- 1 ½ hour cruise through Murrells Inlet and into the ocean
- Depart from our very own private dock in Murrells Inlet, SC
- Narrated tour showcasing the area history and aquatic facts
- Look for wild dolphins, sea turtles, and other aquatic life
- Large boat with covered shade area, and a sun deck.
- Bathroom on board.
- Full range of safety gear including First AID, AED, and Emergency Oxygen
- Morning and afternoon trips available
- 20 years of experience with an on-board Naturalist and Marine Science Majors from CCU
- Safe and secure with an experienced USCG Licensed Master Captain and crew
- USGC Inspected boats certified for your safety!
- Free Parking!!!
- Snack Bar on board
What to Bring
- Sun Protective Clothing (ie. Sun Shirt)
- Gratuities Customary
- Cash for any tips or snacks to be purchased while on board
$28 for adults
$20 for children 12 and under
Kids 2 and under are Free
Snacks and soft drinks available for purchase on board!
Looking for something fun and exciting to do in Myrtle Beach? Try our Myrtle Beach Dolphin Watch and Ocean Sightseeing Cruise. We seek out wild dolphins and other aquatic life feeding and playing in the ocean!
The Myrtle Beach area is home to over 60 miles of coast line. Our trips depart out of Murrells Inlet which is a beautiful saltwater marsh that leads to the Atlantic Ocean. Our on board naturalist will describe the history of Murrells Inlet to our guests as we make our way to the ocean!
Once we are in the ocean, we travel along the beautiful coast of our area waving to those on the beach as we pass by them! We will look for wild dolphins, sea turtles, and other aquatic life as we cruise the ocean. The cruise is 1 1/2 hours in duration.
Our Vessel is a 46 ft Newton that will hold up to 42 passengers. Large groups are welcome! We also have a huge parking area that is free to park. No hassle parking.
Private cruises for corporate events, wedding parties, family reunions, and more. Give us a call . Our Vessel is just right for you. Full range of safety gear on board.
Our Vessel has a covered back deck, full size bathroom area with sink, & a top sun deck. Our guests will always stay dry. We can go fast or slow. Its up to the group! The top deck gives you a great view of the ocean or go below and get up close to the action. Our watersports company has many vessels on the water at any given time who relay the possible locations of wild dolphin or other aquatic activity. We can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers on our vessel. Kids of all ages are welcome!
This vessel goes into the Atlantic Ocean. Guests who suffer from motion sickness should take precautions. This activity could be subject to adverse sea conditions such as high winds, waves and sea current. Dolphins are wild and can travel great distances. We will make every effort to find dolphin and other aquatic life, but it is not guaranteed!
Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether 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. 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
Do we need a reservation for the Ocean Sightseeing/Dolphin Watch Cruise?
Yes. Reservations are required. Reservations can be made online or by telephone 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 will then take walk-ins. If no seats are available, walk-ins will have to wait until the next scheduled departure. The U. S. Coast Guard limits our passenger load.
What is the cancellation policy?
We require 24 hours notice of cancellation and you will not be charged. If you cancel within 24 hours or you are a No Show there is a charge for the full amount.
Do you have restrooms?
Yes. Express Watersports is a full service watersports center. We have restrooms, showers and changing rooms for use after your Ocean Sightseeing/Dolphin Watch Cruise.
Is there a bathroom on board?
There is a full size bathroom on board. We are the only Myrtle Beach dolphin watch boat on the south end with a bathroom on board.
Where do we park?
We have free parking at our watersports center. 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. If you prefer, we will give you a full refund.
How long is the cruise?
Our Ocean Sightseeing and Dolphin Watch cruises are 1 hour 30 minutes.
What is the minimum age?
Any age may board. Keep in mind other guests if your child is under the age of 3.
What type of boat do you have?
Our vessel is a 46’ Newton and 16 feet wide. It is very stable in the ocean. There are upstairs and downstairs viewing areas.
Is the boat covered?
Yes, partially. The boat has a cabin and sheltered deck for half of the boat and the other half is open to the sun. While some guests prefer the sun, others like to be in a shaded area.
What aquatic wildlife do you see?
We look for Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Bat rays, Sting rays, Cannonball Jellyfish, Horseshoe crabs, Loggerhead sea turtles, and Leatherback sea turtles. Birds we might see: Osprey, American Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Commorant, Oyster Catchers.
Are we guaranteed to see dolphin?
We can’t guarantee wildlife in the ocean. Dolphins are wild mammals. It is illegal in the State of South Carolina to feed or trap dolphin for viewing. The Atlantic Ocean is vast. We do have a very high success rate. Our dolphin watch vessel works with other vessels in our fleet relaying information on sightings, behavior patterns and feeding times.
What about sea conditions?
The Ocean is a moving body of water. We will make every effort to minimize any heavy rocking and rolling by positioning our vessel in a way that is most comfortable to our guests.
What about sea sickness?
Guests may take Dramamine, Bonine or any over the counter or prescription sea sickness 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 decks can accommodate wheelchairs which can be loaded on the boat. We are the only Myrtle Beach Dolphin Watch boat on the south end of Myrtle Beach that can do this.
Are food and beverage available on Board?
We have soft drinks, water, and snacks available for purchase during the cruise. Cash only.
Is smoking allowed on board?
No! We do not allow smoking on the boat.
Is the Tour narrated?
Yes. Our Captain is a Marine Science Major from Coastal Carolina University and will give you both the history of our area and lots of marine facts once we are on board.
What should I wear?
Casual summertime clothes. In the spring and fall we recommend a light jacket.
Can we charter the entire boat for a private event?
Yes. We offer private cruises in. Please call 843-357-777 and inquire about pricing and scheduling.
Can we tip the Captain?
Captains and their crew work for tips.
What if I am pregnant?
We do not recommend pregnant women to participate. Please refer to your physician..
What is the season for the Ocean Sightseeing/Dolphin Watch?
At Express Watersports our Ocean Sightseeing/Dolphin Watch runs from March to early December.