Thrilling Things to Do in Ocean City

Your heart races. Your pulse pounds. You feel your stomach drop.

You live for moments like this.

If this sounds like your idea of a perfect vacation, Ocean City, Maryland, is full of experiences just for you. Thrill-seekers have their choice of terrain: air, water and land. Some activities, like parasailing, combine domains. No matter what adventure you’re in the mood for, there are plenty of options for you and your fun-loving friends and family to explore.

Find the right place to catch your breath after a long exciting day. Browse Vantage’s current listings to choose the rental that suits your style.

The sky’s the limit

Nothing screams “thrill” more than jumping out of a plane, strapped to another person, free falling at 120 MPH. At Skydive OC, adrenaline addicts can get their fix while taking in breathtaking views of the east coast and Atlantic Ocean.

Never been skydiving before? Not a problem. With tandem skydiving, a fully trained instructor will be in the harness with you to operate the parachute equipment securely. Tandem is a great option if you’d like to skip the full day of training and be ready to go in just an hour!

Take in even more of Ocean City, MD’s beautiful skyline by strapping yourself in for a wild ride with OC Parasail. You and up to two friends or family members can soar through the sky together at the altitude of your choice, from 400 to 800 feet.

Ride the wave of excitement

Prefer the seas to the skies? We’ve got you covered. Bring your family aboard the OC Rocket, the fastest speedboat in Ocean City, Maryland. This is easily one of the best ways to spend an hour cooling off from the summer’s heat. You may even be joined by a pod of curious dolphins.

Under the Bridge Watersports offers a unique thrill: the fastest Banana Boat rides in Ocean City, MD. Peel off from the OC inlet, zooming north along Maryland’s coastline toward Delaware and back. You can also rent Jet Skis and zip around the bay behind Assateague Island at speeds of up to 55 MPH.

Speaking of speed, there’s plenty more of it when you head to Bayside Boat Rentals. Their Jet Boats are the fastest on the bay, equipped with 175 or 200 HP Mercury engines. Hit full throttle and hang onto your hats as you zoom around their eight square mile riding corridor.

Loops, spins, twirls and drops

If you want a wet and wild time without leaving the land, stop by Jolly Roger Splash Mountain Water Park. Home to Popular Mechanics’ pick for #1 water slide in the country, the, Aqualoop, Splash Mountain is a must for anyone looking for an adrenaline rush.

While you’re at Jolly Roger, be sure to visit the largest go-cart facility on the East Coast: SpeedWorld. Take a wild ride in one of the 140 brand new carts debuted in the past two years. For the ultimate thrill, check out the Cyclone Cart Coaster. Combining the action of go-carts with the exhilaration of roller coasters, this one-of-a-kind ride is five stories and 1,500 feet of pure fun.

There’s even something for the budding thrill-seekers in your group. Trimpers Rides on the boardwalk offers family-friendly fun with everything from bumper cars to backwards roller coasters and teacups to tilt-a-whirls. Don’t get the wrong idea: This isn’t all kids’ stuff. If you’re feeling brave, try taking on the Tidal Wave or freefalling from the Freakout—just a few of the park’s craziest rides bringing intensity to the inlet.

Get scared silly

What was that sound? Who’s there? If you’re ready to jump out of your flip flops, take a trip to Ocean City Screams Haunted House—an immersive experience full of fright unlike anything ever seen before at the beach. This is no ordinary haunted house. If you dare, you’ll climb aboard the mysterious S.S. Steelhead and discover what has happened on the ship in the past 50 years since it went missing. This is most definitely not for the faint of heart. Prepare to be shocked as you investigate the horrors that await within the haunted vessel.

See what all the excitement’s about

What’s the biggest thrill of all? Hunting for and finding an Ocean City, MD, beach rental that keeps you close to the action and attractions. Find your place with Vantage and let the adventures begin! Make sure you book direct with Vantage to ensure you’re getting the best rates and selection. Call 410-723-2002 or check out