Myrtle Beach Skywheel in Myrtle Beach, SC

1110 North Ocean BlvdMyrtle Beach, SC 29577
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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
  • Rise almost 200-feet above Myrtle Beach.
  • Excellent views of the coastline.
  • LED lights show in SkyWheel at night.
  • Located at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Glass-enclosed gondolas are climate controlled.
  • Ride day or night.
  • Duration: 8-12 minutes.
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • Landshark Bar & Grill next door.


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 8-12 minutes with 3 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

7 Reviews
cynthia barnave
inman, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Exceptional view"
August, 2016
Had a family of 14 and we all had a astonishing view of myrtle beach
Tip: Take plenty of pictures

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Kelly Hutchinson Gidich
West Chester, PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Amazing views!"
August, 2016
Great experience. Nice air conditioned gondolas!

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Joe Windel
Roanoke, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2016
Very nice ride
Would definitely recommend it and will be back
Tip: Awesome!!!!Loved it!!!!

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Boston, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A great way to see the beach!"
June, 2016
It's my first time at Myrtle Beach with my boyfriend, we had a great time taking the SkyWheel which gave us a perfect view of the beach coast. The ride was smooth with A/C (that was a big plus!) Strongly recommended.
Tip: You can purchase ticket online to skip the waiting line from the box office, but make sure you print out the ticket prior.

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Cassie Lashley
Boonville, IN
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"wonderful view"
October, 2015
A cheap and different way to see the entire town. I recommend the Sky Wheel (as long as you're not afraid of heights)
Tip: I liked going during the day time so you can see the town. However, the Sky Wheel is lit up pretty at night but I still recommend to go on the ride in the daytime and just take a picture of it at night

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claudia Zeballos
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great view...."
July, 2015
My husband and I had a great ride on the sky wheel,not only are the vieWs of myrtle beach lovely but also the air conditioner makes it very comfy,and you can barely fell it moving....
Tip: Take a camera,you'll take great photos......

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Brigitte Gay
Moncks Corner, SC
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Worth the view!"
March, 2015
Very pretty views from the top and very comfortable to ride. Smooth and the individual carts are heated/air conditioned which is nice. Worth trying at least once.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
"Beautiful lights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2017 NEW
My husband and I enjoyed our night view of Myrtle Beach and the lights from the attractions. It was beautiful!
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Bloomington, Wisconsin
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2017 NEW
I didn't find the price to be too ungodly, considering some of the stuff we ran into at Myrtle Beach. $10 a person, then $20 for a keepsake photo packet. Definitely worth it. Three trips around on the SkyWheel had us seeing some wonderful views. Both my husband and I dislike heights but we thoroughly enjoyed our trip on this!
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"A spectacular view!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2017 NEW
For visitors or residents, this is a must! The glass-enclosed gondolas have room for the whole family, and the view of the beach and the Grand Strand is really spectacular. If you can, go for a nighttime ride. It's really something. We get an annual pass every year. That way, when family or friends come to visit, we can all go on the SkyWheel. Two rides pay for the annual pass, making it a great buy for those who spend lots of time in Myrtle Beach. With or without visitors, we take at least three or four SkyWheel rides.
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Stephen P
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
"Great View"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2017 NEW
Definitely a lot of fun with a really awesome view of the strip, The cars u ride in were enclosed and air conditioned making it not scary to be up that high.. Have fun.
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Awesome Mania W
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2017 NEW
The experience was pretty fun. Good service and nice employees. Inexpensive and was nice to see a great view from the top

Frequently Asked Questions about Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

What are the hours of operation?

Our current hours are Sunday – Thursday from 11am to 7pm. On Friday and Saturday it is 11am to 9pm, weather permitting.

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!