Big M Casino Cruise - Ship 1 in Little River, SC

4491 Waterfront AvenueLittle River, SC 29566
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Ready to play some of your favorite casino games on board a luxury yacht? From Blackjack to Roulette, Craps to Texas Hold’Em, you’ll experience the Las Vegas casino lifestyle right in Myrtle Beach. As one of South Carolina’s only gambling cruises, you’ll enjoy an All You Can Eat buffet, your favorite drinks, and the top casino games available — including Pot O’Gold!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Little River Travel Experts
  • Passengers must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Present a valid ID prior to boarding.
  • Features Las Vegas style games, including Pot O' Gold.
  • This is the only ship out of the two that has Texas Hold 'Em.
  • Add an All You Can Eat buffet to your admission for a full cruise experience.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Parking lot and ticket office close 5 min. prior to departure.


from Big M Casino Ship 1 (Smoking Optional)
Offering the Grand Strand's ONLY Luxury Casino Cruise. Las-Vegas style gaming aboard a luxury yacht! Enjoy Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let-It-Ride, 3 Card Poker & Texas Hold'Em! Big M Casino has everyone’s favorite game, Pot O’Gold.

All passengers must be at least 21 years old with valid Photo ID to board. If pregnant 24 weeks or more, you will not be allowed on the ship due to safety reasons. The parking lot and ticket office close 5 minutes prior to departure.

Join our Players Club while onboard to receive complimentary boarding on future visits with an active membership.

This ship has recently become smoking optional.

Port tax is included in price.

No cancellations allowed. All sales final for Big M Casino.

Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

Richard Guest
Rock Hill, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good Time"
July, 2016
Had a good time on the Big M. Nice cruise out to ocean then good variety of games and machines. All in good working order.
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Tip: You have to pay for your drinks even when playing.

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West Virginia
"Fun Solo Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2018 NEW
Did the Saturday night 5:30 pm cruise. There was 168 guests onboard. Upon walking in was greeted by reps and told I couldn’t check in until 4:30 - was five minutes early. I had made a reservation but I don’t even think it mattered as they didn’t ask for my name or anything and I advised I made a reservation. Then you go through standard security. Shoes off! Belts off!! Metal objects go in the plastic tray! Then you board through the lower level and can make your way up to the dining room where you can purchase the buffet $18.00 or grab a seat. I did not partake in the buffet although it looked ok. I dug into the pizza they served after the casino closed . Drink prices are reasonable. $3.00 cans of beer. $6 rail drinks. $5 wine. Gambling doesn’t begin for about an hour after you’ve left dock. Signing up for a players club card was easy. Staff was very friendly. Cage girl was also very friendly. The boat does offer two tablets of a Dramamine pack in a vending machine for $0.50 in the dining level. The vending machine for the Dramamine is kind of archaic and hard to use I had to get a porter to help me. I didn’t get sick at all after I popped those. The seas were pretty rough to - 6 feet. For men if you need to do a #2 the best place is the lower level casino deck. The stall here is a bit more private whereas the dining area restroom stalls are a bit too open for me. I’m a slot player and they have a decent amount of machines of varying denominations $0.01 - $5.00. They do have Game King machines with Keno and video poker. BTW I came out ahead about $60.00 ;) Poker is on the dining level. All other tables games were on the lower level. The machines you could tell are cleaned after each sailing as I’ve never seen such a clean GameKing machine haha - also you can tell they care about being clean with making sure all the ashtrays were clean and the bathrooms were closed very shortly and cleaned multiple times while we were sailing. I did venture up to the third level. They have a bar up there as well. Also they have a stage area for karaoke and special events I assume. Plenty of seating up there as well. You can also venture out onto the deck of the ship and pretend your Jack & Rose ;) If you are planning to watch a game they have one tv at the dining level bar and I believe there were three TVs on the third floor. Service is through DIRECTV. Background music was awesome! Upon entering was surprised to hear they were playing SiriusXM’s new “PopRocks” channel which has become my favorite station on the satellite radio service! Overall it was a fun time and definitely would come back. Would love to do a daylight cruise.
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Larissa L
Honolulu, Hawaii
"Nothing to write home about "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2018 NEW
Don’t waste your money on the buffet. Very few selections and it’s all very bland. We wish we had listened to the reviews we read on Google and ate before we went. As far as the casino aspect, most of the slot machines are outdated. The entire second level is 75% older machines. The first floor allows smoking. So if you’re not a smoker it’s miserable. There’s one craps table and roulette table. People claim their seats as soon as they get on by leaving a coat or their players card. I did notice some of the older patrons would sit at the machines and fall asleep and refused to get up when someone asked to play the machine. We may be going again, but not any time soon.
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"New Year's Eve on Big M Casino Ship"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2018 NEW
Let me just preface this by saying that this was 7 hours I will never get back in my lifetime! And, $75 I might has well have thrown off the bow of the boat - and it was a CASH BAR! It was touted as having entertainment, buffet with a list of items to whet anyone's appetite and an all around fun evening. To say that it was anything but, would be an understtement. First, the cocktail hour was held on the top level (AKA - the smoking section). The hot hors d'oeuvres were like ice...there were price club crab cakes, mini hot dogs, pimento rolls and chicken wings...the fat was congealing on everything...even though they were on sterno trays -- could have been because this was really an outdoor deck just enclosed with plastic windows and was freezing...and there was no sort of ventilation so the smoke was just stagnant - so any non smoker would just have to eat and run, or take their h'oeuvres and run. On to the dinner buffet. Well, first you had to wait in line to get a table for at least 30-45 minutes (while they were making announcements for people who were eating to hurry up and get up so those of us on line could get to eat). Once that was done, you had to wait in another line for what I can only describe as a the type of food I would expect at an all you can eat resort -- not the greatest -- not the worst -- edible. So...we were told there was know where that entertainment was? Right....back up to the cold smoking deck. Want to guess what that entertainment was? A DJ who would pop in a CD and go sit at the bar while it played out. Then he would meander back, pop in another and stroll off again. Absolutely no intereaction and absolutely no other entertainment anywhere else on the ship (unless you consider the casino gaming tables as entertainment -- then there was plenty). Oh yes, did I mention the people who were sick as dogs laying (yes, I mean laying) on the stairs and hallway floors just hoping the night would come to an end? By about 10:00 PM, most people were sitting around at the former dinner tables or at unused gaming tables, staring at phones, bored to tears, looking a bit morose, actually. Oh, and let me not about 10:30 or 11:00 PM, they started putting out Pizza's on that buffet, so I thought...well, maybe they would redeem themselves a little..HAHA! You had to pay extra for the pizza if you wanted any...Yes, you read that from where I was sitting, I saw about 8 poeple get that pizza and the rest was carried right back off to the galley. For $75 you couldn't give a guest a slice of pizza? The midnight toast was handed out at 11:00 PM so that it was good and warm by the time midnight strolled around. By the time the clock struck 12, people were lining up at the exit doors to get was probably the worst celebration of New Year's Eve EVER!!!!
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Hampton, Virginia
"Cruise + Gambling!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 18, 2017
A fun few hours on the water. The casino has all the games from black jack to craps. There are plenty of slots on 2 floors and a third deck with a bar and a wonderful view. My wife go a couple of times a year and always go out at least one time.
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"Fun...something different to do."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2017
Winter time fun! While I didn't play that husband made up for it. He did really well. Lots of fun games. They also have table games. Only downside was the smoke. They do have a smomefree floor but not alot of the games we normally play on that level. Cash only so make sure you take what you are going to need.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big M Casino Ship 1 (Smoking Optional)

What items are on the breakfast buffet?
Buffets items typically consist of a brunch type options like Eggs, Sausage, or Bacon, Muffins or Bagels, Ham Carving Station with a Fresh Fruits and Cereals, Coffee and Tea.

What items are on the PM Buffet?
PM Buffets consist of a variety of options that change nightly such as Prime Rib Specials, Carving Stations, Chicken or Fish, Pasta, Salad, Rolls, Coffee, Tea and more.

Ship 1 offers Pizza by the Slice available an hour after the buffet closes. Also, Hotdogs and Deli Sandwiches are available "a la carte" on the top deck throughout any of our cruises.

If I purchased a buffet ticket, when does the meal begin?
The buffet begins upon boarding and is open for about 2 hours.

What is the age requirement?
All passengers must be 21 or older to board.

What time should we arrive?
We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to departure. The parking lot and ticket office close 5 minutes prior to departure, no exceptions. Please plan accordingly. Parking is free.

Are there video slot machines on the boats?
Yes!  We have the newest and loosest video slot machines for you to enjoy on the Big "M" gambling boats. Wheel of Fortune, Video Poker Machines, and Game Kings to name just a few!

Do you have blackjack gambling and other table games?
Yes!  We offer Blackjack gambling, as well as Craps, Roulette, and many other table games.

How large is the casino boat?
Our Big "M" Casino Ship I is a luxurious 168-foot gambling ship, and our Big "M" Casino Ship II is a luxurious 162-foot gaming ship.  No matter which ship you choose, you will enjoy the cruise.

Do you offer a "Vegas Style" casino gambling boat cruise?
Yes!  The Big "M" Casino offers a "Vegas Style" casino gambling boat cruise. On both boats, you'll enjoy hours of cruising fun with "Vegas-Style" casino action, including: Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, poker, let it Ride.

If I am pregnant, can I board the ship?
No, if you are 24 weeks or more, you will not be allowed on the ship due to safety reasons.

Does the ship offer a Casinos Players Card?
Yes, you can visit the ticket office to complete the application