The waters around North Myrtle Beach are a favorite playground for kayakers, paddle boarders, and of course, bottlenose dolphins. Dolphin watching in North Myrtle Beach is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike, and we have gathered the best places to see dolphins on the Grand Strand:
For those who want to get up close to dolphins there are friendly dolphin-watching tour companies including Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises and Sea Screamer. If you are feeling more adventurous, Action Water Sportz, Myrtle Beach Watersports, Strand Watersports and Thomas Outdoors Water Sports all offer jet ski dolphin tours! These tours typically last between 1-2 hours and can be offered throughout the day from morning until sunset. The dolphin watching tours offer a unique experience to see dolphins in their pod and natural habitat (plus a lot of places offer free tickets on another ride you don’t see any!)
For those who want to stay surfside there are many opportunities to see dolphins from the shore. Marinas and piers are good places to watch for dolphins- anywhere they have a chance to catch a fish from fellow fishers (like Cherry Grove Fishing Pier). It is easiest to watch for these sea creatures when the water is calm. There is no specific time of day when you are more likely to see dolphins but many people see these playful creatures on early morning and evening walks when you can watch the sunrise or sunset.
Whether you watch these fun animals by boat or boardwalk, we hope they will be another memorable experience while you’re here in North Myrtle Beach!