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Eric's Bait & Boats
A Variety of Boats Ready to Rent
"Fishing, Crabbing & Touring"

9th & Bayview Avenue
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
(609) 494-2447
Ask for Eric

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  Parkway Exit 63 for Route 72 East. Stay on 72 for 3 miles and cross over causeway bridge. Once on LBI cross the traffic lights for Long Beach Boulevard and make a left for Barnegat Light. Continue for 5 miles and make a left on 9th Street. Marina is at the waterfront on Bay Avenue.  

"Bring the Entire Family"
Photo taken on 3/07/02

Eric 's boats can be seen all over Barnegat Bay. Stop in and join in on the fun. From Pontoon Boats, crabbing skiffs or serious fishing boats, bring the whole family and treat yourself to a day on the calm waters of the Barnegat Bay.

93 Octane Fuel
Outboard Oil
Beach Stuff
Cold Drinks
Bait & Tackle
Bags of Ice
" A Boat for everyone at Eric's Boats "
Hours of Operation
Day Season Open Closed
Spring, Summer & Fall April 1 - November 1 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Closed Winter - - -
Cold Soda, Ice Cream, Snacks & Water
Ice - Beach Accessories - Fuel Dock
  • 18 feet
  • 90 horsepower Outboard
  • Floatation Cushions & Child Life Jackets
  • On Floating Docks for Easy Access
  • Up to 5 people Comfortably
  • Bait, Tackle & Rod Rental available
  • Fishing & Crabbing gear for Sale
  • Nearby Islands for Swimming and Picnics
  • Safe Operation Instructions
Plenty of boats to enjoy at Eric's. Discover the Bay & Beaches of Barnegat Light.

A Boat for Everyone at Eric's Boats
Length Make Engine Persons 4 Hours 6 Hours
Varies (Many Available) Pontoon Boats Varies 9 persons $160 $220
20 feet Thunderbird 90 hp 6 persons $160 $220
19.5 feet Aquasport 90 hp 6 persons $160 $220
18 feet Wellcraft 90 hp 6 persons $160 $220
18 feet Wellcraft 85 hp 5 persons $140 $200
19 feet Aquasport 70 hp 5 persons $140 $200
18 feet Grady White 90 hp 5 persons $140 $200
17 feet Boston Whaler 50 hp 5 persons $120 $150
15 feet (2 available) Center Console 30 hp 4 persons $85 $110
16 foot Skiffs (Many Available) Bay Runner or Sandpiper Varies 3 or 4 persons $60 $70

"Old Barney" Lighthouse
Grand Old Champion of the Tides

The red and white tower is 165 feet tall, and includes 217 steps to the top. The lighthouse was first lit on January 1,1859 and was retired in 1927. When operational, the light could be seen from as far as 30 miles. The interior of the lighthouse is open to the public from 9am to 4:30 pm, giving visitors a spectacular view. During the summer, the lighthouse is open on selected evenings until 9:30 pm.
Check out our Bait, Tackle and other Products
Fishing Tackle & Bait
Rods & Reels available for Rental

Hooks - Rigs for local Species - Mullet Rigs - Sinkers - Fishing Line - Lures

Ask us about the most productive spots, close to the marina

We carry the selection of bait you need to catch the local fish
What to fish for in Barnegat Bay
Species Squid Clams Shrimp Minnow Spearing Bunker

Striped Bass

Fluke(Summer Flounder)

Blues & Snapper Blues


Crabbing on the Barnegat Bay
Best Crabbing in NJ
Crabbing Supplies, baskets, droplines, nets & traps

Trapping blue claw crabs can be lots of fun and very productive. Since a boat is not required to trap crabs, it is becoming a popular method of crabbing. One method is to crab from a public bridge; you'll know when you find one because other crabbers will be there. Crabbing from a public pier or dock, say at a marina, is another great way to utilize a trap. Wading out into shallow water and tying off your traps to sticks or poles is yet another way...
But of course, a boat makes an excellent crabbing platform!

We have everything you need for a comfortable and productive day of crabbing.
Make a plan to rent a boat at Eric's
Other Essentials
to help make your day

Snack Bar open Every Day! - 8 lb & 40 lb Bags of Ice - Long & Short Sleeve Fishing T-Shirts - Hats

Stop into our store on your way to these nearby locations

Location Description & Directions from the store
Barnegat Light
Famous Rockpile at the Lighthouse
Fishing the Barnegat Inlet and specifically the rocks at the lighthouse, has always proven to be a great spot for all of New Jersey's Inshore species.

Bay Avenue in Barnegat
Two Dollar charge during the Summer.
For a great day on the water's edge, Bay Avenue in Barnegat Township is a great place to relax and catch fish. Snappers, Blue Claw Crabs, Blowfish, Fluke, Flounder & Weaks.

Cedar Run - Dock Road
Easy Trailer unloading
For great access to Manahawkin Bay, Dock Road in Cedar Run is the perfect place to lauch your boat. Parking available, fast public access.

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