Three Myrtle Beach Cruise Options That Are Sure to Please

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The Grand Strand offers many ways to get out onto the beautiful area waters — and its proximity to these waters is one of the many reasons people love to vacation at North Beach Plantation. Resort guests can enjoy a picturesque trip down the Intracoastal Waterway, a Las Vegas-style gambling cruise on the Atlantic Ocean or a romantic sunset cruise in the calm waters of Murrells Inlet without having to travel far. Here is a sampling of three of the most popular cruises the Grand Strand has to offer:


Barefoot Princess Riverboat: Across North Kings Highway at the Barefoot Landing Marina, you can go back in time to when the riverboat ruled America’s waterways. A cruise on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat — the Grand Strand’s only tour and dinner riverboat on the Intracoastal Waterway — offers fun for the entire family. Relaxing sunset, sightseeing and dinner cruises are offered throughout the week, and they even provide private charters for special occasions. The sightseeing cruise is narrated, so you can learn about the history of the waterway, and also provides some fun music for your enjoyment. The dinner cruise includes a delicious meal in addition to onboard family entertainment, and the sunset cruise offers breathtaking displays of color as the sun drops below the horizon. 


Big M Casino: If you’re feeling lucky, take a cruise on one of the Big M Casino ships that set out from spots just a short drive north of North Beach Plantation in Little River. The Big M Casino is South Carolina’s only casino offering two luxury yachts, and it pays out an average of $336,000 a week. This exciting cruise offers an array of your favorite Las Vegas-style gaming. Throw the dice at the craps table, take a spin on the roulette wheel, or try to beat the dealer at the blackjack table. Other offerings include Let It Ride, three-card poker and Texas hold ’em poker. You can also try your luck on the newest and loosest slot machines. When hunger strikes, try the superb all-you-can-eat buffet on the cruise. Make sure to check the Big M Casino website for special themed nights and specials.


Express Watersports: If you’re looking to further unwind after the perfect day at North Beach Plantation, head south to the fishing village of Murrells Inlet for a sunset cruise from Express Watersports. There’s no better place to watch a Myrtle Beach sunset than from the deck of a boat. Sunset on the water is a magical time, and you will enjoy the clean ocean air, the vast sky and the relaxing sunset colors. The slow-paced cruise also offers complimentary wine, Inlet Rum Punch and a cheese platter, along with sodas and bottled water. The cruise takes approximately one hour and is offered Wednesday through Sunday.


Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas offer a wealth of different day-cruise options for you and your family to enjoy.  The cruises can be romantic, exciting, delicious or all of the above. Make sure to call ahead for reservations, because many of these cruises book up fast throughout the summer. On your next vacation here at North Beach Plantation, get out and enjoy the area’s scenic waters.