Odyssea Watersports’ owners, Ron Croker and daughter Melissa Croker Clemens, are from Arnold, Maryland. They decided to pursue this industry for a couple reasons. As a family, the Crokers, Ron, his wife Sheila, daughter Melissa, and son Timmy were interested in finding a business that they could all build together while bringing a family-oriented business to the watersports industry in Ocean City, MD.
Ron decided to quit his normal 9-5 job in order to have the family working together with their own company. Ron and Sheila felt that Melissa and Timmy were at the age when they would be able to serve key roles in making their dream of owning a successful watersports rental company come true. Odyssea Watersports started off very small with just the four of them as its only employees with only eight jet skis.
Every year, it has grown to where they now have two locations with 26 employees and 37 jet skis today! As the name became more popular and business grew, more activities were added to where they now offer paddle boarding, kayaking, pontoon boat rentals, and Night Time Paddle Board Glow Tours! The goal has stayed the same throughout the 19 years of maintaining Odyssea as a family-owned and operated business and to make sure each customer feels like a part of the family. Safety and customer service have been the main goals!