Waccamaw River Tours, Myrtle Beach

4.8
Nature / Wildlife Tour · Wildlife Area
NATURE OF A SOUTHERN RIVER

With Waccamaw River Tours, you will explore by boat the beautiful cypress lined Waccamaw River, Intracoastal Waterway and its creeks/swamp; in search of birds, and other wildlife that inhabit these southern waters along the untouched National Wildlife Refuge. The majesty of the moss lined river is breathtaking and the peacefulness of this natural area is appealing to all. Large osprey nest can be seen along the river. You also may see heron, egrets, cormorants, ducks, turtles and alligators. You’ll be greeted by roaming peacocks and gaze upon exotic animals such as buffalo, zebra, fallow deer, emus, and sheep on the drive to & from our docks at the back of the Waccatee Zoo. Waccamaw River Tours is a separate business from the Zoo. Parking is free. Learn about the history of this river and surrounding areas. It is a historic and educational exploration of nature for all ages.

Waccamaw River Tours is the brain child of Capt. Rick and Kim. Their adventurous spirits, love of the water (sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling) and nature (hiking) melted together in the creation of these river tours. The beauty of this river is a medicine that soothes the heart and heals the soul. We hope you‘ll join us for a River Adventure of Nature!

March- May Boat Tours: 3pm (Tues-Sat) June-August Boat Tours: 11am & 3pm (Monday-Saturday)

Sept-Nov Boat tours: 3pm (Tuesday-Saturday)

Dec-Feb: Closed for Winter Season

Groups (15 or more people) call 843-668-4250 to schedule a boat tour. Other boat tour times available for groups.

For information & booking call Zerve at 1(888)315-9439 or book on our website: waccamawrivertours.com
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  • Great ride, great scenery, vast amount of knowledge was passed along. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area.  more »
  • The narrator was well informed. Kept all laughing and knowledgeable The ride was enjoyable and very scenic. I would recommend it to all who like nature and history  more »
  • If you've done one of these before you pretty much have done them all as we didn't see much except some empty bird nests and a few very small gators- to be expected this time of year so we overpaid...  more »
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  • The boat ride was relaxing. It was chilly since we went in March but there were a few fleece blankets available if you need it. I would advise to dress appropriately depending on the temperature. The seats were fairly comfortable and spacious. The tour guide was informative with a sense of humor and he had a dog on board named "river dog." It was a nice ride. 5 stars for sure.
  • This tour was a great way to spend a coupe of hours. Betty and Rick were so down to earth and friendly. Rick has so much information about the river and the wildlife and plants. We learned a great deal that we did not know before.Ii loved the fact that he clearly spends a good deal of time watching the wildlife, especially the osprey so that he could tell us what pairs were back, where their nests were and about their offspring. His sense of humor was the best part of the tour. The man who drove the boat was also really knowledgeable and personable. What a great team. I hope River gets his doggy for soon!
  • Fantastic tour. Great natural environments to view and a very engaging and enjoyable guide. He really appreciated nature and it showed.
  • Excellent tour. Saw ospreys, turtles, and alligators. Guide was knowledgeable about the area, history, and wildlife. His presentation was informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.
  • Great pontoon boat river tour. About an hour and a half, Rick, Betty and their dog River guide guest along the Waccamaw and other rivers. Located behind a local zoo, you will see many exotic animals on the way to the boat. Buffalo, zebra, elk, emu and rams just to name a few. While on the tour, we saw many turtles and gators, tho most of the bird's had already migrated due to hurricane season. We went on the tour in late October. There is a bathroom on board. We really loved it.

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