Fall is fast approaching which means cooler weather and fewer crowds. Take advantage of this beautiful time of year by enjoying one of the area’s many guided tours. From plantation tours to dolphin tours, you can explore a variety of topics and areas by land, water, or sea! Check out some of our favorite tours during your next Myrtle Beach adventure:
La Belle Amie Vineyard Tour
– Wine aficionados and neophytes alike are sure to enjoy the scenic and educational aspects of a La Belle Amie Vineyard tour. Located just north of Myrtle Beach in the quaint town of Little River, La Belle Amie has been owned by the Bellamy family for since the 1800’s. They grow a variety of grapes and produce several seasonal wines that are very popular among visitors and locals alike! Self guided tours are available Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm or professional guided tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am (weather permitting). Private tours for groups of 15 or more are also available by appointment. All tours are hosted by the owner, Vicki, and guests can expect to gain knowledge of the farm operations, the wine making process, and the history of La Belle Amie. Call (843) 399-9463 for more information.
Hopsewee Plantation Tour
– Located on the outskirts of the Grand Strand just outside of Georgetown, SC lays Hopseewee Plantation
. This spacious plantation home rests along the North Santee River and has been fully restored to its original glory. With over 150 years of history, it’s not hard to see why this fascinating tour appeals to the masses. Guests can enjoy a “cellar to attic” guided tour that lasts approximately an hour and takes guests throughout each room of the home. The knowledgeable guide will provide stories and history throughout the tour and will be able to answer any of your questions. Guests are then invited to enjoy a relaxing afternoon meal at the tea room. Tours take place from 10am – 4om throughout the week and are available by appointments on the weekends as well. Call (843) 546-7891 for more information.
– Experience a totally new point of view and a thrilling experience with a guided helicopter tour of the beach! There are several companies that offer a wide variety of tours so it won’t be hard to do a little research and find the time and price point that are right for your group. Some shorter tours span two miles and circle popular attractions, like Broadway at the Beach or the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, while others take guests on a longer ride to North Myrtle Beach or even North Carolina. Prices vary but start at only $20 / person and go up from there. Ask your reservations specialist about more information on local helicopter tour companies.
New South Brewery
– Head to New South Brewery for one of the tastiest tours in town! This local brewery pumps out several seasonal micro-brew varieties that are wildly popular along the east coast. Favorites include the white ale, nut brown ale, Oktoberfest, and the lager – to name a few. Stop by on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon at 3pm for a guided tour of the beer making facilities followed by a tasting session in the sampling room. The knowledgeable staff will go through the fermentation process and speak specifically about the history of the company and how New South got its start. Call (843) 916-2337 for more information.
Plantation River Tour
– Experience the scenic sights and sounds of the Waccamaw River with a relaxing river tour. Plantation River Tours offers boat tours along the historic rivers of the low country. In addition to a plethora of local wild and plant life, guests will be able to view historical plantation homes located along the river. The tour guide serves as a narrator and educates guests on the rich history that this region in known for. Plantation tours typically last between 2 – 2.5 hours and begin in Murrells Inlet at Wacca Wache Marina. Call (843) 651-2994 for more information.
– Get up close and personal with some of nature’s friendliest creatures with a dolphin tour. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are native to the east coast and can be seen by taking a short drive out to sea. These nautical creatures are highly intelligent and typically travel in “pods” of about 20-30 mammals. Once the captain located a pod they will carefully position the boat closer to the group so guests can see these majestic creatures in person. Though seeing a dolphin or two is not guaranteed, there will be plenty of other wildlife to see, including turtles, fish, birds, and much more. There are several companies that offer dolphin tours in the area, just ask your reservations specialist for more information.