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Myrtle Beach Watersports: Dolphin Cruise

By Vacation Myrtle Beach

Most visitors to Myrtle Beach hope to see dolphins on their vacation. If you are lucky, you will get a chance sighting while relaxing on the beach or enjoying an early morning coffee on your oceanfront balcony. But, there is only a chance that will happen. Why not guarantee that will happen?

Myrtle Beach Watersports does just that – they guarantee that you will see a dolphin (and since dolphins often travel in groups, you will see more than just one) and if you don’t, then they will let you ride on a future cruise for free. Now that’s a great deal, isn’t it?

Myrtle Beach Watersports offers two options for guest looking to see dolphins on their vacations: the Sea Screamer and the Sea Thunder.

Each boat is slightly different and they take off from different locations and operate on a different schedule, so you can choose between these two to see which is the best for your family:

Sea Screamer: The Sea Screamer takes off from Little River (which is just north of North Myrtle Beach). This bright-yellow boat is a Navigator tour boat that operates seasonally on a regular schedule and also offers limited summer sunset cruises.

Sea Thunder: The Sea Thunder takes off from North Myrtle Beach. This Aqua Bay Marine green tourboat is partially covered by a canopy for those concerned about sun exposure. Don’t worry if you don’t get a seat under the canopy – once the boat takes off you can get of your seat and walk around (just like after take-off on an airplane).

Both boats provide wonderful opportunities for dolphin sightings near Myrtle Beach. Boarding of the boats takes place at a dock by the waterway. As the boat heads out to sea, you will get to enjoy the sights of the Intracoastal Waterway as the tour guide explains history of the area and points out landmarks along the way. They, once you are out at sea the boat flies through the water as everyone on board is on alert for dolphins. Once dolphins are spotted, the boat gets nice and close for a better view.

Here are some tips for a great dolphin tour experience with Myrtle Beach Watersports:

  • Both boats are 65 feet long and can carry plenty of passengers. However, it is best to make your dolphin tour reservation ahead of time to guarantee your spot on the boat. Seating is not reserved, but there is a maximum occupancy for the ride.
  • Passengers can purchase drinks and light snacks prior to boarding the dolphin cruise and there are a limited number available on the boat. If it’s a hot day you will want to make sure that you have water with you at all times.
  • There is a bathroom on board, but it is small. It’s best to use the restroom prior to departure as the cruise is about 1.5 to 2 hours long.
  • Plan on getting wet. When the boat is out on the open water and reaching fast speeds, water tends to spray over the edge and get passengers wet. Be prepared and bring a waterproof camera if you have one and protect your cell phone.
  • Bring your camera. As mentioned above, bring a waterproof camera if you have one. If you don’t have one, a regular camera is fine as well. When dolphins are spotted, the boat will idle so guests have a chance to take photos and watch the dolphins. You don’t have to worry too much about your camera getting wet at this time, but you will want to protect it while the boat is moving.
  • Check out our VMB discounts page to see what their current discount is for those staying at a Vacation Myrtle Beach resort.

Be sure to call Myrtle Beach Watersports today to book your dolphin cruise!

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