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Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover

735 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
+1 843-546-8822
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This was the perfect escape from reality. While on a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, we drove... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nayskitchen
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Tennessee
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Great afternoon

This boat ride was informative and enjoyable. We got time to roam the beach and look for shells... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tiggermom217
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Chestertown, Maryland
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JOIN US FOR A SHELLING AND LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE ABOARD THE CAROLINA ROVER! The Carolina Rover will take you, your family and friends out on a 3 - 4 hour Eco-tourism cruise that is guaranteed to be unlike any other attraction along the Grand Strand. Our comfortable shaded 40 ft. Pontoon boat will cruise on smooth inland waters to a remote barrier island where the Winyah Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. We take you through a bird-watcher's paradise to South Carolina's oldest lighthouse, the Georgetown Light, 1811, that lit the way for two centuries for seafarers. You will then be able to explore and beachcomb where the sea unfolds her secrets depositing an ever-changing array of shelling opportunities. During this adventure you will see the sight of the Civil War wreck of the Union flagship, the USS Harvest Moon, and our naturalists will give an informative commentary on the historic plantation tidelands. Keep an eye out for such wildlife as Dolphins, Bald Eagles, Alligators, and Sturgeon! This cruise is a wonderful unique experience for all ages.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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735 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the perfect escape from reality. While on a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, we drove down to Georgetown to take the tour to North Island. The staff are friendly and kind and very informative. You not only take a peaceful beautiful ride on...More

1  Thank nayskitchen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This boat ride was informative and enjoyable. We got time to roam the beach and look for shells . It was an awesome day. The captain took the time to circle back to see dolphins. We really enjoyed the trip.

1  Thank tiggermom217
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a thoroughly enjoyable 3 hour plus tour - no Gilligan's Island mishaps <grin>. We went on the morning trip and sat 3 rows back from the front, on the right side of the Carolina Rover, as one looks towards the front. Good seat...More

Thank BossQueenEJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun way to spend a hot morning. Boat ride was breezy and interesting. Saw some dolphins and the lighthouse. Learned lots of interesting facts. Found tons of shells!

Thank Kat353Sc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the best time on the Rover tour today The mate was Tom and he was a "talker"- learned. A lot of local history from him. Capt John let the kids drive the boat on the way back, which was fun for all and the...More

Thank JackieH29440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss having the opportunity to see and explore North Island, the Georgetown Lighthouse, gorgeous former rice fields. The tour guide is awesome and the driver was too- we have lived here over thirty years and learned a ton of stuff we never knew. We...More

1  Thank TVHOST
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and I have always wanted to take this tour whenever we visited Georgetown but always ran out of time. Made the tour a priority for this trip and were not disappointed. Captain and the First Mate / Guide were great and we enjoyed every...More

1  Thank kathy6149433
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it great tour all was nice but the price was a bit high 38 dollars per person just a plain tour and just a few things to watch i had went to better tour and i had to pay for water wow ..

2  Thank Tony C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must do with the family. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking make sure you bring a good camera and a couple bottles of ice cold water and you have a wonderful time great family memories

2  Thank Dana V
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Tour company said to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure; we arrived exactly 30 minutes early and were the next to last group to check in and at the end of the line to board the boat. As people boarded we could not figure out...More

Thank highcat
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Brad M
7 April 2017|
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Response from Tamela W | Property representative |
We carry up to 41 passengers. In 2016 96.7% of our trips had 40-41 passengers.
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lkkalj
5 November 2016|
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Response from Tamela W | Property representative |
We only sell bottled water for $1.00 each (cash). You are urged to bring drinks (you will need to hydrate) and snacks or a picnic to be consumed on the cruise (you will get hungry). All coolers should be 12 pack or smaller... More
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nrmnates
25 April 2016|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
You can get a wheel chair down to the boat. But I do remember that I had to step from ramp down into the boat but the best thing to do is call the office, since they might have a ramp that would make is handicap access.
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