Reviews


We gave the kids a choice.... Boat tour or zip lining. They said they made the right pick! We had a blast learning new things and seeing new places. We brought out grandson with us and he is special needs and they did a great job with him. We are all about inclusion and you all did great. Thank you for what you did for him (you may not have known it but all you did made him one happy little boy)
— Robin Davis, April 2016
Five stars to Rover Tours. What a fantastic day of sight seeing and shelling with an informed and attentive crew. Paige and Captain John were especially kind to the seven grandchildren we toured with, making several magical moments they will remember for years to come. Thank you so much.
— Shelley Arthur, Dec 2015
What a wonderful trip! Our tour guide Lucy was so informative. She taught us things I didn’t know about the area from rice plantations to the sinking of a union ship. The tips about finding shells was excellent. My husband found a beautiful large conch shell. I could go on and on. This is one of those trips we will make regularly! Thank you Lucy and Captain you were both outstanding
— Carla N Frank Kennison, Sept 2015
My family really enjoyed your tour. My husband and I and son and nephew will do this again. This was our 3rd tour to shell island, first one with Rover. Lucy was very nice and interesting to talk to. My son and nephew are 8yrs.old and never complained at all. They are excited to see thier pictures. My nehew steered the boat with John and enjoyed it. Thank you !!
— Maria Shelton Curl, Sept 2015
The most AMAZING EXPERIENCE in my ten years of vacationing in Myrtle Beach..we found tons of large whelk shells, three starfish, a giant horseshoe crab, coral and saw a school of dolphins within ten feet of the boat. I cannot recommend this experience enough. Thank you for priceless memories!!
— Jill Spayde Cline, Aug 2015
Definitely worth the price and hour drive from Myrtle Beach. Great history on the area that we had never heard before. Nature at it’s finest, even with boatloads of people combing the sand for shell treasures. Would go again!
— Terry Mandell, Aug 2015
I/We are Rover Repeaters and love the boat ride, history lesson and visiting North Island. I would do it every day, just to relax on the pontoon and hang out at the Island. Cost is a bargain; captain and tour guides are great at what they do. Definitely a tour to take visitors on; they will be impressed !
— Joan Heid, Oct 2014
This was a fantastic trip. I’m so glad we did it. The nature was fantastic and the information passed on was phenomenal. Thanks to both Ellie and the Capt and all the crew on the shore that made this a great day.
— Robert Milne, June 2014
My husband and I took the tour 6/14/14 and had a wonderful time. Your guide is funny, she gives you a great history lesson along the way, and you have so much fun shelling on North Island. She gives you great tips on how to find the best shells, the Captain is nice & lets the children drive the boat. They make it a great family experience, it is well worth the money. I can’t wait to come back next year and bring all of our kids!
— Lisha Kay, June 2014
What a great trip we had. We saw dolphins up close to the boat. North Island was great for shell hunters. I could not ask for a better trip. WE WILL DEFINITELY DO THIS AGAIN.
— Mary Plyler, June 2014
We toured on May 28! It was amazing! Dolphins right beside the boat in the water, 36 gorgeous shells in all on our hunt, beautiful scenery, and lots of history! Highly recommend this tour, for all ages!
— Cory Buck, May 2014
This trip is a steal for anyone, and a romantic sunset cruise for couples. This cruise shows you the water in Georgetown, then cruises out to the island at the mouth of Winyah Bay on the Atlantic. Great narration and history lesson, plus Bald Eagles, Dolphins, and sea life on our cruise. They give you an hour to stroll the island and collect shells. We brought a picnic. The ride back is done at sunset and was exceptional. Great folks, fun trip. Worth the money! Oh yes, there IS a potty on the boat, and you can buy water onboard too.
— Marc Visited August 2013
Just wanted to let you guys know this. Me and my family stopped by Georgetown last summer on vacation and took your tour and loved it!!!! This year we are in Florida and went on another boat tour and it may have been good had we not went on yours but yours blew it out of the water!! There were signs on their boat that said a 15-20% tip is customary when we paid they mentioned a tip was customary.. With you guys the experience was much more down to earth you let my little brother drive the boat I mean you guys may have the best boat tour in the country as far as I’m concerned. These people were all about the money and nothing more the whole tour was rushed they just wanted rid of everyone.
— Brandon Edwards
We took a 10 day RV trip through 5 states stopping along the way. We stopped to take your tour to break up a days travel and your boat tour was a trip favorite for the whole family. It was well organized, enjoyable and very educational. Garrett was an amazing guide with a wealth a information on his home town. His passion pours out and he is an exceptional young man who can interact with all ages! John (?) was a great driver, informative as well, and so sweet to the children. He went out of his way to make them feel special. The whelks we found are our most prized treasures from our whole trip. Keep up the good work and thank you again for a wonderful time.
— Kimber Camp
I spent the last day of my vacation on this tour with my daughter and son-in-law. We found awesome shells, got some fantastic photos, learned so much about the history of the area. I had the time of my life. It is definitely on my “to do” list for my next visit. Washington State is a long ways from Georgetown so it will be awhile, but it will happen again. Thank you, Rover Tours, for an absolutely awesome afternoon!
— Wanda Clark