Myrtle Beach Skywheel in Myrtle Beach, SC

1110 North Ocean BlvdMyrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Overview

Located along North Ocean Boulevard at Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, Myrtle Beach SkyWheel offers an exciting experience for families, couples and groups alike. The 187-foot ferris wheel is made up of 42 glass-windowed, temperature-controlled gondolas that each take up to six guests at a time around for three revolutions. The ride lights up at night for an even more magical experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Located at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Glass-enclosed gondolas are climate controlled.
  • Ride day or night.
  • Duration: 12 minutes.
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • Landshark Bar & Grill next door.
  • Rise almost 200-feet above Myrtle Beach.
  • Excellent views of the coastline.

Description

from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
First, man flew to the moon and then, in 2011, they invented the SkyWheel – the first observation wheel of its kind in the United States. Want a better perspective? The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is 200-feet above sea level. Take a flight overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in one of our 42 climate controlled and fully enclosed gondolas.

Situated as a centerpiece of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel is surrounded by some tasty eats, great shopping and the pristine sands of the Atlantic. When you’re done having your breath taken away by the view from your flight, browse the LandShark SurfShack and then grab a bite at the LandShark Bar & Grill.

The ride lasts approximately 12 minutes with 4 rotations of the wheel.

Children under the age of 2 get to ride free with an Angel Ticket. Must visit the box office upon arrival to receive angel ticket.



Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

19 Reviews
Carol Massengale
MADISON HEIGHTS, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Had a wonderful time ??"
July, 2018 NEW
Awesome
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Tip: Myrtles beach is a great place to go

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Kacie McDonnell
Marietta, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Family Fun"
June, 2018 NEW
This was very fun. We bought tickets in advance and had minimal wait times, even in high summer season. This was nice entertainment from 1-70yr old family that was together.
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Tip: Bring some water with you

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Jessica Davis
Hixson, TN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great view"
June, 2018
We got there in the evening around 7 had to wait around 15 minutes. They are air conditioned cars and have a great view of the sunset and the beach
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Tip: You will have a bit of a wait

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Jessica Stevens
Middlesex, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Can we go again"
June, 2018
We all loved it, even my 4 year old. He kept saying it was so cool and it was! Glad I bought my tickets online, there was a line but we got to skip it.
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Tip: Buy your tickets online!!!

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Lexington, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good view"
June, 2018
The experience was good.. the number of rounds were good. But the speed of the wheel could have been little more faster
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Tip: Good scene

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Wallace Berry
Lawrenceville, GA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Myrtle Beach SkyWheel"
June, 2018
I had my 3 young nephews with me. Another brother of mine chickened out so I gave his ticket to another family. I was worried that we could not go because the weather got very bad with the tropical storm, but it cleared up a lot after lunch and they said we could go. They take your group photo before you go and have that ready when you are finished with the ride. The wait was not too bad and all of the folks who work there were friendly and helpful; they even took some photos of us with my iPhone. The ride takes 3 slow and enjoyable revolutions and you get great views of the beach, the boardwalk, the bungee jumpers across the street and the entire area. We had fun and felt very safe. Thanks.
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Tip: Know if everyone in your party is okay with heights. It is about 190' high but I thought the enclosed cars made it feel very safe and comfortable. Make sure the kids use the bathroom first :-)

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Stacey Brim
Florence, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"A must do activity in MB."
May, 2018
We took our daughter and 2 year old granddaughter on the Skywheel. We all loved it! The views were amazing!
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Tip: Buy tickets ahead of time at Reserve Myrtle Beach. We were able to save some money.

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Jennifer Freese
Pikesville , MD
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Get their early"
April, 2018
It was a long line. Get there early
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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gizzer72
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
"Great views"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Fun experience with great views of Myrtle Beach. Air conditioned and comfortable. Got there when they opened and had no wait.
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PastorTimJ
"Really high. Enclosed a/c units."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
If you want to see a lot of Myrtle Beach without taking a helicopter, this is a good way. It is very tall. The units are enclosed and have a/c. You can easily fit 4 adults in the units. It costs $14/person but the ride was fairly long (about 5 slow rounds). It's in the center of Myrtle Beach (beach side).
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profootnotes
Foxboro, Massachusetts
"Sky wheel fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
Great panoramic view of the entire Myrtle Beach area. Actually, it is more along the lines of breath taking.
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Jenni M
Decatur, Indiana
"Spectacular view of Myrtle Beach!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
I rode the Myrtle Beach Skywheel when I was there. It was $14.00 for a ticket, but if you are not bothered by the price, it will be worth your time. The seats are air conditioned and it has wonderful view once the ride got going. It went around 4 times and I got a lot of great pictures from above. A must do while in Myrtle Beach!
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ReverendGamer
"Fantastic views "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2018 NEW
Nicely priced at $7 per person. Ride is nice and long. Loads quickly at 5 gondolas at once. Wonderful views. Revolves slowly so children likely will not be scared. Lights on wheel while looking at it are incredible.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

What are the hours of operation?
The SkyWheel is open daily year-round at 11:00 am, typically only closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is the flight?
A flight is three revolutions, so it’s usually about 8-12 minutes in total.

Do you allow pets?
They do not allow pets, only service animals are allowed.

Are infants welcome on flights?
Yes, children 2 and under are free. You must visit the box office upon arrival to receive an angel ticket.

Do you operate in inclement weather?
Depends, safety is our top priority. They do not operate in severe weather or lighting. You can always call to inquire if they are closed for weather.

Where is the best place to park?
If you’d like the easiest access to the SkyWheel, there is a paid parking lot right next door. Unfortunately, we do not own the lot so we can’t control the pricing and parking is limited. There are some metered spots all along Ocean Boulevard.

Is the SkyWheel wheelchair accessible?
Yes, they can accommodate you.

How many people can fit in a gondola at one time?
Anywhere from 2-6 people can fit at one time. And don’t worry, if there are just a few of you, no strangers will be put in with you. Each flight is your own private experience!