Speedy Before, During and After

WCM Work Boat "Speedy" with new paint job

Below are some photos of Speedy “During.”  She is looking sleek with her new paint job and nearly ready to get back out on the water and help our guests or haul in some minnows.  We generally patched and cleaned her all up and scraped and repainted her inside and out. Speedy hopes you’ll stop…

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Meet Speedy

Speedy the Beat up workboat before facelift

Meet Speedy!  Speedy is as much a member of the crew as any of the kids that work at Whale Creek Marina.  After 10 years of rescues, mud and minnowing, she desperately needed a facelift, some attention to various parts of her body and her get-up-and-go has not had any serious maintenance ever.  (aka, her…

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Solo Atlantic Row

Duncan is still going strong! We’ve been tracking him every step of the way, and as of yesterday he has rowed a total of 1929 miles! The messages to his family show that his spirits are high and he’s having quite the adventure. Some unfortunate weather kept him in his cabin, thus setting him off…

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A Crazy Scotsman Abroad

On June 14 Duncan Hutchison left from Whale Creek Marina on The Sleipnir and embarked on a 100 day journey across the Atlantic towards his home in Lochiniver, Scotland. The kicker is, he is rowing his way across without the use of a motor, sail or support boat. It’s only a meager 3262 miles away!…

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Jane Shetler & Debbe Starr Fishing Tournament

We want to give a big thank you to the 22 people that participated in The Jane Shetler and Debbe Starr Women’s Fishing Tournament that was held by the SFEC.  It proved to be a fine day for fishing as quite a few keeper flounder and bluefish were weighed in at Whale Creek. 1st place:…

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June Fishing Report

The fishing here has been steady, despite it raining for about ten weekends in a row. The dedicated fisherman that have been braving the wind and rain are bringing in nice size keeper flounder. They’ve been catching them right before and after the top and bottom of the tide using Gulp, live minnows (of which…

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Stripers, Bluefish and Drum in the Surf

fishing poles in the surf

There are stripers, bluefish and drum in the surf right now.  Best bait is fresh clam and bunker. We have plenty of both, so come by Whale Creek Marina to pick up some bait and a tide chart and head out for some surf fishing.  See you soon!

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Fishing in July

Whale Creek Marina was glad to be mentioned in Shore News Today recently on their report about back bay fishing and crabbing. So right now, everyone is catching fish, but full disclosure, keepers are hard to find right now.  But put in your time, our anglers are still catching them! Crabbing is awesome.  Hope to…

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Strathmere Free Boat Ramp Saved!

The Taylor Ave free boat ramp will remain open! After a tense couple of weeks, where the future of the Taylor Avenue boat ramp was in question, the town got together and got to work.  Through numerous emails, phone calls and face to face meetings we worked together to show how important the free boat…

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Looking Forward to Spring

We’ve finally had a few decent days, weather-wise, and we are looking forward to spring here at Whale Creek Marina.  Here’s hoping the pipes don’t freeze any more this winter…  

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After the Storm

It happened that Winter Storm Jonas hit as the tides were already going to be high (since it was near to a full moon).  There was a lot of high water but Whale Creek Marina will be fine after a few minor repairs.  In the middle of the storm, we were called away to help…

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Hello from Whale Creek in the Wintertime!

Whale Creek Marina is closed during the winter, but the shore is still a happening, beautiful place.  Sea Isle City’s Polar Bear Plunge is just a month away!  It’s also a great time of year for oystering, and the weather has been perfect for it.  Remember only eat locally harvested raw oysters in months with…

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Thanks for Another Wonderful Season!

We at Whale Creek Marina would like to thank everyone, customers and friends, for another wonderful season.  We are closed now, but are open by appointment, so contact us and let us know if you’d like to stop in.  Thank you for your business!  We’ll see you in the spring, but check back once in…

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Fishing Report 6/12/14: In the surf …

Fishing Report 6/12/14: In the surf kingfish have shown up and are being caught on bloodworms. Stripers are still being picked using fresh clam if you can get through the dogfish. Back bay has been awesome – stripers, bluefish, weakfish and flounder are abundant. The general caught this 26 incher on live EEL!! The back…

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