Exploring the Grand Strand by water

  • Capt. Jim Holbert’s “River Memories” tours on all-electric vessel, from Conway Marina, at end of Elm Street, along Waccamaw River, with maximum capacity for eight guests. Narrated, 90-minute, sightseeing cruises 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. 843-246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.

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  • Waccamaw Cooter Airboat Tours and Plantation River Tours, mostly Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens. Airboat rides, 45-60 minutes each, for $45 ages 13 and older, otherwise $35; and 2-2.5-hour Waccamaw Lady pontoon cruises by plantations, for $35 ages 13 and older, $20 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and younger. 843-651-2994 or plantationrivertours.com.

Exploring the Grand Strand on wheels

  • “Pirate Adventures of Myrtle Beach,” geared to families with children, seasonal, on Sea Gypsy, from Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, behind Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 U.S. 17 Business, and The Claw House, 4097 U.S. 17 Business. Daily through Sept. 10, then four times a week through Oct. 29, and Saturdays-Sundays, Nov. 4-18. Regular cruises, about 65 minutes, for plus tax: $25 ages 3 and older (or $17 resident of Horry or Georgetown County, with ID), and $12 ages 1-2. 843-839-4665 or www.myrtlebeachpirates.com.

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