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Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover

271 reviews
Georgetown, SC, USA
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About Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover
The Carolina Rover will take you, your family and friends out on a 4 hour Eco-tourism cruise that is guaranteed to be unlike any other attraction along the Grand Strand. Our comfortable shaded 40 ft. Pontoon boat will cruise on smooth inland waters to a remote barrier island where the Winyah Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. We take you through a bird-watcher's paradise to South Carolina's oldest lighthouse, the Georgetown Light, 1811, that lit the way for two centuries for seafarers. You will then be able to explore and beachcomb where the sea unfolds her secrets depositing an ever-changing array of shelling opportunities. During this adventure you will see the sight of the Civil War wreck of the Union flagship, the USS Harvest Moon, and our naturalists will give an informative commentary on the historic plantation tidelands. Keep an eye out for such wildlife as Dolphins, Bald Eagles, Alligators, and Sturgeon! This cruise is a wonderful unique experience for all ages.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this boat tour out to the islands to see lighthouses as well as go shell hunting. This was money well spent as our captain was very knowledgeable as well as the wonderful tour guide a local gentleman who told us stories all along the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Rover Tours and for your wonderful review! We are so fortunate to have a great staff that love to share our "little piece of heaven" with Rover Tours' guest.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Allow about 5 hours total. We went on the evening cruise and there were virtually no shells on the island. The boat ride was a little rough but they made it fun. They have water for sale on the boat. There is a bathroom on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CharlieBrown0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had more fun on this tour then a dolphin tour we had taken the day before! We saw dolphins, a bald eagle, a gator.. among other wildlife.. the island was covered in shells to search for.. the tour is definitely a great time for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Amanda E
Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the stellar rating! We are overjoyed to hear of your wonderful adventure with Rover Tours. Spread the word far & near. We can't wait to see y'all again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing boat tour, with a local history lesson of Georgetown. We spent time on remote beach hunting sea shells

Date of experience: July 2019
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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are delighted you enjoyed your adventure and can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed July 10, 2019

This tour is well worth it. Captain David clearly is an experienced seaman. No worries when he is at the helm. Judd does an excellent job of telling you the history and other facts of the area. It was really fun to get off at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful recommendation. We are very fortunate to have David and Judd in our Rover family, as they both do an excellent job and are great guys too. We so pleased you enjoyed your adventure and can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

The boat ride was excellent! Very relaxing. David was our captain and Judd our mate. We learned so much history from the revolutionary war to today. I had no idea how important Georgetown was to so much history. The island is beautiful and unspoiled by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michelle M
Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Thank you for your stellar review! We're pleased you enjoyed your adventure with Rover Tours.

Reviewed June 30, 2019

If you love history and nature, then this is the activity for you! This boat tour features an excellent tour guide, Judd, who entertains and educates the audience the entire way out to North Island. He tells of Civil War history, rice plantation history, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you for the stellar review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your adventure with Rover Tours. Judd is a valued member of our Rover family and always does an excellent job. We love sharing our home with guests! Thanks for choosing Rover Tours. We can't...More

Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Great experience. Found many great shells, and a whale vertebrae. The Captain and tour leader were very knowledgeable and entertaining. A little cool, so plan accordingly.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing Rover Tours and for sharing your experience. We're so glad you enjoyed your adventure.

Reviewed June 15, 2019

We are lighthouse fanatics and my husband found Rover Tours on FB. I checked out their website, made reservations and planned a road trip to Georgetown. What a great historical town. We went out on the morning tour with Rover Boat tours and had a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Thank you for choosing to ride with Rover Tours. We're so pleased you enjoyed your cruise. We're very proud of our staff. They all absolutely love their jobs. It's always a pleasure to hear such wonderful compliments.

Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Very friendly company. Liked how they had ask us questions. The boat was very clean. The crew was good.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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Brad M
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Response from Tamela W | Property representative |
We carry up to 41 passengers. In 2016 96.7% of our trips had 40-41 passengers.
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We only sell bottled water for $1.00 each (cash). You are urged to bring drinks (you will need to hydrate) and snacks or a picnic to be consumed on the cruise (you will get hungry). All coolers should be 12 pack or smaller... More
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You can get a wheel chair down to the boat. But I do remember that I had to step from ramp down into the boat but the best thing to do is call the office, since they might have a ramp that would make is handicap access.
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