Tours & Airboat Rides

The Wacca Wache Marina is home to Plantation River Tours, a premier boat touring company.

Enjoy the sights and surroundings of the beautiful Waccamaw, Black and Great Pee Dee Rivers aboard the Waccamaw Lady Sightseeing Tour or the Waccamaw Cooter/Gator Bait Airboat Tour, which depart from the marina.


To make reservations for tours, please call 843-651-2994 or visit www.plantationrivertours.com

Waccamaw Lady Sightseeing Tour

On this 2 to 2-1/2 hour river cruise along the historic Waccamaw River, riders will enjoy a narration on six area rice plantations, as well as explore the natural beauty of the area. A local historian will narrate the history, mystery and legends of the rice plantations.

Tours runs Tuesday- Saturday at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $30 per person ages 13 and up, $15 per person for ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under are free. Reservations are required.Private charters are available.

Waccamaw Cooter/Gator Bait Airboat Tour

This hour long airboat tour along the Waccamaw, Black and Pee Dee Rivers will provide riders with close encounters with some of nature's most awe-inspiring creatures. See alligators, ospreys and much more in their natural habitats as you meander through back waters framed by moss-laden oak and cypress trees.

Tours runs Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person ages 13 and up, $35 per person ages 12 and under. Minimum of four riders required. Reservations are required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gator Bait Air Boat

Q: Are reservations required for either tour?
A: Yes, both tours require a minimum number of reservations. To make reservations, please call 843-651-2994 or visit www.plantationrivertours.com

Q: Do you get off the boat?
A: No, this is strictly a river tour.

Q: How long is the tour?
A: Depending on the tide, the tour lasts between 2 – 2 ½ hours long.

Q: Can we bring our own food and drink?
A: Yes, but it must be sealed or in a container.

Q: Does the tour go rain or shine?
A: Yes.

Q: Where do I park?
A: We ask guests of the tours to park along the seawall.

The Waccamaw Lady

Q: Is the boat handicap accessible?
A: Yes.

Q: Is the boat covered?
A: Yes, the boat is fully covered and ¾ enclosed with windows.

Q: Are there bathrooms on the boat?
A: Yes.

Q: If I have to cancel, do I get a refund?
A: We require a 24 hour cancellation notice. If you cancel less than 24 hours, or do not show up and the boat goes out, your card will be charged for the number of reservations being held.

Q: Are there any discounts available for the tour?
A: Yes, there is a $3 off coupon in the Monster Coupon Book. Please note, the coupon is only valid per person, not per party, therefore each person in the party will need to have their own coupon.