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Myrtle Beach Watersports

03/15/2022

Myrtle Beach is home to beautiful beaches, award-winning golf, delicious dining, and of course, endless fun! But let’s face it, summers in Myrtle Beach are scorching! What better way to cool down than enjoying a day on the ocean exploring all of the watersports that the Grand Strand has to offer? We’ve put together a list of the best watersport options convenient to The Coral Beach Resort.

a couple jet skiing on the ocean, the top watersport in myrtle beach

Jet Ski Rentals in Myrtle Beach

Jet skiing is one of the most popular watersports in Myrtle Beach. From the crashing ocean waves to the scenery-filled waterway and secluded river canals, the Grand Strand provides endless options for jet skiing adventures. Check out the best jet ski rentals in Myrtle Beach, and prepare for a vacation to remember.  

Shawn’s Backwater Adventure

Choose from four different Jet Ski rental options at Shawn’s Backwater Adventure. Whether you want to explore historic plantations on a relaxing waterway ride or you’re an adrenaline junky with a need for speed, they have the perfect rental for you and your family!

Drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid license but additional riders are only $20. The best news is that kids 12 and under ride free! Jet ski rentals start at $199 and lessons start at $130 for anyone interested in learning a new sport. Shawn’s Backwater Adventure is located at 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, just 4.5 miles from our oceanfront resort. Find out more on their website or you can give them a call at (843) 353-7020.

Island Adventure Watersports

Island Adventure Watersports offers two jet ski experiences: a self-guided 1-hour rental and a 2-hour backcountry jet ski tour. Whichever you choose, we can promise it won’t disappoint! Both rides occur on the Intercoastal Waterway so you’ll have a calmer ride that is great for younger kids.

Jet ski rentals start at $95/hour with no additional charge for a second rider. Backcountry jet ski tours are 2-hours in length, cost $200 and a second rider is free. All drivers must be 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. Island Adventure Watersports is located at 5843 Dick Pond Road. Book online for the best deals or contact them at (843) 650-7003.

Myrtle Beach Watersports

Myrtle Beach Watersports has several jet ski rental and tour options, but the most unique are their dolphin-watch jet ski tours. From their North Myrtle Beach location, riders can choose either a one-hour or two-hour dolphin excursion. Riders will leave from the NMB location at Harbourgate Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, travel north to the Little River, which will lead you into the Atlantic Ocean.

Dolphin-watch jet ski tours start at $249 with a $10 charge for a second rider. Drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license. Dolphin sightings can’t be guaranteed, but the guides try to make time for a stop at one of the barrier islands if time permits. Visit the Myrtle Beach Watersports website for a full list of jet ski rental options or give them a call at (843) 280-7777.

Downwind Sails Watersports

Downwind Sails Watersports has been providing watersport rentals and activities to the Grand Strand since 1978. Their jet ski rentals are only available at the 29th Avenue S location, but it’s only a minute drive from our Myrtle Beach resort. You and your family will enjoy a truly unique ocean excursion.

Downwind Sails prides themselves on hiring trained professionals who are CPR and US Coast Guard certified, as safety is their top priority. Drivers must be 16 years old with a valid driver’s license, and riders must be at least 42 inches tall. Reservations are not required and walk-ups are always welcome. Tours start at $99/half hour. Visit the Downwind Sails website or give them a call at (843) 448-7245 for more information.

a couple parasailing over the ocean, one of the top myrtle beach watersports

Parasailing in Myrtle Beach

Experience beautiful scenery, view sea creatures below, and have a definite adrenaline rush as you soar 300 feet above the Atlantic Ocean! Downwind Sails Watersports has two locations along the Myrtle Beach boulevard, but their 3rd Avenue S location is most convenient to our Myrtle Beach resort.

Begin your parasailing fun by riding out into the ocean on a banana boat shuttle with your family. Once you get to the boat, you’ll board and prepare for an adventure as you’re strapped into the parasail! The duration of the parasail ride is approximately 8-10 minutes and the height requirement for riders is at least 42 inches. There are single, double, and triple riding flights available.

The current price per flyer is $84, and reservations can be made by visiting the Downwind Sails website or by giving them a call at (843) 236-7245. If parasailing has ever been on your bucket list, you can’t miss this awesome watersport in Myrtle Beach!

Guided Kayaking Tours along the Grand Strand

While watersports in the ocean are what most people think of when they hear “Myrtle Beach watersports,” the Grand Strand is also home to beautiful rivers and marshes that feature water activities, as well! Black River Outdoors offers several guided kayaking tours through the Murrells Inlet Salt Marsh and along the Waccamaw River. 

No matter which kayaking tour you choose, you’ll experience the wonders of the amazing local ecosystems and encounter a variety of wildlife. In the marshes, expect to see turtles, dolphins, crabs and oysters. Along the river, you might catch a glimpse of an alligator, non-venomous snake, osprey and an array of fish. 
This Myrtle Beach watersport company offers 2-hour tours for $40 and 4-hour tours for $60. All necessary equipment is included including paddles and life jackets.  For more information or to book your kayak tour with Black River Outdoors, visit their website or call at (843) 546-4840.

a teenager wakeboarding on the intracoastal waterway

“Wake-sports” in Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for a fun way to make a splash and cool down, a “wake-sport” adventure is for you! Island Adventure Watersports offers wakeboarding, wake surfing, water skiing and tubing experiences for up to six guests at a time. “Wake-sports” are very similar to a surfboard being pulled behind a boat. You’ll be able to attempt various acrobatic maneuvers including jumps, dips, turns, and dives.

Enjoy truly a unique adventure along the lush Intracoastal Waterway and Waccamaw River. Island Adventure Watersports boasts a brand new 21’ Super Air Nautique Professional wakeboarding boat captained by their trained staff. Visit Island Adventure Watersports’ website for more information and to book your “wake-sport” experience today!

If you don’t feel like getting wet but still want to enjoy being out on the water, check out the best boat tours in Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach Summer Vacation

It’s never too late to start planning your summer vacation to Myrtle Beach. Whether you choose jet skiing down the winding canals of the Waccamaw River or kayaking through the marshes of Murrells Inlet, you really can’t go wrong with watersports in Myrtle Beach

Book your next beach getaway at Coral Beach Resort & Suites to enjoy spacious oceanfront suites and five on-site dining options. Your kids will love the oceanfront children’s water park and the Entertainment Zone featuring 8 bowling lanes and an arcade. Adults love the upscale adult-only bar and the numerous indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs

What are you waiting for? Discover the sweet deals available on your next stay at Coral Beach Resort.