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Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover

Georgetown, SC, USA
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About Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover
The Carolina Rover 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 cruises 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. 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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ikner005 wrote a review Jan 6
Creedmoor, North Carolina117 contributions28 helpful votes
Found this last minute excursion on Facebook. The weather was horrible, but we had a great time. The captain and mate were very entertaining and informative about the area. We can’t wait to take the trip again... maybe when it’s not raining 😄😄
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Date of experience: January 2021
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rfriis wrote a review Dec 2020
Greenville, South Carolina18 contributions7 helpful votes
Great tour! Funny, kind tour guide. Great for couples and families. More shells than we could carry and North Island is simply stunning.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Travnur wrote a review Nov 2020
Muskegon, Michigan216 contributions59 helpful votes
I love to go shelling and signed up as soon as I saw this option while staying at Myrtle Beach. We also were looking for a lighthouse tour and were disappointed that we could not even get on the property. We actually volunteer at one of our local lighthouses on Lake Michigan living in the apartment with 4 others for 2 weeks a summer. This is an active light called Big Sable Point that was built in 1867 that is located on a point out into the lake and is 2 miles from an active shipping lane that takes ocean going freighters down to Chicago and ore carriers from Minnesota to South Chicago. We have hundreds of visitors that climb 130 steps to the top. I really question the reason of 911 as the excuse to stay off the property I have never seen so many shells in one place. We collected our buckets full. The interpreter, First Mate was very knowledgeable about the shells, birds, submerged ships, and plantations. He obviously loves his job as does the Capt and it shows. Would repeat this again in a heartbeat. Bring a jacket for the ride back.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Maria K wrote a review Oct 2020
Independence, Kentucky27 contributions4 helpful votes
Went with 2 of my friends on a day trip...we half day anyway. I have to preface this by saying that I had taking their competitor Captain Rod's trip 2 years ago just before he retired. The actual trip to the island is of course the same but the narration that accompanies it is different as you would expect. The other trip had more local legend and ecology and history I thought... If I had taken this trip first I might have rated it higher. Our guide was really very good and such a pleasant person. We didn't find a lot of shells but they can't help that. I would still recommend the trip just because it is so pleasant and frankly, I LOVED how many eagles we saw on this trip. I am sure not sorry I went.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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travelwriter52 wrote a review Sep 2020
Clinton, South Carolina2,887 contributions260 helpful votes
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Honestly, I only went on the tour to see the lighthouse (Georgetown Lighthouse). But I got a whole lot more. On the way out I saw two eagles. While on the island, I had a pleasant walk on the beach. I didn't find shells, but others found whelks (when you are slow, the people ahead will find the shells). On the way out, they showed us the lighthouse. I was disappointed to find out that they couldn't take us to the dock to see it up close, but apparently since 9-11, that is not allowed. On the way back we saw dolphins. The only negative was that they confirmation email emphasized that we needed to be there at 9 am and no one showed up till 9:15 am. The tour guide later explained to me that the person who was supposed to open up and process the customers had an issue and she was called in to substitute. So that is at least forgivable.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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