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6 Must-Try Water Sports in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, located in South Carolina's renowned Grand Strand, is a premier vacation destination known for its stunning coastline, vibrant nightlife, and family-friendly attractions. Your getaway at Ocean Creek Resort will find you perfectly positioned to enjoy everything this beautiful area has to offer. Nestled amidst 57 acres of lush, secluded woodland, Ocean Creek Resort is a haven for relaxation and adventure alike.

Whether you're here to unwind or seek thrills, let us be your guide to the best water sports in the Myrtle Beach area you have to try.


1. Parasailing

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For a breathtaking adventure that offers a bird's-eye view of the stunning Myrtle Beach coastline, take a parasailing flight. Imagine soaring high above the Atlantic Ocean, feeling the cool breeze on your face as you take in panoramic views of the Grand Strand. Parasailing is not just about the thrill of flight but also about experiencing the serene beauty of the beach from a unique perspective.

Express Watersports in Murrells Inlet offers parasailing adventures with experienced tour guides, ensuring a safe and exhilarating experience.


2. Banana Boat Rides


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Banana boat rides are a fun, family-friendly activity that guarantees laughter and excitement. Climb aboard a giant, inflatable banana-shaped boat and hold on tight as you're towed behind a speedboat, bouncing over the waves. It's a fantastic way to cool off, enjoy the ocean, and share some thrills with family and friends.

New Wave Watersports in North Myrtle Beach provides exciting banana boat rides and parasailing perfect for groups. Their friendly staff ensures a safe and enjoyable ride, making it a highlight of any beach day.


3. Jet Skiing

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Jet skiing combines the thrill of speed with the joy of exploring Myrtle Beach's coastline. Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, jet skiing is an exhilarating way to spend your time on the water.

Island Adventure Watersports, located in North Myrtle Beach, offers jet ski rentals and jet ski tours. Their well-maintained equipment and professional staff make the experience both safe and enjoyable. Island Adventure Watersports also offers boat rentals, wakeboarding, and tubing on the Waccamaw River.


4. Kayaking

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Kayaking is a wonderful way to explore the quieter, more serene waters around Myrtle Beach. Paddle through salt marshes, tidal creeks, and along the coastline, enjoying the peace and beauty of the natural surroundings. It's a great way to get some exercise while immersing yourself in nature.

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions offers kayak and paddleboard rentals and guided kayak tours that take you through the waterways. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced kayaker, their tours provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience.


5. Surf Lessons

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If you've ever dreamed of riding the waves, Myrtle Beach is a great place to learn how to surf. Surf lessons provide all the basics to get started, from paddling techniques to standing up on the board. It's a fun and challenging activity that offers a great workout and a lot of excitement.

Jack’s Surf Lessons offers surf lessons for all skill levels, with experienced instructors who will guide you through every step of the process. Their friendly approach makes learning to surf a fun and rewarding experience. They also offer SUP (stand-up paddle board) lessons and tours and kayak tours.


6. Wakeboarding

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For those looking for a more extreme water sport, wakeboarding offers an adrenaline-packed adventure. Similar to water skiing, wakeboarding involves riding a board while being towed behind a boat and performing stunts on the wake created by the boat.

If you are not ready for the open water but want to try the sport, Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach offers a cable wakeboarding experience that's perfect for beginners. The park also includes a wakeboarding obstacle course for experienced riders. Its state-of-the-art facility and skilled instructors ensure an exciting and safe experience.


Other On the Water Adventures

If you want to get out on the water in a more relaxed (and dry!) way, these excursions and rentals are perfect for you!

Boat Rentals

Boat rentals are an ideal option for those who prefer to captain their own vessel. Renting a boat allows you to explore Myrtle Beach's waterways at your own pace, whether you're fishing, sightseeing, or simply enjoying the open water.

Beach House Boat Rentals offers a range of boat rentals, from small fishing boats to larger yacht charters for family outings. Their helpful staff will provide all the necessary instructions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Pontoon Boat Rentals

Pontoon boats are perfect for a leisurely day on the water with family and friends. These spacious, stable boats are easy to operate and provide a comfortable platform for picnicking, swimming, and relaxing in the sun.

Island Adventure Watersports offers a range of pontoon boat rentals. Their boats are well-maintained and ready for you to enjoy. All you need to do is bring your gear and your sense of adventure, and you’re off!

Eco Tours

Eco tours are a fantastic way to learn about the local ecosystem and wildlife while enjoying the natural beauty of Myrtle Beach. Guided by knowledgeable experts, these tours take you through estuaries, marshes, and coastal habitats, providing insights into the area's unique flora and fauna.

Captain Smiley’s Fishing Charters in Little River offers a deep dive into the local environment, with opportunities to see birds, fish, and other wildlife. The tours are both educational and enjoyable, making them a great choice for nature lovers, couples, and families.

Sunset Cruise

Sunset cruises provide a beautiful and relaxing way to end the day. These cruises are a great opportunity to enjoy the stunning coastline views as the sun sets over the ocean.

Express Watersports offers a Sunset Happy Hour Cruise departing from Murrells Inlet. This cruise provides a relaxing experience with spectacular views of the sunset over the water, often accompanied by sightings of dolphins and other marine life.

Dolphin Watch Tour

For a more relaxed yet equally enchanting experience, consider a dolphin watch tour where dolphin sightings are practically guaranteed. These tours take you out into the ocean to observe playful dolphins in their natural habitat. It's a perfect activity for families and nature enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty and grace of these incredible marine animals.

Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruises offers guided dolphin watch tours that are both informative and captivating. Their knowledgeable guides provide fascinating insights into dolphin behavior and the local ecosystem. On this tour, you’ll start with an educational cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway before heading out to the ocean.

Dolphin Cruise

Similar to the dolphin watch tour but on a larger scale, dolphin cruises offer a great way to see these magnificent creatures up close. These cruises often include additional amenities like onboard refreshments and educational commentary about the marine environment.

Offering a variety of dolphin cruises, Express Watersports ensures a memorable experience with opportunities to see dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine life. Their spacious boats with onboard facilities and friendly crew enhance the overall experience.


Stay and Enjoy Water Adventures in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a water sports paradise, offering diverse activities catering to every interest and skill level. These must-try water sports provide unforgettable experiences that will make your vacation truly special, and Ocean Creek Resort puts you right in the middle of all the action.

So pack your swimsuit, gather your friends and family, and dive into the adventures waiting for you in Myrtle Beach. Book your stay with Ocean Creek Resort today!

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