on the grand strand at myrtle beach

If you’re looking to experience adventure from greater heights, the sky’s the limit in Myrtle Beach! Whether you’re interested in the SkyWheel for an incredible view of the ocean, or are looking for a full aerial view on a helicopter adventure, there are options for all comfort levels to take to the skies in the Myrtle Beach area!

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

At a 187-foot tall, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel will take you and your crew into clouds for the ultimate view of Myrtle Beach! Visitors of all ages are welcome, and children age two and under can ride for free. Anywhere from two to six passengers can fly in one gondola at a time. That means, no matter how many folks you have, you’ll never be put with a stranger. Tickets range from $9 for kids aged 3-11 or $13 for anyone age 12 and up. The SkyWheel also offers the option to upgrade to the VIP flight. Skip the line and take a double flight in a glass-floored gondola with leather seats, VIP lanyard, souvenir bag, and a bottle of ice-cold water with a Koozie, all for $50. Special VIP packages are also available for children riding with VIP parents for $35. VIP children receive their own similar package with a souvenir bag, a bottle of ice-cold water, a coloring page with crayons and a SkyWheel sticker! Each VIP gondola also receives a special souvenir photo to take home to remember your first class flight experience.

Stick around in the evening for an entirely different experience, when the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel lights up the sky. Each night around dusk, you can see the full display in action up and down the boardwalk. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

Go Ape Adventure Zipline and Treetop Adventure

If you are looking for a treetop zipline experience, then Go Ape in North Myrtle Beach is the place to go! Go Ape is South Carolina’s first zipline and treetop adventure course, and is located just minutes from the Grand Strand at 150 Citizens Circle in Little River. This woodsy course is set within the beautiful North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Experience five ziplines with extraordinary views, including two that take you across a 25-acre clear blue lake on the Southeast side of the park. This Treetop Adventure course is made up of numerous rope ladders, with five individual sections to take you higher into the forest canopy. The entire course, which spans six acres, consists of 2,400 feet worth of ziplines – providing some of the longest zipline experiences in the state! Tickets are $37 for ages 10-15, and $57 for ages 16 and up, for a two to three hour treetop adventure, and can be purchased at their website.

WonderWorks Soar and Explore

WonderWorks Soar and Explore lets you soar 50 feet above water on the WonderWorks zipline, which takes you 1,000 feet between two towers. The constant tension system with a dual-line course means that participants will experience a smooth, yet intense “zip” across the water.

The tropical-themed rope course makes for a fun, family-friendly adventure. This course runs a staggering 40 feet tall and spans three levels. Those daring enough to try it must navigate 33 different challenge elements, designed with more than 3,000 ropes and cables.

Feel like a true warrior as you and your family challenges one another, with a course that becomes progressively more difficult the further you go.

Hours vary by season, but Soar and Explore is currently open daily at 12PM (weather permitting). Soar and Explore is located at Broadway at the Beach next to Wonderworks.

In order to make zipline and rope course activities as fun and safe as possible, some restrictions apply. Visit their website for a more information and to purchase tickets ranging from $12 to $27 depending on activities.

Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures

For those looking for an intense zipline experience, check out Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures. Soar 50 feet in the air while racing your friends at 40 miles per hour! Looking for an extreme adrenaline rush? Check out the Extreme Free Fall, which drops you 60 feet in the air. This intense rush is fun for both experienced thrill seekers and beginners looking to get over and conquer their fear of heights. Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures claims safety is their number one priority, with employees undergoing thorough training by a certified guide. Come out and experience a zipline adventure like never before at 321 9th Ave. North in
Myrtle Beach. Visit their website for ticket information, with one zip and free fall, all day, week and season passes available.

Helicopter Adventures

Looking to experience the Grand Strand from the highest heights possible? Then a helicopter adventure may be just what you’re looking for! The largest helicopter tour company in Myrtle Beach, Helicopter Adventures offers an operation spanning across six acres, with two cool and relaxing covered waiting areas. Eight amazing Robinson R44 helicopters operate over five landing pads. Helicopter Adventures has tens of thousands of passengers every year, and prides themselves for maintaining a perfect safety record with the FAA. Open 7 days a week, interested participants can seek adventure on a walk-in basis with no reservations needed.

Tours start at $20 per person for the two-mile introductory flight, with many other tour options available that go as far as 40-42 miles in the air! Prepare yourself for incredible bird’s eye views of Myrtle Beach, hundreds of beautiful golf courses, and world famous attractions. Still not sure about a helicopter flight? Helicopter Adventures has a full team of professional, trained pilots and staff that are determined to make your helicopter ride the adventure of a lifetime!

Whether you are looking to plan a ziplining adventure with the family, or are more interested in a helicopter view of the Grand Strand, there are plenty of ways to take to the sky in the Myrtle Beach area! Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach to get started on your family adventure today!

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