Myrtle Beach, S.C.

102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH
09. Boat Cruises

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Boat Cruises

With the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, the numerous boat tours in Myrtle Beach provide a range of entertainment and sightseeing alternatives. From quiet Waterway dinner cruises to exciting casino boat experiences, there is something for every vacationer. The Big M Casino Boat in Little River travels three miles out to allow for legal, Vegas-styled gaming, while nature friendly dolphin excursions just off the coast connect you with nature. Professional crews and breathtaking views can make Myrtle Beach boat tours a special part of your vacation, with many visitors returning year after year, taking new generations on tours they previously enjoyed. Live music and dinner packages on the larger boats add to the experience. All tours are subject to limited capacity and it is advisable to make advanced reservations.

Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruises

Climb aboard the Sea Screamer or Sea Thunder cruise boats for an unforgettable dolphin watching adventure out of North Myrtle Beach. The two-hour tour gives riders a glimpse of the Intracoastal Waterway and uninhabited islands on the way out to the ocean where you’ll search for dolphins with the help of the experienced crew. 

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Big M Casino

Anchored in the Little River Inlet, the Big M Casino Boat offers a thrilling taste of Las Vegas-style gaming just minutes from Myrtle Beach. With both day and evening cruises available, visitors can experience all the excitement without missing out on valuable beach time or evening theater reservations. Passengers will enjoy the vast all-you-can-eat buffet and live entertainment as the Big M quietly cruises offshore.

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Express Watersports

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Express Watersports has been serving the Grand Strand area for nearly 20 years. In addition to parasailing and banana boat rides, they offer ocean sightseeing and dolphin watch cruises. With room for up to 49 passengers, the cruises last about an hour and a half. Riders will see a variety of native wildlife on their journey, which departs from Murrells Inlet. The crew will narrate your tour with area history and aquatic facts along the way. 

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Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises

Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises is located in North Myrtle Beach, and a group of friendly folks are more than happy to take you out on a fishing or dolphin cruise while you’re in town. The Continental Shelf party fishing boat is a fun and fast vessel that is fully re-powered for 2022 by 3 brand new John Deer 750 HP turbo diesels. If you’re looking for a dolphin cruise, Voyager has you covered. Riders will cruise through the inland waterways out to the ocean where you’ll spot dolphins and other marine life. 

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River Island Adventures

River Island Adventures offers visitors a number of outdoor experiences, including a one-hour pontoon tour, which explores the wildlife and beauty of the Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve that surrounds River Island. The boat can accommodate up to 10 people and requires an advance reservation. Before or after your tour, explore the outdoors and relax at the facility. Lounge in the hammocks, play yard games, or visit the new Tiki Bar. River Island Adventures also offers kayak tours, river tubing, and the “Escape River Island” competition, which puts two teams against each other in Survivor-style challenges. 

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