River Cruise and the Market Common

      Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

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      349 reviews
      Apr 14, 2023
      Group size: 28 - 33
      River Cruise and the Market Common
      Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

      • Email address verified
      349 reviews

      Apr 14, 2023
      Group size: 28 - 33

      About this trip

      This day trip features a leisurely morning of cruising along one of South Carolina's beautiful Lowcountry rivers where we will be entertained and educated by a local historian.  During this 2 to  2 1/2 hour (depends on the tides) private charter we learn about the history, mystery and legends of six Rice Plantations.  The Waccamaw River also treats us to flora, fauna and usually wildlife sightings of eagles, ospreys and alligators.  Following our time on the river (rivah as the locals say) we make the short drive to The Market Common for lunch at restaurants of your choosing.  Please note it's strawberry season so you might want to stop in the Crepe Creation Cafe for a crepe loaded with beautiful berries (see the picture below).  A few other choices worth mentioning are Tupelo Honey, Jardin Eatery, Travinia Italian Kitchen, PF Chang's or the Brass Tap.  Round out the day with shops such as Anthropologie, Orvis, The Southern Living Store, Manifest Design or Two Brothers Wood Works.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        On a 34 passenger executive coach
      • Cruise
        Narrated cruise
      • Snacks & Water
        Provided on the bus
      • Host services
        Trip coordinated and hosted by Patty

      What’s not included

      • Lunch
        On your own and choices will be provided in advance and on the day of the trip
      • Personal extras
        The boat departs from a Marina where additional snacks and drinks are available prior to the cruise but you are also welcome to bring your own.

      Available Packages

      Trip Price


      Low Country Day Trip
      Plantation River Cruise

      7:45am - Departure from Members Club lower parking lot

      Approx. 9:15am - Arrive at Marina in Murrells Inlet for cruise boarding

      10am - 2 to 2 1/2 hour cruise

      Approx. 1pm - Lunch and shopping at The Market Common

      3:30pm - Departure for St. James

      Approx. 5:00pm - Return to St. James

      Your Organizer

      349 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
      By Elaine D for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
      We had a wonderful time. Very comfortable bus ride with old and new friends. Nice leisurely lunch. Loved the show! And our seats were fabulous! Grand Tier front row seats. Thanks Patty for another great day trip!
      By Christine H for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
      As always, Patty hosted another flawless trip. She is clear about times and locations and allows just enough free time so we never feel rushed. The show was spectacular and I would highly recommend using her to anyone.
      By Pamela S for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
      We had a great time, the traffic and construction was a little unforgiving on the way to Asheville. But we had plenty of stops. The stop on the way home at Reynolda was an unexpected surprise and greatly appreciated. Another great trip from Trips by Patty
      By Arlene B for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 15, 2024
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