Myrtle Beach, S.C.

23. Guided Tours

Guided Tours

The Grand Strand is more than just a popular vacation destination full of resorts and modern attractions. Amid all the amusement parks, waterslides and, of course, the white sandy beaches, there are scenic vistas, beautiful natural landscapes, and interesting local history. With a number of guided tours available in the area, visitors (and locals) are able to appreciate often overlooked sights and details sometimes lost in the hustle and bustle. With tours covering everything from local history to up close encounters with local wildlife, you may gain a familiarity with the area that is well worth the small average price of the tours offered. From casual open-aired Jeep tours, steeped in unique local trivia, to serene Jet Ski and dolphin excursions just off the Carolina coast, you might spend your vacation letting others lead you. Courteous and knowledgeable guides are eager to answer questions, whether you’re new to the area or have been visiting for years.

Brookgreen Gardens

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Brookgreen Gardens offers guided tours of the gardens daily so that guests can learn all about the history and the beauty behind this favorite attraction. Additional guided tours include the Creek Excursion, which tours area creeks past former rice plantations; the Trekker Excursion, a ride-along tour down an avenue of historic Live Oaks to a plantation cemetery, a Civil War earthen fort site, and a historic rice mill chimney; and the Oaks Excursion, which travels via mini-bus to the site of the Oaks Plantation and the Alston family cemetery and grounds of the slave village.

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Murrells Inlet Boat Cruises

Explore the wonders of Murrells Inlet on a unique guided eco-adventure! Cruise the tranquil saltwater marsh on the Explorer with a passionate naturalist. Spot a variety of birds, witness marine life in a live demonstration with crabs, and even touch fascinating creatures in the onboard tank. Disembark for a “walkabout” on a beautiful beach to hunt for seashells and coastal treasures. This unforgettable shelling cruise is perfect for nature lovers and anyone seeking a special coastal experience.

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Hobcaw Barony

Explore Hobcaw Barony’s rich history and ecology on a two-hour tour that requires little walking. This 16,000-acre private reserve encompasses the Lowcountry’s diverse environments. Step back in time at the opulent Hobcaw House, residence of Bernard Baruch and a meeting place for historical figures. The tour also includes a glimpse of Bellefield Plantation, home to Baruch’s daughter, and a stop at a preserved slave village, offering a poignant look at the property’s past. Learn about coastal ecosystems, fascinating wildlife, and endangered species. This tour is best suited for ages 7 and up.

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Take a day trip from Myrtle Beach to Charleston with Charleston Adventures! Travel by bus to Charleston and choose from the following excursions: Palmetto Carriage Works Tour, Harbor Boat tour, and the Boone Hall Plantation Tour!

Myrtle Beach Segway Tours

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Myrtle Beach Segway provides a fun, eco-friendly tours of Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, The Market Common shopping and dining district, and the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The State Park tour will give visitors a glimpse of a variety of local wildlife and sub-tropical plants as well as the ruins of the historic Atalaya Castle while the North Myrtle Beach Parks tour offers a challenging wooded adventure. The Market Common tour includes food at local eateries and a history lesson on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.

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Kaminski House Museum

Located in historic Georgetown, South Carolina, the Kaminski House Museum offers antiques, architecture, and history in one historic location. Meticulously preserved, the Kaminski House offers a view of life in Georgetown from the 18th Century though the two Great Wars. Guided tours provide intriguing tales of South Carolinians. Tour times are 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM Monday – Saturday.

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Waccamaw Cooter Airboat Tours

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Take a guided tour of the backwaters of coastal South Carolina on the Waccamaw Cooter Airboat. You’ll be surrounded by the beautiful outdoors and all it has to offer. The tour may offer close encounters with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures, from native alligators to regal ospreys. Ride through backwaters framed by moss-laden oak and cypress trees on your airboat tour!

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Day Trips to Charleston

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Day Trips to Charleston operates Monday-Friday year-round, offering various tour options from Myrtle Beach on a modern tour bus. Take in famous sights of The Holy City,” such as the Cooper River Bridge, beautiful houses, ornate churches, cobblestone streets, and friendly faces. Tour historic locations depending on your tour choice, and shop in the historic City Market.

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