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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Sandy F
Columbus, Ohio
"Fun but probably wouldn’t go again"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
Went on the day trip on a Sunday. Waves weren’t high but you could still feel the boat rocking. I don’t get seasick but it started to get to me. It cost $20 to get on which was annoying to have to pay to gamble and lose money. The buffet was ok. I had eggs, bacon and muffin. The staff was friendly and the boat was clean. Variety of machines was ok for me.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"It was ok, not great"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
Was a nice evening out as a couple. People working the boat were friendly. This is where it got a little dicey. Most of the better games are on the first floor. This is where smoking is allowed. You have to walk through smoke to go up to second deck. Not good for non smokers. also, the bank cage is on first floor. The buffet food was hot, and a nice variety. While playing games though, it is hard to get service and a drink. Do go with too high of expectations. You will have a good time, but the cigarette situation and layout makes no since.
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James T
"Fun Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
Enjoyed the trip out to sea,didn`t do any gambling,watched my friend gamble.The second deck was the deck for me.lower deck was the action deck.However they smoke on the lower deck,I don`t smoke.It`s veteran friendly,treated with the utmost respect and courtesy.The breakfast buffet was decent,and the servers are super..Might go again if the opportunity presents. Also on the third deck,there was a young lady with a very nice voice entertaining.
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Bozrah, Connecticut
"Winner Winner"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 07, 2018 NEW
Had some free time on a business trip. Played 3 card poker for almost 3 hours, doubled my pocket. Do Not eat on the boat. The brunch, or breakfast buffet looked like a MASH chowline.
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Allan H
London, Canada
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2018
In past visits to the Myrtle Beach area, my wife and I have avoided the Big M Casino boat because of the smoking. We enjoy casinos but hate getting home feeling ill and having to wash all of our clothes. Our most recent visit showed some improvement. The smoking situation seemed a bit better but regrettably I think that was because there was only a small load of passengers. This attraction could be so much more successful (and fun) if they focused on giving non-smokers a good experience instead of catering to people addicted to a bad habit that will eventually kill them. We paid for the the buffet breakfast and it proved to be a good value at $13 per person. There is lots of parking, the staff was professional and everything was clean except for the disgusting cigarette smell. We may go back to the Big M but we will not do so until we see more evidence of an improved non-smoking policy.
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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