North Myrtle Beach Intracoastal Waterway & Landings

Charter a boat and cast a line, cruise along on a personal watercraft (PWC), or simply sit back and enjoy a bite and a beverage along the shore. Even when you leave the beach, there are still miles of shoreline and waterways to explore in North Myrtle Beach.

The waters of our Intracoastal Waterway are gorgeous to look at and fun to explore. There are as many ways to check them out as you can dream up.

Meet the “Locals”

Action Water Sportz gets you up close with some of nature’s most fun-loving creatures! They have you jump on a jet ski and head out on a dolphin-watching excursion. Their guides know all the best spots to see the dolphins, sea turtles, and other animals calling NMB home. 

Be the captain of your own adventure when you rent a pontoon boat from Myrtle Beach Water Sports. Spend the day exploring the sights of the Intracoastal and perhaps even having a picnic on nearby Bird Island, a local's favorite spot. Myrtle Beach Water Sports also offers guided dolphin tours from the Intracoastal to the Atlantic on their 140 passenger Sea Screamer and Sea Thunder speed boats. 

Go Fish

If you want to reel in the catch of the day, there are plenty of ways to troll the Intracoastal Waterway. Calabash Fishing Fleet boats are local legends, cruising the waterway including the Blackhawk, Navigator, and Miss Calabash. Passenger size is limited so you aren’t crammed in, so book early. Captain Smiley Fishing Charters has inshore fishing charters led by an experienced group of captains. They also have larger boats to accommodate big groups and parties.

One of the area’s oldest fishing companies, Hurricane Fleet Fishing Center knows the waters like the back of their hand. They have a dolphin cruise and offer lots of specialty fishing excursions.

Grab a Bite

If you’ve worked up an appetite after a day on the water, or just want to sit back and leisurely watch the world float by, we have great restaurants along the waterway. Boardwalk Billy’s is famous for its raw bar and ribs. You can come in the front door, or pull up to their dock in your boat. Dine like a local and order their Steam Pot or the Oyster Po Boy.

If you’re looking for sushi, seafood, or the perfectly cooked steak, Filet’s is the place to be. This waterfront favorite is a go-to for any special occasion, even if the special occasion is just happy hour with friends or family.

Ready for Launch

If you’re bringing your own boat or jet skis with you to NMB, you’ll want to start your day on the water at one of the two public boat landings in the area. Johnny Causey Landing offers 2 launching lanes, a courtesy dock, 45 boat trailer parking spaces, and portable restroom facilities. Locals love this landing because of its proximity to waterfront dining like Captain Archie's and the short and scenic trip along the Intracoastal on to Bird Island. The Peter Vaught Boat Ramp boasts 2 launching lanes, multiple courtesy docks, 40 boat trailer parking spaces, and a picnic pavilion. Launching here and heading North will quickly bring you to Barefoot Landing. Here, free boat docking is available so you can grab a quick bite or listen to some live entertainment.