you zip across the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Head Out on a Fishing Excursion

Fishing Boat

Teeming with diverse marine life, Atlantic City's waters offer fishing fun for seasoned anglers and curious first-timers.

Charter a boat and head out to the deep sea for a thrilling big-game fishing adventure, or cast your line from one of the jetties for a more relaxed experience. Atlantic City is home to a fleet of experienced and knowledgeable fishing charter captains. These experts will guide you to the best fishing spots, provide top-notch equipment, and ensure a safe and enjoyable day on the water.

Plan Your Water Outing

Atlantic City's water sports cater to every adventurer, offering a range of options to complement your sporting event. Reach out to the Atlantic City Sports Commission to discuss incorporating water sports into your event and explore group discounts, logistical assistance, and customized experiences.