When our visitors come to enjoy our 60 miles of beautiful beaches which includes Pawley’s Island, Litchfield, Murrell’s Inlet, Garden City, Surfside, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, soaking up the sun on the strand and playing in the ocean is what you envision. There are many more Myrtle Beach water sports that you can enjoy that are both fun and memorable.
Just imagine flying over the ocean on a parasail or a flyboard, kayaking or paddleboarding through the salt marshes or the Waccamaw River, banana boat riding, jetskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, or charter fishing. There are so many Myrtle Beach family activities available to participate in while you are here, and I have listed a few below with descriptions, web addresses or phone numbers for you to explore your options.
Kokopelli Surf Lessons Paddleboard Kayak Tours & Rentals–“Myrtle Beach’s best Surf Lessons, Paddleboard and Kayak Eco Adventure Tours. Free Rental Delivery! Local Family Owned and Operated. Kokopelli Surf Camp” Kokopelli offers private, group or Party Surf Lessons with a guarantee that the student will be able to stand up and ride waves after the lesson. The lessons are 1.5 to 2 hours long, taught by professional surfers with 10 plus years’ experience, CPR and First Aid certifications and full knowledge of ocean safety. To make a reservation, call 843-340-9565 or make it online at www.kokopellisurfcamp.com. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE in cases of heavy rain, strong wind, or rough seas and cancellations 36 hours prior to your reservation
Kokopelli also offers a Three-day Surf Camp which is three days at the best surfing area. The student will learn from professional surfers on boards designed for learning. The instructors are CPR and First Aid certified and create a fun, safe environment for students to learn surfing by assisting while entering the water, catching waves, learning surf games, and friendly competitions.
Kokopelli Surf Lessons Paddleboard Kayak Tours & Rentals also offer great kayaking and Paddleboarding tours. They have the Island Tour which is three hours exploring Hog/Waites Island, shell hunting on the island, wildlife viewing and of course either paddleboarding or kayaking; the Salt Marsh Tour which is two hours cruising and exploring paths through the salt-marsh and canals of Cherry Grove with wildlife viewing; and the Sunrise or Sunset Tour which is two hours experiencing the beautiful colors and awesomeness of a sunset or sunrise over the water while wildlife viewing.
Gator Bait Adventure Tours, 3950 Forestbrook Road, #105, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, gatorbaitkayakadventures.com, made the list for 2018 Travel & Hospitality Award for Best Tailor-Made Tours in South Carolina as well as Best Things to do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Enjoy the natural beauty of South Carolina with Gator Bait Adventures in Myrtle Beach off the beat path. They offer 2.5-hour Group Kayak Tours daily, Morning and Sunset Kayak tours and VIP Personalized Guide Service3 on request. Join a Kayak Adventure on the Waccamaw River and explore a whole different side of the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach.
Island Adventure Water Sports, 5843 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, www.islandadventurewatersports.com, have a variety of fun for the whole family including jet ski rentals, boat rentals, jet ski backcountry tours, tubing, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddleboarding and more. They offer scenic views of the fresh water Intercoastal Waterway and its surrounding rivers. From beginners to the advanced, they have something for the entire family. They also pride themselves on offering the most friendly and knowledgeable staff in the watersports business. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Jack’s Surf Lessons and Board Rentals, 3200 F South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—“Jack’s Surf Lessons and Board Rentals was founded in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2010 by the young, ocean loving entrepreneur, Jack Hannigan. Since conception, Jack’s has grown to become the #1 authority in surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking here on our local Myrtle Beach waters.” (jackssurflessons.com) Jack’s offers lessons in surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking as well as tours. The paddleboard tours take place in the calm waters of Murrells Inlet where paddlers explore and discover the beautiful waters at sunrise or sunset. During the one or two-hour tours, you will be introduced to some of South Carolina’s most diverse wildlife in an engaging and informative escapade.
Jack’s has teamed up with Yoga in Common to offer Myrtle Beach SUP Yoga. No prior experience with yoga or paddleboarding is necessary. You will experience the sights and sounds of the beautiful Murrells Inlet marsh while you practice gentle yoga postures on a deluxe paddleboard.
Jack’s also offers Kayak Tours which are a perfect excursion for the whole family! Their guides take you around the beautiful waters of Murrells Inlet, or the secluded waters of the Waccamaw River. Both are unique environments flourishing with local wildlife. They also offer both sunrise and sunset tours.
Jack’s Surf Lessons and Board Rentals offers a one-day Surf Camp from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with CPR and First Aid Certified instructors. Students will learn the fundamentals of surfing, have contests and competition they can participate in or continue to practice surfing with an instruction. Camp concludes with a group picture as well as individual/friends/family pictures if desired.
Black River Outdoors, blackriveroutdoors.com, offers a two-hour Cypress Swamp Kayak Tour. You will paddle along the Waccamaw River and the surrounding creeks and swamps shaded by beautiful Cypress Trees draped in Spanish Moss. The guide will share interesting information about the swamp, its plants and its wildlife (nesting osprey, numerous other birds, snakes, turtles and sometimes alligators). There is also a two-hour Salt Marsh Tour where you will paddle through the Murrells Inlet Salt Marsh and experience the wonders of the amazing ecosystem, seeing a variety of wildlife along the way (birds, oysters, crabs, sea turtles, mink, and dolphins).
Black River Outdoors also offer Kayak Fishing Trips that let you go where the big fish are, in very shallow creeks and inlets where power boats can’t go. The experienced guide takes you to the best saltwater fishing spots in the area where you can catch spot tail, red drum, puppy drum, flounder, speckled trout, weakfish, mackerel, spot, croaker, whiting, blue-fish and more.
Black River Outdoors offers Huntington Beach Birding Tours as well via Kayak. Huntington Beach is considered by many to be the best birding site on the East coast. The experienced Birding Guide will take you on a three-hour kayak tour in the salt marsh followed by a three-hour walk around the freshwater lagoons. Birds that have been seen on the Huntington Beach tour are raptors, herons, egrets, wading birds, loons, grebes, terns, gulls, ducks, geese, other water birds, woodpeckers, sandpipers and plovers.
Waccamaw River Tours, 8496 Enterprise Road, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, www.waccamawrivertours.com, offers a Nature & Wildlife River Tour, an Osprey Photography Tour, and a Private Nature and Wildlife Tour. The Nature & Wildlife River Boat Tour is a 1.5 hour narrated boat tour for all ages. You will learn about Myrtle Beach’s beautiful cypress-line and moss-draped Waccamaw River, and the Intracoastal Waterway, its creeks/swamps and wildlife.
The Wildlife Photography Boat Tour is also 1.5 hours and limited to 15 photographers (ages 12 and older) to allow everyone to move about freely on the boat to take pictures. You will get up-close to take osprey photos on the Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway and its creeks/swamps in search of nesting and active osprey.
The Private Wildlife Boat Tour is a narrated 1.5-hour tour with a maximum of six people. You may see bird species including osprey, heron, eagles, egrets, and wood storks, turtles, and alligators. To reserve a private tour, call Waccamaw River Tours at 1-843-668-4250.
Lifted Flyboarding, www.liftedflyboarding.com, The flyboard is a water-jet propelled board set up, that harnesses the power of a personal watercraft. It redirects the water through two nozzles under a pair of board-mounted boots and lifts the rider out of the sea and into the sky. You can fly over the water, under the water, and have complete freedom to fly freestyle. Private flights are available for a 25-minute one-on-one lesson with a personal instructor. There are also group flights with one-hour sessions and half day rentals with an instructor as well. Call 843-410-6106 for details.
Beach Rider Jet Boats, beachrideramusement.com, 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one of Broadway at the Beach’s newest attractions. Beach Rider Jet Boats takes guests on a thrilling ride up and down the length of the central lake at Broadway at the Beach. The Jet Boats carry approximately a dozen life jacket-clad passengers across the ripples with the help of a 410-horsepower Corvette engine and a Jet Drive Pump that expels water through a six-inch nozzle at the rate of up to 60 gallons per second. Coast Guard-certified boat captain give passengers 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers.
Living Large Party Barge, http://www.livinglargepartybarge.com, offers a four-hour cruise for a maximum of six passengers to the uninhabited islands and Captain Joel Edge will tell you as much as you want to know about the area and the history including the animals and plants. You can swim and explore on a private beach and Inshore Charter fishing is included if you like. There is also a three-hour tour and a two-hour jaunt. If you would like, custom cruises are available for a wedding, bachelor/bachelorette party, surprise party, midnight bonfire on a deserted island, cookout on an uninhabited island or a fullmoon/starlight cruise. Call 843-603-5572 for pricing and booking.
Capt. Cush Fishing Charters, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—You can choose to fish inshore in the Marsh and Inlets on the 22-foot boat for four hours or you can take a 35-foot center console boat offshore up to 100 miles for everything and anything that swims including Wahoo, Billfish, Mahi, Tuna and more. Book your fishing adventure by calling or texting Capt. Cush at 843-977-5850.
New Wave, 1701 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, www.newwavewatersports.com, offers parasailing and banana boat rides. The banana boat offers a thrilling experience gliding across the Atlantic Ocean with your friends and family up to six passengers. The ride can be suited to your family’s idea of fun, simply by telling the captain. The parasailing gives you panoramic views of North Myrtle Beach. The flight starts as you take off and land right on the boat. Dipping is optional, but the most fun. A transfer from the double banana boat to the parasail is required to get you from the beach to where the action begins. Call 843-361-3322 for questions and to book your adventure.
Carolina Wake Sports, www.carolinawakesports.com, operates on the Atlantic Inland Waterway out of Osprey Marina. They offer half-day and full-day camps as well as hourly lessons and cruises and custom charters to fit anyone’s needs. They have Wakeboards, Wakeskates, Combo skis, Slalom skis, Wake Surfs, Tubes, and Knee Boards. Carolina Wake Sports can accommodate riders of all skill levels and help improve technique and teach new and fun tricks. Employees are US Coast Guard licensed Captains and USA Water Ski & Wakeboard Certified Instructors. Call 843-324-3947 for more information and to book services.