Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Tours and Activities
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Towering 200 feet above the sea in the sunny vacationland of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the SkyWheel is a modern take on your typical Ferris wheel. Riders are whisked above the oceanfront promenade on bench seats in enclosed air conditioned gondolas for views of the piers, ocean and downtown. After twilight, the SkyWheel puts on a mesmerizing display with its one million tiny computer-coordinated LED lights that pinwheel a rainbow of colors through the night sky.
One of the tallest Ferris wheels on the eastern seaboard – and certainly the largest amusement structure on this stretch of the Great Strand – views from the top on clear days reportedly sweep 40 miles in either direction. Some guests have seen dolphins and even whales splashing in the offshore waters from the SkyWheel’s heights. While sea breezes can sometimes rock cages, an intercom button in each enclosure allows communication with controllers in case you need to get off the ride early.
Each of the 42 gondolas were constructed with slanted glass so riders can snap reflection-free photos of the surrounding scenery. A general admission ticket affords a ride lasting three slow revolutions – around 10 minutes. And one VIP gondola allows riders to skip the queue and enjoy enhanced features – double the ride time, cushioned leather seats and a glass floor affording 360-degree views.
The SkyWheel is located at 1110 N. Ocean Boulevard next to the popular Landshark Bar and Grill and turns with riders from 11 a.m. daily with closing times between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Standard tickets are $14 for riders ages 12+, $9 for those ages 3-11. Each regular gondola can fit up to six people – rides are by group or family and strangers don’t share enclosures. The VIP carriage fits four people and costs $50 for adults and $35 for children.
Address: 1110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577, USA
Hours: 11 am until midnight daily
Admission: Adults $14; Children 3-11 $9
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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Myrtle Beach SkyWheel hours of operation?
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel hours of operation: 11 am until midnight daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Myrtle Beach SkyWheel?
The best ways to experience Myrtle Beach SkyWheel are:
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