River Cruise and the Market Common

      Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

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

      • Facebook verified
      256 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
      • 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

      256 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!


      PATTY is just "AMAZING"! She orchestrates the best trips ever! Always great venues, SUPERIOR BUS SERVICE, thinks of the smallest details to meet everyone's comfort, yummy and healthy snacks, SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE of the event, timely, organized, friendly, yet maintains her composure and professionalism. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
      By Kathryn E for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 05, 2023
      Once again Patty you did not disappoint. The show was amazing. The restaurant was wonderful; orders were correct and everyone’s food came out together. And of course, Donny did a great job getting us there and back safely.
      By Marie D for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 04, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty always sets up the perfect trips
      By Ellen L for Night of A Thousand Candles on Dec 03, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty did a wonderful job with all the arrangements Would recommend traveling with Patty.
      By David C for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 01, 2023
      It was very exciting for me, never went in a bus before. So accommodating and it felt like family. The food was yummy and I can’t wait to go on my next trip
      By Laureen W for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 01, 2023
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