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 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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
Verified Traveler
"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
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"#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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slweir2
Olathe, Kansas
"Great views, four times around"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2018 NEW
Comfortable, fun ride that lasted longer than we expected! Great views of Myrtle Beach and surroundings.
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IrishCourt
"Windy day...."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
I feel like this ride is pretty cool but very expensive. It was over $50 for a family of 4 and that was with a discount. I could not imagine paying full price. However the view was cool and all of the employees were super kind and nice.
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Maria C
"April Vacation "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2018 NEW
This was on my birthday to do list!!!! We went on my actual birthday 4/19. The weather was beautiful. My kids & husband enjoyed it as much as I did.... def a must do...
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hairart79
Sugarcreek, Ohio
"Best views"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
Skywheel has the best views of the Myrtle Beach area! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend doing this while in Myrtle Beach!
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smolchaji
"A must-do!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
While there's nothing surprising about this for anyone who has done a Ferris wheel before, it's a great way to take in Myrtle Beach. We went prior to sunset, and enjoyed the views as the sun went down. Very relaxing to have the ocean right there.
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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!