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Valynda G wrote a review Aug 2021
94 contributions5 helpful votes
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The Banana Boat Ride was an excursion we were anticipating on our Myrtle Beach vacation. I called 3 times. First because the # listed was for another location, second to confirm pricing, and 3rd for directions. I was quoted $75 for 3 people as the price is $25 per individual (ame as online). We walked a half an hour in the hot Carolina Sun and upon arrival were told the price would be $80 and some change due to tax. Luckily, we brought exactly $80. However, the older lady (who was also the person I spoke to on the phone) was very hesitant about letting us by with the change (.26). I was appalled by that and even more so the vibe we felt towards our hue. Then there was an unfriendly older man who kept telling (only me) not to pannick if I see a shark right before it was our turn. With that being said, the Banana Boat Ride was exciting, scary, and strenuous because you're holding on for dear life. The ride was a bit rough and the salt water was somewhat unbearable, making it hard to see the beautiful ocean and surroundings. I fell into the boat but our guide was alert, noticed right away, and stopped so I could adjust. Back on shore the young lady issuing the vests allowed us time to take pics in/on Banana Boat as our phone was checked due to water.. We all enjoyed the experience but but it would have been better with goggles and friendly and understanding customer service.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Brittney S wrote a review Aug 2021
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It was an awesome experience and the staff was very cool and made conversation as well. I would recommend to anyone visiting Myrtle. Very fun and peaceful.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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beachlover wrote a review Aug 2021
12 contributions3 helpful votes
Ok.. so let me start off by saying that this is not my first time riding a banana boat but it will be my last. It was myself, my husband and two boys ( 11years old, 13years old) that went for the ride. I think the driver was trying to throw us off and eventually threw me off twice. The first time was out in the ocean and he did not even realize that he had lost me, my husband had to scream for him, then I climb back up which is not easy in the least, we start going again and when we got closer to shore he hit another wave and threw me and my son off but we were able to walk back on shore from there. This was super scary to me.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Taylor S wrote a review Jul 2021
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We went to the 410 S Ocean Blvd location and had a great time. Staff was extremely friendly. My youngest daughter was just tall enough to ride and they were all very helpful getting her on and off the boats. Banana boat was a fun way to get to the boat. James and Noah on the boat were great with my kids, Noah even gave my youngest a shark tooth! Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Sarah B wrote a review Jul 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a great experience! Check in was smooth and the staff was friendly. Banana boat was a fun way to get to the parasail boat.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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