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

12 Reviews
Jennifer Freese
Pikesville , MD
3 Reviews
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"Get their early"
April, 2018
It was a long line. Get there early
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Matt Sandall
Morton, IL
1 Review
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"A ride for new and incredible heights!!!"
April, 2018
This was the best ride for viewing the beach both day and night and excellent views into the ocean and over the whole city
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Tip: Try all the restaurants and tour the beach side festivities

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Cort McGlothlin
Scottsburg, IN
3 Reviews
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"Excellent"
April, 2018
Very fun a must do!
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Tip: Really fun at night! Take your camets

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Jatin Chawla
Jersey City , NJ
1 Review
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"Amazing and relaxed experience."
February, 2018
Best way to explore sheer beauty of Myrtle Beach is to get on Sky Wheel. We loved it and loved "reserve Myrtle Beach" website that is very user friendly and intuitive.
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Tip: Go as an explorer and try every attraction in Myrtle beach.

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Dina Stafford
Cayce, SC
1 Review
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"Happy New year!!!"
January, 2018
We so enjoyed this!!! it was so exciting! Loved the climate control
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cynthia barnave
inman, SC
2 Reviews
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"Exceptional view"
August, 2016
Had a family of 14 and we all had a astonishing view of myrtle beach
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Tip: Take plenty of pictures

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Kelly Gidich
West Chester, PA
2 Reviews
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"Amazing views!"
August, 2016
Great experience. Nice air conditioned gondolas!
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Joe Windel
Roanoke, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"#Skywheel#Highintheair#SeeallofMyrtleBeach"
June, 2016
Very nice ride
Would definitely recommend it and will be back
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Tip: Awesome!!!!Loved it!!!!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Holly T
"Enjoyable "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Fun and safe ride. I wasn’t sure at first being it was so large. But it’s enclosed with air condition
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Babygrl6
"Honeymoon "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
I dont like heights but this was so worth it.Just didnt look straight down.So beautiful. Great addition to our honeymoon
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steve w
Waterford, Michigan
"We got so high"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
This was a cool Ferris wheel, I've never ridden in a gondola style Ferris wheel, got to ride for an adequate period of time. The staff was all friendly.
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Pam H
Louisa, Kentucky
"Cute view "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
Nice relaxing ride. Recommend you do night trip. Use coupon book. The restaurant on warf has fishing, gift shop and restaurant.
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reiki4life
selden
"A Must see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
We missed this ride the first time and I wouldn’t miss it again. Goes around 5 times and we had great views. Cheap compared to other sky wheels we’ve done. Not as big as other wheels but worth it.
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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!