See the glorious sights of the Grand Strand by sea (and river), with this varied fleet of boat cruises and excursions departing from Little River to Georgetown.
The Jungle Princess Riverboat Departs daily from Barefoot Landing Marina, 4932 U.S. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, and heads south on the Intracoastal Waterway toward Grande Dunes. Accommodates 150 passengers; climate-controlled. Sightseeing and dinner/sunset cruises are available, plus fireworks cruises (weather-permitting) June 14 and 21. A Blues Cruise with BBQ Dinner is scheduled June 10, 17 and 24. For additional info, prices and reservations, call Great American Riverboat Company at 650-6600 or visit www.mbriverboat.com.
The Jungle Baby Departs from the Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Myrtle Beach, along the Intracoastal Waterway with a maximum six passengers in search for alligators and wildlife. Discover tours are one hour. For additional info, prices, times and reservations, call Great American Riverboat Company at 650-6600 or visit www.mbriverboat.com.
Aquacino The new casino boat from SunCruz Casino departs from Little River at 4495 Mineola Ave., at 11 a.m. weekdays and noon weekends, as well as 7 p.m. daily for a length of approximately five hours. Featured are 375 slot machines and 24 tables hosting classic games such as blackjack, poker, craps and roulette. Live entertainment, a buffet and free drinks are provided while on board. For additional info, reservations and prices, call 280-4458
The Big "M" Casino Departs from 4491 Waterfront Ave. in Little River at 10:45 a.m. on weekdays, 11:45 a.m. on weekends and 6:45 p.m. daily for a length of approximately five hours. Nickel slot machines; table games such as blackjack, craps and roulette; and featured food buffets of prime rib, seafood and Italian foods are available on-board. Tickets are $10. For additional info, call 877-250-LUCK or visit www.bigmcasino.com/myrtle-beach.
Island Song Sailing Tours Departs from Cricket Cove Marina in Little River at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and sunset daily through Nov. 15 on a route from the Intracoastal Waterway to inlet to ocean. Up to 12 passengers can be treated to an informative ride, plus snacks and drinks, aboard the sailing vessel manned by a captain. Three-hour trips start at $55 per person. Special excursions and private tours are also available. Island Song works in conjunction with Enchanted Sailing Charters. For additional info and reservations, call 241-6874 or visit www.islandsongcharters.com.
The Carolina Rover Departs from the docks of the Harborwalk in Georgetown at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday for a shell-collecting excursion on a southern barrier island and the Georgetown Lighthouse. This narrated ride also features Civil War boat wreck sites along the way, and snacks and shaded deck seating on board. Tickets are $30. For additional info and reservations, call Rover Tours at 546-8822 or visit www.rovertours.com.
Georgetown Coastal Adventures Departs from Georgetown and explores miles of back water creeks, barrier islands for shelling and coastal wildlife aboard either a 22-foot Blue Wave or Pathfinder with "Captain Tommy." Schedules vary. Tickets are $65 for four people for a two-hour minimum. For additional info or reservations, call 546-3543 or visit www.captaintommy.com.
Capt. Dick's Dolphin Watch Departs from the Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet into the ocean aboard the Osprey in search for dolphins, as well as coastal wildlife including osprey, egrets, herons and eagles. Adult tickets are $29. For additional info, call 651-3676 or visit www.captdicks.com/dolphin.