3 fun things to do for your Myrtle Beach getaway

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If you’re in Myrtle Beach and not having a blast? You must be doing it wrong.

There’s a reason Myrtle Beach is such a hot destination for cool summer fun. There’s literally something for everyone here. From high adventures to laying low, your trip itinerary can fill up with a ton of activities – or lots of relaxing nothing-at-all.

In this post, we’ve chosen some of the more popular activities Myrtle Beach visitors seek when they vacation here. Also, we want to give you details about how you can go about making reservations or otherwise setting up your dream getaway to include them.

So, check them out. Out of hundreds of things to do in Myrtle Beach, here are 3 of our favorites:

A couple Kayaking and a couple Paddle Boarding

1. Deep-sea and near-shore fishing

Locals and visitors alike answer the call of the blue ocean waters off Myrtle Beach. Some sports fishermen cast from piers or on-shore, while others head to open waters on a charter. The catch of the day includes Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Red Fish, and several other magnificent fish. There are plenty of services in Myrtle Beach that specialize in everything from on-shore to deep-water fishing.

How it works

Charters typically hold 6-12 fishermen. A smaller boat will afford you a more personal experience. Most companies offer full- and half-day charters. Bigger boats can take you an hour out into the Atlantic for an incredible experience.

Where you go to do it

Carolina Guide Service

Light-tackle, shallow-water sight-fishing, saltwater fly fishing, inshore and near-shore charters are their specialty. They cater to all skill levels out on area saltwater estuaries.

Crazy Sister Marina

Head to Murrells Inlet for equipment rentals, fishing charters, and tours. Fish on the head boat or opt for near-shore fishing. Crazy Sister also rents boats, jet skis, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Aerial View of the Big M Casino Boats

2. Dinner cruises

Fresh seafood along the Intracoastal Waterway. Elegant waterfront dining. Casual fare and signature drinks on an oceanside veranda. Dinner at Myrtle Beach is far from ordinary. Choose your meal aboard a large ship with breathtaking views of the area. There are even cruises with Vegas-style gambling aboard. For a slower pace, go with a smooth ride on the Intracoastal Waterway. Myrtle Beach vessels have indoor and outdoor seating options, too.

How it works

In Myrtle Beach, you can easily go in comfort and style. Many boats are Coast Guard-inspected. They often offer spectacular views, air-conditioned spaces, and fully-licensed captains. See the sights of the region and get affordable deals for area cuisine, too.

Where to go to do it

Big M Casino

Out of Little River, this service offers two luxury yachts for day and evening cruises. Must be 21 or older. The excursion includes a buffet and games. Visit the website for the cruise schedule.

View from parasailing

3. Parasailing

You’ve probably marveled at seeing parasailers out on the Atlantic. With a Myrtle Beach captain at the helm, you too could take to the skies above the ocean. Just imagine the views on a summer day on the Grand Strand. Also known as parakiting or parascending, parasailing rides typically last 8-9 minutes. You’ll be trained on what to do and getting familiar with the equipment you’ll use during the ride.

How it works

You’re safely harnessed into a seat. A boat crew pulls you along to a slow, safe ascent as you’re tethered to the craft. Easy as 1-2-3, you lift into the sky with your specially designed canopy wing for a thrilling ride! It’s perfect for thrill-seekers of any age or experience level.

Where you go to do it

Downwind Sail Watersports

They’ve been in the watersports business in Myrtle Beach since 1981. Choose between a dry run and one in which you’ll dip down into the ocean occasionally.

Express Watersports

Express Watersports has served Myrtle Beach for more than 18 years from Murrells Inlet. This family-friendly Watersports Resort Center, provides free parking, changing rooms, and more.

Where to stay when you play

Whether you’re in Myrtle Beach to soar above the waves, land a lunker Black Drum, or play your best hand on a casino cruise, you’ll need a home base. Compass Cove Resort gives you just that, right the center of it all.

For generations, Myrtle Beach vacationers have enjoyed well-appointed 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom condominiums and on-site amenities at Compass Cove. With more than 530 rooms, 23 pool features, and 6 indoor and outdoor pools, there’s enough fun to last all day right where you are. Especially when you factor in 3 indoor and outdoor lazy rivers, 7 hot tubs, and kiddie pools.


Amenities just keep on coming, with an oceanside pool deck, shuffleboard, and more.

Choose your room today and make plans to stay at Compass Cove Resort this summer in Myrtle Beach.