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Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover

735 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
+1 843-546-8822
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Last minute decision

My husband and I visited Georgetown SC this summer as part of our vacation to Myrtle Beach. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wonderful and education cruise

This was a four cruise to an island where the shelling experience was excellent. Everyone found... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Caryville, Tennessee
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The Carolina Rover will take you, your family and friends out on a 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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735 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
+1 843-546-8822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Georgetown SC this summer as part of our vacation to Myrtle Beach. We decided to drive to Georgetown during a weekday and, after we arrived, we decided last minute to see if we could get a spot on one of...More

Thank mekopp
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This was a four cruise to an island where the shelling experience was excellent. Everyone found abundant amount of shells. Two bald eagles were sighted several times during the cruise. Tom, our guide, was very informative explaining history of area and narrating very interesting info...More

Thank SALLYCAT8166
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Always looking for educational trips with grandchildren. I have been going thru Georgetown all my life but usually going to and from Charleston,chose Rover tours and very glad we did. Captain David and Miss Ellie made it a trip to remember as right from start...More

Thank stanley y
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

What a fun trip! Got to see 3 bald eagles on our way out to the island, absolutely beautiful birds! Spent a little over a hour on the island, found a bag full of small shells and a beautiful whelk shell. We were able to...More

Thank beachlovers1112
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My husband booked this cruise because I love shelling. Paige our cruise guide was very knowledgeable and told us so much history along the way. We also got a great education about the beach and shells we could find on North Island. This was a...More

Thank Marley Mom M
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We were on the September 18th cruise to North Island. Captain John and First Mate/Guide Judd were exceptional! The hour and ten minute cruise to the island was smooth. Along the way Judd gave a very informative talk about local history, landmarks and wildlife. We...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was a really a fun and interesting tour thanks to our guide Ellie. As we were motoring to North Island (I think it should be renamed Sculpture Tree Island) Ellie filled us in with facts about the area's history, the people who settled in...More

Thank dew2791
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Amazing time on North Island for the total solar eclipse. I got extremely lucky and got tickets for the special eclipse tour and we had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed the history of the area and the information about the shells found on the island....More

Thank E1239DQanned
Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks so much for joining us and the great review! It was an incredible day!!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

My family and I highly recommend this tour. You need to book early, either online or call and talk to the lovely people who run this tour because it is so popular. This company does what they do because of their love of the ocean,...More

1  Thank BackpackVegan
Reviewed 16 July 2017 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

2  Thank nayskitchen
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Brad M
8 April 2017|
Response from Tamela W | Property representative |
We carry up to 41 passengers. In 2016 96.7% of our trips had 40-41 passengers.
6 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
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.