Come join us on the best water tour in Myrtle Beach. The Sea Thunder is a 65 foot 1997 Aqua Bay Marine tourboat powered by turbocharged Cat Diesels, totalling 2100 horsepower. Cruises are 1½ to 2 hours long and encompass 3 distinct experiences.
First, you will enjoy a narrated cruise of the historic Intracoastal Waterway, touring to the Little River Inlet, cruising through South Carolina’s most pristine scenery. You will pass homes, marinas, and uninhabited islands, explore for birds, sea turtles, and marine life, all the while watching the dolphins play. You will pass 2 unique fishing villages while learning about the history of the area which includes civil war battles, pirate ship attacks, and geographical facts. The boat will pick up speed as it approaches the blue granite rock jetty; which is the gateway to the ocean.
The second part of this popular cruise will be the exhilarating ride into the Atlantic Ocean to find the graceful dolphins. The Sea Thunder offers a safe speed boat ride toward the local shrimp boats that provide a natural feeding habitat for the dolphins. On route, you will see the famous beaches and resorts of the Carolinas as we navigate along the coastline to our viewing grounds.
The third part of the cruise is the dolphin watch. Once the boat arrives at our location, the Captain will slow down to an idle so everyone on the boat can get a good look. Seating on the boat is not an issue since all seats offer a great view of these beautiful and graceful mammals. Be sure to bring your camera, you don't want to miss these memories.
We offer a dolphin sighting guarantee. If we don't see any dolphins, we will give you a return pass to ride again during your stay. You can even use this pass for our Sea Screamer tour. We are the only tour operator willing to make this offer. Purchase your tickets today and receive an early week discount of $4/adult ticket. Check in for the tour is located at the Harbourgate Marina Office.
All passengers must have a valid ticket. Online tickets are already discounted and no additional discounts will be added upon check in. All children need to be accompanied by an adult and no strollers or coolers are allowed on the boat. Food is available at the marina for purchase by those who arrive early and may be brought onto the boat.
Please dress appropriately for this tour as this may be a wet ride, dependant upon weather conditions. Be prepared. We recommend wearing sunglasses or some other form of eye protection to protect your eyes against sun glare and sea spray.