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

24 Reviews
Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Wilmington, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SkyWheel"
August, 2018 NEW
We ended our trip to Myrtle Beach with the SkyWheel at around 6:30 Sunday evening. We had to wait a few minutes as the wheel was near full capacity but it was worth it. The workers let us go around at least 4 times! The views of downtown Myrtle Beach and the ocean are incredible. 10/10
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Tip: Boxes are air-conditioned. Not scary at all for kids.

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mindy kercher
springfield, OH
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"family fun"
July, 2018 NEW
was a fun experience to see the city and ocean as you go around ..loved the air conditioning part
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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Newcomerstown, OH
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Amazing"
July, 2018 NEW
We absoulety love the skywheel. We go on it everytime we visit. We love the view
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Abby Levine
Weymouth, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Skyline/sky wheel"
July, 2018 NEW
absolutely beautiful, I loved that you were in individual gondolas. Much nicer design than a Traditional Ferris wheel. My 16-year-old daughter, and her best friend and I purposely chose to go on in the evening because we thought the views in the light would be pretty And we weren’t disappointed at all, the lights were gorgeous, maybe one slight suggestion and this is for purely selfish reasons, I would’ve liked it to have been a longer ride because we were enjoying it so much and we took some great pictures.
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Tip: People should know, that it’s perfectly safe. It is very well designed and I did not feel any apprehension at all going on this, neither did the two teenage girls that were on the ride with me. Lovely way to see the boardwalk.

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Angela Pauley
Huntington, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"So cool!"
July, 2018 NEW
Myrtle Beach's Skywheel is such a fun experience! It took no time at all to get on (we went close to 10PM), our cart was clean, and the people working were very nice. I loved turning around and seeing the ocean right behind us! It's also a great place to take pictures.
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Tip: The carts are air conditioned!!!

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Carol Massengale
MADISON HEIGHTS, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Had a wonderful time ??"
July, 2018
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
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Kristen H
"Fun way to see myrtle beach"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
This was a cool activity. The gondola was air conditioned which was nice because it was pretty hot out. The views were very nice, but it was a bit pricey for the 4 times we went around.
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Evelyn S
"Love the Sky Wheel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
The views are spectacular and it's a nice 15-minute, air conditioned ride on a hot summer day. We went mid-day on a Monday morning and did not have to wait in line. They also gave my husband a Veteran's discount.
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Esteban Z
"Pretty cool view"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
We visited the Boardwalk and had to check out the Skywheel. It was a nice and hot day, we were pleasantly surprised that the cabins are air conditioned. We weren't expecting that, it made the ride more enjoyable. Bonus. We circled on the Skywheel 4 times, so the ride was longer than I thought it would be. Very cool view from the top. I recomend you try it out at least once.
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Michelle S
"So fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
The Skywheel is always a great experience. The views are truly amazing. It’s also nice that they’re air conditioned.
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VirginiaHotelguy
Virginia
"Great views-and cars have A/C!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
Not a whole lot to say about it. It's a Ferris wheel, but a pretty big one. It was a little pricey ($14 per) than I had expected, but whatever, it's vacation. The line was short so we got on rather quickly. Once the cars were unloaded & reloaded, your got to go around 4 times, which was plenty. When you're up high, you can see both ends of Myrtle Beach.
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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!