Can't wait to go back on vacation and take this tour again! Our kids and us had a blast ,best boat tour by far! Saw lots of dolphins and found lots of great shells. Also got to see a sting ray while we were searching for shells. Lots of great history to learn on this tour as well. Thanks for all the great memories Rover Tours, see y'all next time.. Tennessee vols fan Robert H
Leave the hotels and crowded beaches behind. Take your family on an amazing adventure that they will never forget. North Island is what South Carolina is really about. Even this local enjoyed getting away from it all. Gill F
Don't miss having the opportunity to explore North Island, see the Georgetown Lighthouse, and view gorgeous former rice fields.
The tour guide is awesome and the driver was too- we have lived here over thirty years and learned a ton of stuff we never knew.
We saw sturgeon jumping out of the water and a bunch of dolphins too. Don't think twice- this is a terrific experience. Diane S
This was the perfect escape from reality. While on a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, we drove down to Georgetown to take the tour to North Island. The staff are friendly and kind and very informative. You not only take a peaceful beautiful ride on Winyah Bay, but also learn about the history of the area. You also learn about different shells you might find on the island. I didn't know what to expect being my first trip so next time I will bring water and snacks. They did provide water for $1 a bottle, which is reasonable. We got pretty hungry on the ride back. The island was amazing. It was the escape from reality I was hoping for on my vacation. I never picked up a shell the whole time I was there. I was taking in the view, the sounds and watching my kids play in the ocean. One of my kids saw a string ray. After an hour or so it was time to head back. On our way the captain gave us time to photograph the lighthouse. We also saw dolphins and the captain turned off the engine so we could watch them and take photos and videos. North Island was definitely the highlight of my vacation. Go online and make your reservations! Nancy K
Husband and I have always wanted to take this tour whenever we visited Georgetown but always ran out of time. Made the tour a priority for this trip and were not disappointed. Captain and the First Mate / Guide were great and we enjoyed every minute of the tour. Found a very nice horse conch shell, took great pictures of us sitting on the driftwood and very much enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the tour. Kathy W
This was a really a fun and interesting tour thanks to our guide Ellie. As we were motoring to North Island (I think it should be renamed Sculpture Tree Island) Ellie filled us in with facts about the area's history, the people who settled in Georgetown and the waters that surround this area. The barrier island that we arrived at was beautiful and looking for shells was extremely fun although I was kind of unsuccessful (others were not). I loved all the trees that had fallen and were totally bleached white by the sun and elements.
You definitely need to bring water, sun screen and hat. The day we were there it was extremely hot and you can not really take a swim as the currents are strong. Deb D
My family and I highly recommend this tour. You need to book early, either online or call and talk to the lovely people who run this tour because it is so popular. This company does what they do because of their love of the ocean, nature, history, and people. Do your homework and read their website before you take the trip to be prepared. They are very prompt. In fact we left a little before our allotted time since we were all aboard. The crew was very courteous and helpful with the young and older people on the tour. They pointed out all the rich history of the area on the way to the Northern Island. They showed us all the items that could be collected and told stories of what other travelers have found. On the island they showed us the best places to look for what we wanted, took pictures, carried bags of shells if needed, took our pictures, and above all let us explore and have fun with our families. They suggest bringing sturdy bags for collecting, shoes that would get wet from the water, hats, sunscreen, appropriate clothes, snacks, and water. Don't worry if you forget water, they sell cold bottles on the boat and constantly remind you to stay hydrated. This is how much they care about the people and are not in this for the money. They want repeat customers and my family and I will be one of them. Until next time. Barbara V.
A beautiful boat ride filled with history of the area. North island is gorgeous for the photographers and nature lovers alike. And for sea shell lovers, you will not be disappointed! Fun for all ages! I highly recommend!! Sybil W
I've lived here 31 years and spend a lot of time on the waters around here. I learned things I did not know today. Great job guys!
The boat is very comfortable and the tour is definitely worth it. Just go. Karen V
This is one of the best tours that I've done from Maine to Florida and it's right here in "my own back yard!" The crew was excellent with Luci giving a wealth of historical & ecological knowledge and Capt. David providing a smooth trip which provided all passengers an optimum view. Loved how the crew paid attention to all passengers and encouraged the kids to come to the wheel to drive the boat. Got to see horseshoe crabs along the shallow areas of the beach and found lots of beautiful shells & driftwood. Thanks for providing folks with the opportunity to see how wonderful the SC coastal region is. Don't miss doing this tour!! Sara Ann
We absolutely loved our 5:00pm Rover Shelling & Lighthouse cruise! My granddaughter now has shelling fever like me!! The beach was perfect and we found lots of great shells (whelk, large cockles, Sharks Eye, etc...) and even a jawbone from a dolphin. We saw a beautiful rainbow going out to North Island and a gorgeous sunset coming back in! Chris F
The highlight of our vacation so far!! The crew was absolutely fabulous with the kids on board, very educational & the dolphin sighting was a dream come true! Shelling on North Island was an experience we will never forget!! Nikki K
Been on the tour 3 times, a wonderful experience every time....Highly recommend this experience...
Learn history, enjoy a boat ride , see dolphins , alligators, eagles, Georgetown lighthouse, and lots of shells ..
The captains and staff are very nice as well. Anita M
Surprised my 10yr old with a trip to Georgetown for her birthday. Dolphins, bald eagles, great shells, historical info, and a hermit crab....what's not to like about that? I recommend this tour to anyone looking to do something different on a trip to Georgetown. We will be doing the tour again! We loved it! Heather G
The rover tour was the highlight of my vacation. I would definitely recommend this to anyone coming to Myrtle beach this summer. It's definitely worth the drive to Georgetown. Regina O.
My family and I took this tour on June 23rd and had so much fun. We were able to find and take home a knobbed whelk and many other assorted shells. Thank you so much for making our trip one to remember. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Myrtle Beach! Natasha M
This was an excellent experience and I recommend it for everyone. I went for the light house and my wife for the shell collection and we were not disappointed. We also had a bonus seeing Dolphins and my favorite the Bald Eagles. Remember to bring a camera. I was in the front of the boat and every time I looked back every person had a big smile on their face. Book your trip now. David S