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

Big M Casino4491 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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Mark K
"Slot machines are too tight no one winning"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2017 NEW
You all need to loosen up the slot machines. Hardly. Any jackpot winners in the last month. I go on this ship every week and like I said the slots are really tight and everybody is complying about it. Don't think I will be back unless changes are made
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
"Lost a bunch of money!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
It was a great 4-5 hours out on the water. The price was worth the breakfast buffet which was very good along with the beautiful cruise. Later in the morning, we did have to deal with a few seasick patrons. There are several bars, once you lose your money, and we heard some good music too.
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Little River, South Carolina
"Another boat ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2017 NEW
A gambling ship with slots, poker and a buffet. Decent music from shore to the 3 mile limit and back. Since SC does not have a gaming commission, unsure how the slots are set. My guess is the house has a heavy advantage - maybe 90-10. If you are not gambling the seating in very limited and uncomfortable. Go to Vegas.
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Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
"Nice entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 03, 2017 NEW
Wife and I made an overnight trip to the beach just for some fun. Included the evening cruise on the Big M. We have been out on the boat a few times before. Had a good time, but have to admit this was about the roughest the seas were on any trip. I thought I was on the crab fishing show, Deadliest Catch! However, as soon as the boat turned around to head back it instantly smoothed out. I am by no means a "sea" person but I assume we were going into heavy waves going out and riding them coming in.
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Washington, Pa
"What fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 02, 2017 NEW
After reading all the bad reviews, I was skeptical, but hubby wanted to go. Boy, am I glad we did! Did the 11 am cruise. Buffet was 1/2 breakfast, 1/2 lunch. Nice selection of items, and everything was hot & good. Free soda/coffee while you're gambling. Nice selection of machines. On the way back we saw 30+ dolphins! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
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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