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Places to go crabbing in NJ

When it comes to fun outdoor activities in the summer, crabbing in is definitely right up there as a true New Jersey pastime. We've listed a few good spots to go crabbing. A couple of these are lesser known hidden gems!

Central Shore Region NJ
Bill’s Boat Rentals 
1200 Route 35, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Bill's Boat Rentals places to go crabbing in Seaside Heights NJ Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Starting at $92! Cash only. Daily rental price includes up to 9 hours if one arrives at opening time. You are the captain and will receive full instruction and support during your trip. It is recommended you bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen (don't get any on the bait!) and refreshments.

Bill’s rents many other items you may need such as poles, nets, traps and fishing poles at a very low cost for boat renters. Don't worry about buying equipment, just come down and get in the boat. The experienced staff members will advise you of the best places and strategies for a successful day. A $20 damage deposit is returned at the end of the day. Boat drivers must be 18 and possess a driver’s license (any state). Bill’s sells bait, ice and tackle for your convenience. Other amenities to enjoy during your day on the water include free parking, a free beach with a lifeguard on duty and public restrooms. They recommend that you visit this site before getting your lines wet. Bill's is open 7am - 4pm, 7 days a week during the season.

Free parking!

Southern NJ
Beaver Dam Boat Rentals
514 Old Beaver Dam Road & Rt. 553, Newport, NJ

Beaver Dam Boat Rentals NJ Rent a Boat & Go Crabbing!
Located on Oranokin Creek, Beaver Dam Boat Rentals offers all types of fun-filled amenities, including crabbing, boat rentals, duck hunting, kayak tours, and much more.  This crabbing spot in NJ will give you a boat to rent, along with oars, paddles, an anchor, life jackets, and a crab net.

Safety is first a Beaver Dam, so the trained staff will check on each boat frequently.  With endless bait and supplies, you can crab from sun-up to sun-down if you choose!  After a long day of crabbing, stop in at their newly-renovated store for a drink and a snack.
Hottest spot in NJ to catch your own crabs!

Southern NJ
Tuckerton NJ Experience the Crabbing Town of Tuckerton NJ!
When it comes to crabbing in NJ, there is no better place to go than Tuckerton.  Start off the day by grabbing some bait at Tuckerton Bait and Tackel.  When you're ready to start crabbing, head over to South Green Street Park for a great crabbing spot. If you want to take a break from crabbing, then check out the Tuckerton Seaport, which consists of a re-creation of historic structures that represent NJ's maritime culture.

You'll have no problem finding a great place to grab a bite, because Tuckerton NJ is full of great eateries including Skeeters Seafood Cafe Crabhouse, Panini Bay Restaurant, and Stewarts. After a long day of Tuckerton fun, stroll around Main Street and stop in at some of the village shops.
South Green Street Park, Tuckerton Seaport, Great Bay Boulevard, and more!

Central NJ
Oceanic Marina
8 Washington Street, Rumson, NJ

Oceanic Marina NJ Rent Crabbing & Fishing Boats in NJ!
Located on the beautiful Navesink River, Oceanic Marina offers fiberglass skiff rentals with motorized engines, making your NJ crabbing experience the best it can be.  Also offering ocean kayak rentals and paddle board rentals, Oceanic Marina has it all.

With the new marina store, you can find all your crabbing and fishing needs, from bait to nets.  After a long day of crabbing, make sure to stop in at one of the four restaurants that are walking distance from the marina.  Plan your NJ crabbing day trip at Oceanic Marina today!
Get everything you need from the marina store!

Central Shore Region NJ
Red Bank Marina 
261 W Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Red Bank Marina crabbing in Central NJ Catching Blue Claw Crabs since 1940!
Walking distance to the town center of Red Bank, shopping, restaurants, convenient stores and liquor stores. The Red Bank Marina is a family-owned Jersey Shore business with 30 years of marina experience. They offer a large variety of fun, family-friendly recreational activities, but their most popular sport is crabbing! Red Bank Marina's area has been well-known for catching some of the best blue claw crabs on the Jersey Shore since 1940! Grab a seat on the marina or rent an old-fashion rowboat or a motorized 16 foot Carolina Skiff with 9.9 horsepower. Sit back and relax as you drop your line or trap and wait for the crabs to start biting. Full bait and tackle store on premises; Red Bank Marina's Bait Shop provides bait, baskets, ice and a cleaning station for your convenience.

Bring the family out for a great day of crabbing on the Jersey Shore, just like your grandfather did! Besides crabbing at their Red Bank NJ location, the marina also offers Rowboat rentals, motor boat rentals, pontoon boat rentals, kayak and canoe rentals as well as a beautiful and peaceful waterfront picnic area. Visit for more information.

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Best crabbing spots in NJ

Going crabbing in NJ is one of the most fun summer past times that there is.  Take a day-trip to one of these great crabbing spots in NJ and have an unforgettable time.
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