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Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover

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So much fun!

This is a beach combing/shell hunting and lighthouse viewing boat tour. Our naturalist, Ben... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly M
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Welland, Ontario, Canada
excellent

This is a wonderful beachcombing experience that is very educational about the local history of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BackPacker533317
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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735 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beach combing/shell hunting and lighthouse viewing boat tour. Our naturalist, Ben, provided a ton of very interesting information on our way to North Island. Once at the island we had lots of time to see what interesting shells, driftwood etc. we could...More

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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful beachcombing experience that is very educational about the local history of the Georgetown area. Plenty of time to shell on the beach and North Island is always beautiful. I DEFINITELY RECOMEND THIS TRIP TO EVERYONE!!!

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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and the awesome 5 star rating! We are delighted you enjoyed you cruise. We hope your Rover Tours' adventure will become a vacation tradition.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great trip today with Captain David and Ben. The trip the North Island didn’t take much more than an hour and Ben pointed out a good amount of local historical points of interest and and some good information amount the waterway system...More

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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing Rover Tours and the wonderful 5 star review. We are sorry that your shelling experience was not what you expected, you definitely have to look for them. Shell collecting is sort of like fishing, you don't always get what you want. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the tours are fantastic. The history of the Georgetown area is outstanding. The plantation tours give a clear understanding of the original owners of the various plantations and the evolution of those plantations to current times. Well worth the time and money!More

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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review and for joining Rover Tours on our Historic Hobcaw House Cruise! We are thrilled to partner with Hobcaw Barony. The cruise to Hobcaw House, for a tour of Bernard Baruch's winter hunting retreat, and the plantation history is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful trip with capt Dave and Tom. Found some great shells 🐚 others on the boat found good shells too. Even if no shells were found the island is beautiful and the ride is beautiful.More

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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We wish it had been 5 Stars. David and Tom are definitely a wonderful asset to Rover Tours family. We're glad your shelling adventure brought you great treasures, and yes it's only part of the expedition. The island and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a tour with this company today and I would have to say there has got to be something better out there! 1st of all, we paid $30 for our 7 year old to ride and she had no seat to sit in....More

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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am truly sorry that your experience was not enjoyable. Let me respond to your complaints: On your particular cruise we were not at capacity (41), which is rare, so there were 7 (SEVEN) available seats on the boat, on either side of the Captain....More

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We brought our younger children (6 and 2 year old) and they absolutely loved this shelling tour. The wife and I enjoyed the narration through the tour as well. Our only wish was more time on the North Island as it was absolutely beautiful.

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Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled ya'll chose to ride with us. We wish it was feasible to offer more time on the island. When it's 110°+, the hour+ on the island is too long. Please join us for another great adventure.

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Nightmare!!!!! Booked a tour four two children and two adults. The cost was _140.00! When we got on the boat there was not seating for all of us and had to hold children on our laps after paying for them a seat at $30.00 a...More

Thank Tammy S
Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Let me respond to another review from you. Again, I'm so sorry you were disappointed. There is ample seating on board. Your confirmation email states that guests are required to check in 30 minutes before departure, so that you can get the seats most comfortable...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This is our second time doing this. The guides are great, the trip is great. The island is so neat. You have to be fast to the jedis if you want to find the good shells. A lot of cool history too.

Thank Traveller6520
Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thanks you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to have you as a Rover repeater and can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

We packed a cooler and boarded the Rover Tours to head out to North Island. The trip to the island is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, depending on weather and tides. The trip out is full of historical narration. Once on the island, we...More

Thank Denise C
Tamela W, Owner at Rover Boat Tours - Carolina Rover, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thanks for the great review. We are thrilled your adventure was such a wonderful experience. Why only 4 stars?

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Brad M
April 7, 2017|
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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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lkkalj
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Tamela W | Property representative |
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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nrmnates
April 25, 2016|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
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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