Myrtle Beach Watersports


Is there a better way to cool off than enjoying a day exploring Myrtle Beach watersports? While the Grand Strand is home to beautiful beaches, award-winning golf and endless fun, summer is scorching. We’ve put together a list of the best water sports Myrtle Beach has to offer nearby The Coral Beach Resort. Add them to your vacation itinerary and keep your cool in the summer heat.

Jet Ski Rentals in Myrtle Beach

Jet skiing is one of the most popular water sports in Myrtle Beach. From crashing ocean waves to scenic waterways 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.  

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

Shawn’s Backwater Adventure

Choose from four 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 junkie with a need for speed, they have the perfect rental for you and your family. 

Drivers must be at least 16 years old and hold a valid license, and children under 12 ride for free! Additional riders are only a $20 add-on to your jet ski rental. Shawn’s Backwater Adventure is located at 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, just 4.5 miles from our oceanfront resort. Learn more about Myrtle Beach jet ski rentals on their website or give them a call at (843) 353-7020.

Aloha Watersports

Aloha Watersports specializes in jet ski rentals for all experience levels, even the absolute novice. Aloha’s professional guides make sure each rider feels confident and safe before taking off into the wild blue yonder. Their jet skis are large enough for two people, but handle well for anyone desiring to pilot the jet ski solo. Aloha offers straight hourly jet ski rentals as well as dolphin tours from their rental location in North Myrtle Beach. Call them at (843) 249-9908 for more information.

Myrtle Beach Watersports

Myrtle Beach Watersports offers a variety of jet ski rental and tour options. The most unique might be the dolphin-watch jet ski tour from their North Myrtle Beach location at Harbourgate Marina. Riders can choose either a one or two-hour group dolphin excursion, or choose to take a two-hour private dolphin watching tour.

Drivers must be at least 16 years old and hold a valid driver’s license. Dolphin sightings can’t be guaranteed, but morning tours are recommended if you want the best chance to see them. The guides will 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.

Parasailing in Myrtle Beach

If you want a breathtaking view of the coast, parasailing in Myrtle Beach is an experience you won’t want to miss. Glide above the ocean in a solo flight or grab a partner to share the excitement with.

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

Downwind Sails

Downwind Sails features two convenient locations for anyone who wants to experience some of the best parasailing in Myrtle Beach. Each location is situated along South Ocean Boulevard, but the 3rd Avenue S location is most convenient to our resort. You’ll board the banana boat shuttle to your parasailing boat, where you’ll harness into the ride of a lifetime. Downwind Sails offers single, double, and triple flights so you can ride solo or enjoy this adventure with friends. You’ll soar 400 feet above the ocean, offering you the perfect opportunity to observe sea life.

New Wave Watersports

Discover more parasailing in Myrtle Beach at New Wave Watersports, located on the beach behind Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub. New Wave offers an outstanding parasailing trip, with Coast Guard safety-certified parasailing boats operated by licensed boat captains. Delight in bird’s-eye panoramic views as the captains do all the work to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Triple flights are available so you can ride with family or friends. Call (843) 361-3322 to book an adventure.

Express Watersports

For the highest and longest parasailing flight at Myrtle Beach, book with Express Watersports, located 11 miles south of Coral Beach Resort & Suites. Enjoy a full 10- to 12-minute experience at 500 feet in the air, while searching for marine life. Your boat operator may even offer you the option of a “dip” in the ocean during your flight. Express Watersports includes an affordable photo add-on so you can leave your Myrtle Beach parasailing adventure with professional photos on the boat and in the air. Express Watersports also provides free parking, showers, and changing rooms. Call (843) 357-7777 to reserve.

Myrtle Beach Kayak Tours

While many vacationers in Myrtle Beach choose ocean watersports, the Grand Strand is also home to beautiful rivers and marshes perfect for leisurely kayak tours and eco-adventures. You’ll find plenty of guided kayak tours in Myrtle Beach, plus kayak rentals so you can explore on your own.

Black River Outdoors

Black River Outdoors offers fascinating guided kayak tours through the Murrells Inlet Salt Marsh and in the cypress forest of the Waccamaw River. Whichever kayaking tour you choose, you’ll experience the wonders of our 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 or non-venomous snake, and you’re likely to spot osprey and fish. Call (843) 546-4840 to book your kayaking adventure.

Jack’s Surf Lessons & Board Rentals

Yes, Jack’s gives amazing surf boarding lessons, but they also lead some of the best kayak tours in Myrtle Beach. Less than two miles from our resort, Jack’s offers sunrise and sunset kayak tours, where you can spot local marine or river wildlife in their natural environment. Book with Jack’s kayak tour for a chance to spot river otters on the Waccamaw or loggerheads in Murrells Inlet. If you have other plans for sunrise and sunset, Jack’s also provides private kayak tours to suit your schedule. Give their team a call at (843) 647-7471 or book your kayak tour online.

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions

If you’re up for traveling to North Myrtle Beach for a water adventure, check out Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. The original NMB tour company, Great Escapes offers guided Myrtle Beach kayak tours and regular hourly kayak rentals. You’ll find ample water environments to explore with this company, from wildlife refuges on the Waccamaw River to private barrier islands and coastal marshes. If you want to paddle out on your own and you simply need a boat, Great Escapes will help you create your own tour of these same environments using their equipment. Rental prices vary depending on where you go and for how long. Call (843)-241-4588 to reserve.

Myrtle Beach Wakeboarding 

If  you’re looking for the latest water sport craze in Myrtle Beach, a wake sport adventure is for you! Wake sports, including wakeboarding and wake skating, are like riding a surfboard being pulled behind a boat. You’ll be able to attempt various acrobatic maneuvers including jumps, dips, turns, and dives. Check out some of the area’s top companies below.

a teenager wakeboarding on the intracoastal waterway

Island Adventure Water Sports

Enjoy a truly unique adventure along the lush Intracoastal Waterway and Waccamaw River with Island Adventure Watersports. Their zippy, brand new 21’ Super Air Nautique Professional wakeboarding boat is captained by their trained staff. If you’re a beginner or you want to learn the exciting sport of wakeboarding, Island Adventure Water Sports has staff available for training and instruction. You’ll definitely get your wakeboarding fix during a two- or three-hour private wakeboarding trip with Island Adventure Water Sports. Book your adventure at (843) 650-7003.

Shark Park 843

Greg Norman, Jr.’s Shark Park 843 is about a half hour drive north of our resort, but worth the trip for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience. Shark Park 843 is an amusement park for water sport enthusiasts, and especially for wakeboarders. A wakeboarder himself, Norman developed Shark Park as a family-friendly attraction built around a wakeboarding cable park. Plus, he included an exciting water-based obstacle course for kids of all ages. Shark Wake Park features cable-led (not boat-led) wakeboarding, knee boarding, wake skating, foil boarding, and water skiing. Note that Shark Park is open only during the summer season, and closes for the off-season. If you need an adrenaline fix or fun for the entire family, Shark Park should top your Myrtle Beach vacation itinerary. Call (843) 399-9253 or visit the website to learn more.

Whether you enjoy jet skiing on the open ocean or kayaking through the salt marshes of Murrells Inlet, you can’t go wrong with Myrtle Beach watersports. If you’re looking for something more relaxing on the water, check out the best boat tours in Myrtle Beach.

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