(3) boats to choose from:

We offer 3 vessels for the sunset cruise. A 46 ft Newton that holds (32) passengers upstairs and downstairs seating and a bathroom on board. A 31 seaquest that holds (15) passengers and has a bathroom onboard. Our 38 sailing vessel Adventure cat holds (25) passengers and also has a bathroom on board. All vessels are available on a per seat purchase or private sunset charters. All participants, regardless of age, MUST have a ticket prior to boarding.

Visiting the Myrtle beach area offers you a chance to experience the exciting range of watersports, cruises, sailing and rental  activities available through Express Watersports. From the thrill of Parasailing and Jet Ski Rentals, to family fun on Banana Boat Rides, and the peaceful exploration via Kayak / Stand Up Paddleboards, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss our Dolphin Watching tours for a closer look at marine life, Scuba Diving adventures to explore underwater wonders, or the tranquility of Sailing Charters.


  • Open Bar (FREE) Punch, Beer, Wine, soft drinks and a Fruit & Cheese Platter. One price and everything is included.
  • Bathroom on boats
  • Cruise is approximately 1 hour in duration
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible for wheelchairs and scooters up to 29in x 37in (46 Newton)

What to Bring

  • Valid, Government Issued Photo I.D.
  • Camera
  • Gratuities Customary


$35-$39 per person (Main Deck) Depending on time of year

$45 -$49per person (Captain’s Seating) depending on time of year

What to Expect on the Sunset Happy Hour Cruise

Our Myrtle Beach Sunset Happy Hour Cruises are simply the best! There is no better place to watch a Myrtle Beach sunset than from the deck of our boats!  The sunset hours are a magical time to be out on the water, with calm winds and a golden sunset that paints the sky in a palette of colors that seem almost unreal. Join us for our Sunset Cruise while in Myrtle Beach & Murrells Inlet to enjoy beautiful views and have a relaxing time. You’re on vacation…live like it! Our boats are perfect for smaller groups, like bachelor and bachelorette parties, wedding events, private groups, birthdays, senior events, office parties and team building!

This slow paced sunset cruise begins at our private dock in Murrells Inlet. Guests board our vessel and gently cruise through the waters of Murrells Inlet, watching the sun slip behind the serene horizon. Have your picture taken and enjoy free booze on this cruise with beer, wine, and rum punch. A cheese and fruit tray is also served. This is a slow relaxing cruise in order for you to enjoy the views, breathe in the fresh air, and have a great time!


We do not book through 3rd party vendors, timeshare sales or any other 3rd party website. Beware of booking through these types of sites. They offer buy one get one free when they are actually just doubling the rate and doing buy one get one free to make you think you are getting a deal. Worse yet you have to sit through a timeshare presentation and go to some out of the way office for tickets. These boat are often loaded with 80-120 people. OCEAN CONDITIONS ARE GENERALLY ROUGH IN THE EVENING!!! This is why we dont go into the ocean on a sunset cruise. All cruises are done in the calm waters of Murrells Inlet.

Our boats are 15 passenger ,30 passenger  and ,25 passenger boats. No big crowds. You are booking through our family owned company and the website that does the actual tours. No Gimmicks here

We operate (3) Boats

Our larger vessel is a 46 Newton, USCG certified for 42 passengers, but limited the boat to 32 passengers for comfort on Sunsets Cruises. The larger boat is wheelchair and stroller accessible up to 29″ x 37″ and has a bathroom on board. Our Captain’s Seating is limited to 5 total people, regardless of age! Every one of our Captain’s Seat participants MUST be booked as such.

Our 2nd vessel is a smaller 31′ Seaquest, better for more private groups. This vessel is  USCG Certified for 25 passengers, but limited to 15 passengers for comfort on Sunset Cruises. The 31′ Seaquest also has a bathroom on board. The smaller vessel is not wheelchair or stroller accessible and requires guests to step up into the vessel.

Our 3rd vessel is a 38 ft John Bartlett Day Sail/ Sunset sail boat. This vessel is certified for 25 passengers and has a bathroom on board. This vessel is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

All of our vessels operate at a reduced passenger count for Sunset Cruises in the calm waters of Murrells Inlet  so that they are not overcrowded and we can offer great service to all guests onboard!


Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whet her this ride is appropriate.  Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions and/ or previous back or neck injury or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting this activity.  Guests who have concerns should consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.

The Waitin’ On 2 Express (31 Seaquest) requires guests to be able to make a step up from and back onto a floating dock, as well as a step down and into the vessel itself. The vessel therefore is NOT handicap accessible and this vessel is not recommended to guests with joint or mobility issues.

Sunsets occur every evening! Due to mother nature, cloud cover or other atmospheric conditions, clear views of sunsets are not guaranteed. Please note that each activity must meet a minimum number of participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What forms of payment are accepted?

We take VISA, Mastercard, debit cards and of course cash.

How do we find Express Watersports?

GPS: 4042 Highway 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Smartphone: Type in “Express Watersports” in Maps
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Do we need a reservation for the Sunset Cruise at Express Watersports?

Yes, reservations are required. Reservations can be made online or by calling 843-357-7777.
All reservations must arrive 30 minutes before departure time so that we may check your group in. At the time of departure if seats are available, we can take walk-ins. If no seats are available, walk-ins will have to wait until the next scheduled departure, as the US Coast Guard limits our passenger load.

What is the cancellation policy?

We require 48 hours notice of cancellation in order for us to refund you. If you cancel within 48 hours, or you are a 'No Show' you will be charged for the full amount.

Do you have restrooms?

Yes. Express Watersports is a full service watersports center. We have restrooms at our location.

Is there a bathroom on board?

There is a full size bathroom on board the 46' Newton. A toilet is available on the 31' Seaquest upon demand.

Where do we park?

Express Watersports has free parking at our watersports center. No parking meters, no hassles. Please lock all valuables in your car.

What about weather conditions in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet?

Weather conditions come and go in Myrtle Beach. The Captain may either cancel or delay a trip if weather conditions are unfavorable. Rain squalls usually move through quickly. If the Captain cancels the trip there is no charge. If you are able to reschedule we will try again next available time, or if you prefer, we will give you a full refund.

How long is the cruise?

The Sunset Cruise is 1 hour.

What is the minimum age?

Any age may board. Please keep in mind other guests if your child is under the age of 3. South Carolina State Law restricts the consumption of alcohol to ages 21 and over.

What type of boat do you have?

Our vessel is a 46’ Newton and 16 feet wide and is very stable in the water. There are upstairs and downstairs viewing areas, and guests may walk around or stand up if they choose to do so. We also have a 31' Seaquest as a secondary boat.

Is the boat covered?

Yes, partially. The boat has a cabin and sheltered deck, as well as an open air deck that is open to the sun. While some guests prefer the sun, others like to be in a shaded area.

What about sea conditions?

This cruise stays in the calm waters of Murrells Inlet. This cruise does not go into the ocean.

What about sea sickness?

Guests may take Dramamine®, Bonine, or any over the counter or prescription seasickness medicine. Our watersports center does sell Dramamine® if guests are prone to seasickness they should consult their physician.

Is the boat handicap accessible?

Yes! Our 46' Newton can accommodate wheelchairs up to 29in x 37in, which can be loaded on the boat. We are the only Myrtle Beach boat on the south end that can do this. The 31' Seaquest is not handicap accessible. Please make sure to let our staff know that you will need the handicap accessible boat before making a reservation so that we can accommodate you.

What is included in this trip?

Free rum punch, white wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and a fruit & cheese tray.

Is smoking allowed on board?

No! We do not allow smoking on the boat.

Is the cruise narrated?

No. The Sunset Cruise is music, relaxation and enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the sunset.

What should I wear?

Casual summertime clothes. In the spring and fall we recommend a light jacket.

Can we tip the Captain?

Captains and their crew work for tips.

What is the season for the Sunset Cruise?

At Express Watersports our Sunset Cruises run from March to November.

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Important Note: All reservations must arrive 30 minutes before departure time so that we may check your group in. A full charge will occur for any reservations that do not show up for the reserved departure time! If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must call 48 hours before your departure/rental, or you will be charged. We welcome walk-ins, but reservations are suggested.

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