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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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Timothy J
"Windy fall"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2017 NEW
I've been on casino boats and know that some days can be rough and make it hard to move around. I took my soon to be wife on trip to myrtle beach for her birthday and hoping to propose to her. It was my idea to go on boat and we had to go there as soon as we checked in our hotel which was about 30 minutes away. I paid $80 for us to board and eat. While waiting to gamble we decide to hang out on top deck. If was so windy chairs everything was being blown around. I had to use the bathroom so I left her because she was still recording live video on her phone. She said that it was so windy she could barely get the door open and once she finally did it shoved her forward making her trip taking her down to the cement floor. She had hurt her wrist and severely injured her knee. She came downstairs and sat in same spot the whole 5 hours. She said some staff were nice and offered her a bandaid which she soaked through about 4 or 5. No one made a incident report. So when exiting the boat she could barely walk, so asked to to speak to someone and suggested an injury report. No one offered to even help me get her to the car or anything!!!! We planned on doing a lot , I had something special that I want to do to propose to her. She thought it was a scrapping of the knee and little injury to hand, well it turned out much worse. I spent over $1000 for this special birthday trip. The hotel alone was almost $700. All she could do was cry and pain and continuously change the puss and blood filled bandages every hour. It's almost a month now and she is just now beginning to somewhat heal. She's missed many days of work and endured medical cost. As sweet as she is she felt bad that we couldn't do anything after I spent all that money so she called asking if there was anything they could help out towards that hotel bill something, not even including her missed work and medical cost. They said they needed to review surveillance and once they did they said they could do nothing and that it was her fault she tripped on her own not hit by the door. They said the door never touched her. Lies. She asked for copy of surveillance video which of course they refused. Coincidentally the live video she was recording before she left top deck didn't stop and showed her the entire fall before and after. This is ridiculous how they have treated her. Say she didn't get pushed by the door and still hurt herself like this, wouldn't you try and do something to help her or show some type of compassion. Not even one apology!!! Before this I was driving to the beach and even taking rides back to back on the boat, but I'll keep my money and use it where I'm valued. He'll even in vegas you can get compensation and you don't have to get hurt to get it!!
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Jessica B
"Nice little trip...play at your own risk!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2017 NEW
Cruise leaves promptly at departure time. Alcoholic beverages are reasonably priced, coffee & tea are complimentary. They announce when you can come & sit at the machines... Basically grab your spot. They have many of the same machines that Cherokee has, but you have to be an experienced gambler, otherwise you won't understand where your $$ is going!! They advertise they have the loosest slots around...NOT!! I LOST MORE $$ in 3 hours than I ever have in 2 days at Cherokee.
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Eddie W
Honea Path, South Carolina
"Ok for locals"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2017
My wife and i went with a friend of ours who lives in Myrtle Beach. We live in the upstate of SC and occasionally travel to Cherokee NC to visit the Harrah's casino. Our friend is a VIP at Harrah's. All the staff we encountered were friendly. $25 per person to take a ride out into the ocean was reasonable. Price drops to only $10 on future trips after you obtain a players card. Good deal. You enter the ship on the main casino level. There are steep stairs that go up to a second casino level and to the top level of the ship. The second level is where they have a buffet area(breakfast $13/dinner $18). We did not participate in the buffet. The top level has a large sitting area in the middle and sitting areas at the front and rear of ship. Great areas to view the ocean and surroundings. Saw barges, tugboats, jet skis, fishing boats and other boats while traveling out into the ocean. The middle of the top level has very limited snacks and I saw some hotdogs in a warmer. There was a karaoke style male singer that sang going out and coming back in and was quite good singing a variety of music styles. The ride out and back was smooth. When you are just floating and drifting once the distance has been reached was sometimes a little unstable. But you are on the ocean so it is to be expected. All the gambling is not started until the ship reaches international waters and the machines are even locked. We all played the video games. Didn't like the selection of video games available. I know space is limited but the games there were old or ones we never heard of. The table games were very active but that is not our choice of playing. We took the morning cruise that left at 11:00am and was back at the dock at 4:30pm. Ran into a thunderstorm coming back in. Staff handed out rain ponchos to guests before leaving ship which I thought was excellent. Overall it was an ok day. For people who live locally and reasonably nearby. it may be a regular form of entertainment but personally not worth the drive across state for. When we return to visit our friend in Myrtle Beach, we talked about maybe returning to try the night time cruise(6:30pm to 11:30pm) which I think would be wonderful out on the ocean. Also we booked ship II and they have a ship I with different am/pm hours and different days they sail. Smoking is allowed on designated levels of the ship.
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Nate A
"So Much Fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 24, 2017
I attended on August 18th on the day cruise. The ship wasn't extremely crowded. It was my first time on any gambling cruise. I loved the layout. The staff wasn't as friendly as I had hoped. Many of them had the "it's a job, it's a paycheck" kind of attitude. They weren't rude at all but just not as attentive and friendly. This is a fun experience and the staff should be over-the-top in hospitality. Oh well, I had a ball! I was on vacation with my family. Once I finished gambling, well once I was broke (LOL), I ventured to the top deck. I had a hot dog and chips and a nice cold beer. I think I enjoyed being on the outer part of the ship the most. Feeling the ocean breeze. It was so relaxing! I became a VIP member. I will definitely return since I only live 3.5 hours away!
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Clarkston, GA
"Not a VIP member"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2017
Because we are not VIP members, we did not get the attention at the tables that we thought we should. The lady in the pit , Polly, was patronizing a VIP. She helped him @ the 3 Card Poker table by looking at his cards and advising. We were having fun up to that point. He had a great hand and the dealer had a difficult time trying to figure out his winnings. At this point, we left the table. Could she have changed his hands??? At any rate, It was suspicious. On the plus side, the wait staff was very good and pleasant.
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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