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

2 Reviews
1 Review
June, 2018
They advertise that the dress code on the boats is "casual". As we were getting on two women staff members stopped me and my husband. They said my shirt (which was low-isn cut but had no visible cleavage and was not a tank top and covered my shoulders) was obscene and I would have to change. Of course I didn't bring a change of clothes... on a boat ride... so they brought out a huge, dirty tee shirt and forced me to wear it over my clothes. They were rude, degrading, and aggressive about the whole thing. They literally made me wear a shame shirt like I was a high school girl who got caught in the bathroom whipping her tits out for the baseball team. I've never been so humiliated in my life. Seriously if you are a woman and value your dignity STAY AWAY
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Evelyn S
"Big M Casino Ship II - A fun way to spend some time and money"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
My husband and I arrived early and had no trouble finding a parking space. I had downloaded a coupon onto my phone from their website for free admission for veterans and a guest (must pay $10 port fee/tax pp) plus BOGO brunch buffet ($13), so the whole experience cost $33 plus gambling money. The dress code is smart casual - no low-cut tank tops or swimwear. There are three decks - the top deck has a bar with live entertainment and you can go outside to enjoy the view. The second deck is non-smoking with slots and is also where the buffet is located. The first deck, where the player's club is located, is a smoking deck with slots and table games. The food was surprisingly good with a nice variety of brunch items. The ship leaves port at 11 a.m. and you can start gambling about 45 minutes later. Many big winners were announced during the trip, including a $22,000 jackpot. The weather was spectacular on this day, which really made it a great cruise. I'll admit, even with the Dramamine I got a bit seasick and had to spend some time out on the deck, but I enjoyed the view and fresh air in a nice shady spot. All in all, it was a fun time and I would try it again, but I would not eat eggs and spend much time in the smoking section. We bought T-shirts for $10 a piece in the office on the way out.
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Cindy L
"Never win"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2018 NEW
I have been on the ship about 10 times never have won,they gave me vip that tells you how much I have gave the machines I say to myself one day will be my lucky day......hasn't happened yet.
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"Big M casino cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2018 NEW
Great time and the food was amazing! Can't wait to return to enjoy a quick fun getaway. If you just want to relax and enjoy an evening out with someone special this is definitely recommended
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Sandra L
Corning, New York, United States
"Loved the Big M Cadino!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2018 NEW
💜 Had a great time on your boat 1 last night. Hit a few tiny handpays! Buffet was great. Boat was clean and well maintained. After my 3rd or 4th tiny handpay I asked them if they were sick of me. They said no cuz I tip! Also, out of the blue, they approached me and gave me a card for 2 free buffets!!! Tip folks! It’s good karma! Love, TheAlsoCoolMom 💜
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mark h
Nashville, IN
"Just trying to!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2018 NEW
I'm not much of a gambler but I do like to have a drink and go for a nice boat ride on a beautiful inner water way that go's for miles and miles!!! Good tomes
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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