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

37 Reviews
Thad Rooney
Fountain Inn , SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sky Wheel MBeach"
November, 2018 NEW
Multiple turns around the area, second time riding, brought family this year.
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Lacie M.
Pittsburg , KS
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Birds Eye View"
September, 2018
We went to the SkyWheel on a Monday afternoon. It was not busy at all, which was great because we didn’t have to wait in line for very long. The people working talked to us while we were waiting, all had great customer service skills and great personalities.
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Tip: I think I would like to go back up at nighttime.

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Mandy Cady
Warren , IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing views!"
September, 2018
We rode it at night and during the day, loved them both. I highly recommend this!!
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Emy Mendoza
New Carollton, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Views!"
September, 2018
My family and I went to the boardwalk area to walk around and my boyfriend and brother decided to go on the sling shot so I decided to take my 1 year old and 8 year old on the SkyWheel. Best decision! They loved it. Both were in awe of the views and how far you could see. The sky was clear and it seemed to be a full moon so that view was amazing. A bit of a wait but worth it.
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Tip: You might have to wait a bit to get on.

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holly gorall
Waterloo, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing experience"
September, 2018
Me, my boyfriend and our two 7 year old girls rode the skywheel in myrtle beach. It was the biggest and most amazing ferris wheel we had ever been on. The view of the ocean and the boardwalk was breathtaking. It was one of the highlights of our vacation and we will share that memory forever. We will definitely be back on our next visit to myrtle beach.
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Tip: Make sure you go to the boardwalk so you dont miss out on anything.

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Melrose Benkacoker
Columbia, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"SkyWheel experience"
September, 2018
The Skywheel was so enjoyable, the staff were very nice and helpful. the view from up was awesome
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Koffi Soedje
Oxon Hill , MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Better Than Expected"
September, 2018
I took the whole family with me and was expecting one rotation like it has been for me whenever I take a Ferris Wheel. To my surprise, we had 5 rotations making pros out of those who were afraid at the beginning of the ride.
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Tip: Better to reserve in advance and come with tickets to avoid the lines.

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ALLI T.
saint charles, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sky wheel"
September, 2018
This was a great way to see the area and jump start our trip.
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Tip: Line was super long when we went, so booking here is cheaper and will save you time!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Susan E
Clinton SC, United States
"MB SkyWheel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
Rode the MB SkyWheel on a girls weekend. It's a fun and different thing to do at the beach. It's a nice smooth and slow ride that offers a beautiful view of the Grand Strand.
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glentabor
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
"biggest ferris wheel I've seen"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2018 NEW
You can see the entire coastline from the top! Takes awhile to do the entire loop around as it seats many people. Quite the stomach churn! You won't be dissappointed.
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Lee T
"Good views"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2018 NEW
You get great views on this ride. It is expensive to ride and is not really worth the money. Helicopter ride may be better value
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DoloresL2014
York Haven, Pennsylvania
"Gorgeous View"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2018 NEW
It was a cold windy day but the enclosed cars are warm and the views of the beach and city are awesome.
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Travelingwithburns
Columbia, South Carolina
"Amazing views must do this"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2018 NEW
This is my second time riding this. The first time was in September at night. Which was a bit scary. Rode again in the morning of Black Friday was much better. Will recommend to my travel clients. Travelingwiththeburns
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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!