Things to Do: Plantation River Tours in Murrells Inlet

Located in Murrells Inlet SC, just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach, Plantation River Tours offers comfortable, relaxing boat tours along the beautiful Waccamaw, Black, and Great Pee Dee rivers.
The Waccamaw Lady departs from Wacca Wache Marina.

Sightseeing Cruise
A two-hour river cruise along the historic Waccamaw River and plantations. Along the ride you will see rice plantations, trunk gates, slave cabins, moss-laden oak trees, alligators, eagles and osprey. Your narrator will be a local historian, educating you on the history, mystery and legends of the Rice Plantations.

Plantations along the cruise include:
  • Arundel PlantationArundel Plantation – This plantation received its name from Arundel Castle, seat of the Duke of Norfolk located on the Arun River, Sussex, England.
  • Chicora Wood Plantation – Elizabeth Alston, RFW Allston’s daughter, acquired Chicora Wood after her mother’s death in 1896.
  • Exchange Plantation – Owned by David McDowell in 1822. May be named because he got it in exchange for another piece of property.
  • Hasty Point Plantation – Tradition says the plantation was named when General Francis Marion made a hurried escape from the British during the American Revolution.
  • Squirrel Creek Plantation – The house that stands today is the second house built, the first house burned between 1827 – 1841. The SC Department of Natural Resources now manages this area.
  • Willbrook Plantation – The Tucker family was the original owner. Jesse Metcalf, 1936; then sold to the Hunter family; and then to the Litchfield-by-the-Sea Partnership Inc.
Call 843-651-2994 for current trip times.
Tickets can be purchased at Wacca Wache Marina. Adults: $30.00; Youth (6-16): $15.00.
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted.

For Reservations & Scheduling
Call 843-651-2994




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