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Essential Safety Tips for Riding Jet Skis in Myrtle Beach

Jet Skiing is an exhilarating water sport that provides thrills and adventure on the open ocean. However, like any motorized sport, safety should always be a top priority for you and your passengers. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to jet skis, these safety tips will help lead an enjoyable and safe experience.

1. Know the basics- familiarize yourself with the basics of jet ski operation. Know the basic controls of the jet ski you will be on. If you are renting from a company, they should provide a safety briefing (if not find somewhere else to rent). At Myrtle Beach Jet Ski Rentals, this safety brief is provided before arrival as well as on site.

2. Wear the right gear- always wear a coast guard approved life jacket that is fully buckled and or zipped up. Not only is it against the law to operate jet skis without wearing a life vest, but even for the most seasoned riders and strong swimmers, it is extremely important.

3. Check the weather- Avoid jet skiing in adverse weather conditions, high winds, or choppy waters. If you are renting your jet ski, your rental company should make the ultimate decision regarding riding in weather with your safety in mind.

4. Maintain a safe distance- Keep a safe distance from other watercraft, swimmers, buoys in the waters, and docks. In most states there are proximity laws that do not allow you to operate a certain distance from other objects. Maintaining a safe distance from things on the water gives you ample time to react to changes in the water that are out of your control.

5. Communicate with others- If you are riding with a group, establish signals using radios or hand signals to communicate your intentions like stopping, turning, or asking for help. Clear communication eliminates any confusion and lowers the risk of collision.

6. Be sober and alert- Impaired judgment and reaction time significantly increases the risk of accidents on the water. The water has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drugs or alcohol and operating motorized watercraft. Keep yourself and those around you safe.

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October Activities In Myrtle Beach

Planning a fall getaway to the beach? Although Myrtle Beach is typically a classic summer vacation spot, the fall months offer cooler, sunny temperatures that dip in the evenings. It’s the perfect time to visit the beach if you want to beat the heat, and less traffic during this time of year makes it a peaceful vacation spot. Here are a few October activities to check out in the area:

Beach ‘n Chili Fest
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
The Beach ‘n Chili Fest offers three days chock-full of entertainment. The event includes a car show, family activities, live music, and hundreds of chili recipes. Admission is free!

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Monday, October 2 – Sunday, October 8, 2023
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, Harley Davidson fans will be gathering throughout the Myrtle Beach area this fall. Bikers will meet up at popular inlet hangouts, and there will be a scenic rally with an after-party in North Myrtle Beach.

Surfside Beach Family Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023
This free event on Surfside Beach will feature music, food trucks, and plenty of family activities! Although the event is free, this event is meant to bring awareness to and benefit South Carolina Turtle Enthusiasts.

OktoberFest at Barefoot Landing
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Looking for an event where adults can kick back and enjoy some fall-inspired brews and eats? Barefoot Landing’s 3rd Annual OktoberFest will have live music, contests, and plenty of German and autumn-themed food and beverages.

Harvest Home Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023
If you’ve never been to Brookgreen Gardens, the Harvest Home Festival is a great time to go – you can decorate pumpkins, make scarecrows, and check out some great food trucks while enjoying the beauty of the gardens.

Taste of the Town
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
This annual event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center is a great time to try dishes from the area’s best restaurants! Proceeds from this event benefit local schools.

Little River Shrimp Fest
Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15, 2023
This annual festival happens along the Little River waterfront and draws thousands of visitors every year! You can enjoy the crisp fall weather while listening to live music and indulging in fresh, delicious shrimp recipes.

Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival
Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2023
If you enjoy jazz music in any capacity, then you can’t miss the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival – this event features a wide range of local jazz artists from the region. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated!

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, music, or good eats, the Grand Strand has plenty to offer with October activities! With sunny skies and cooler temps, it’s also a great time to get out on the water with family & friends! Myrtle Beach Jet Ski Rentals is offering great values on bookings throughout the fall. You can start off your day with a Jet Ski Adventure Tour and then kick back & enjoy some great local cuisine at one of the countless events happening throughout the Grand Strand this fall. We hope to see you soon!

Add a jet ski or pontoon boat rental to your October activities in Myrtle Beach.

Dolphin Sightings in the Fall

Myrtle Beach is a popular tourist destination that attracts millions every summer! Many visitors come to the beach in hopes of spotting a dolphin – these friendly aquatic mammals make frequent appearances along the coast.

Although Myrtle Beach receives the majority of its traffic during the summer months, mid to late autumn is actually one of the best times to spot them. Many dolphin pods call the Grand Strand home year-round, but other pods also migrate along the coast in the late fall, increasing the odds of spotting these creatures by tenfold!

They are always swimming around, and it’s likely that you’ll be able to spot them from a distance on the beach. Piers, like Springmaid Pier and Cherry Grove Pier, also offer high chances of spotting a dolphin– they love to chow down on fishermen’s leftovers that are thrown back into the water.

If you want to ensure the highest chance of a sighting, book a Jet Ski Dolphin Adventure Tour! This adventure will take you through the gorgeous, million-dollar homes lining the Intracoastal Waterway and out into the Atlantic, where our guide will bring you to popular dolphin hangouts and great spots for seeing aquatic life. With temperatures in the high to low 70s throughout the fall, you can enjoy the sun and adventure on the waves while beating the heat!

The best part – Myrtle Beach Jet Ski Rentals is offering $10 off 8am Tours as well as great value on rates throughout the fall and into the end of the season. Don’t wait until next year; book your unforgettable Dolphin Adventure Tour today!

Myrtle Beach Vacation Bucket List

With another busy vacation season coming to an end, traffic has slowed down in Myrtle Beach and temperatures have started to cool off for the year. It’s a great time to book a low-key, relaxing trip to the beach – and it’s never too early to start planning for your getaway next summer! If you have an early fall Myrtle Beach trip in the books, or if you’re just planning ahead for next summer, here is a list of vacation bucket list activities and attractions that you can’t miss:

– Book a Jet Ski Adventure Tour
If you want to explore private islands, check out gorgeous beaches, or perhaps get up close & personal with dolphins, make sure to book a jet ski tour! Myrtle Beach Jet Ski Rentals has a prime location with close proximity to the ocean, which will allow you to maximize your time spent out in the ocean and offers high chances of dolphin sightings. If you’re looking for a more low-key experience, pontoon boat rentals also offer a great opportunity to get out on the water and relax!

– Visit Myrtle Beach State Park & Huntington Beach State Park
If you want to experience the stunning, preserved beauty of the South Carolina coast, Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park both offer gorgeous views, access to nature, trail opportunities, and plenty of nature-related activities and exhibits. If you’re into camping, both locations offer great camping sites – but daily admission is a great value as well!

– Play Some Mini Golf
Did you know that Myrtle Beach is known as the Mini Golf Capital of the World? There are over 50 mini golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area alone, and the city boasts countless creative, adventure-themed courses. Mount Atlanticus in Myrtle Beach, Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, and Spyglass Adventure Golf are all classics in the Myrtle Beach area. If you’re looking for something more challenging, Hawaiian Rumble in North Myrtle Beach and Tribal Island in Little River offer a challenge for more experienced mini-golfers.

– Visit Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet is a nearly 10,000-acre wildlife reserve and sculpture garden – they offer the largest outdoor collection of American figurative sculpture in the world! The gardens have countless attractions for the whole family, including a zoo and trail, Butterfly House, and tons of activities and events held throughout the year. If you’re ever visiting the beach during November and December, the annual Nights of a Thousand Candles is a truly romantic, unforgettable event!

– Cool Down with Ice Cream
Is it really a visit to the beach without enjoying this iconic sweet treat? Myrtle Beach has some great spots to enjoy ice cream. Kirk’s in Myrtle Beach is a longtime local favorite, whole locations like Crazy Mason in the mall and Melt in North Myrtle Beach offer some innovative spins on a classic warm-weather treat.

– Visit the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – and Ride the SkyWheel
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk itself offers tons of dining, shopping, and entertainment options – make sure to make a stop at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and grab a bite at one of the countless eateries lining the boardwalk. However, make sure to take a ride on the SkyWheel before leaving the beach! This attraction opened in 2011 and has since become an iconic part of the Myrtle Beach skyline. It is the sixth-tallest Ferris wheel in the United States, and offers gorgeous views of the coast and downtown Myrtle Beach.

– Go to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game
If you haven’t made it to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game yet, you’re in luck – the city is in the process of finalizing a one-year extension of the Pelicans lease agreement, and the 2024 schedule was recently announced. If you’ve never attended a game, you’re in for a treat – the stadium offers a playground, Fun Zone, fireworks, and countless other great activities to be enjoyed throughout the year. There’s fun for the whole family!

– Go to the Beach!
If you’re visiting Myrtle Beach, your trip isn’t complete without a day spent at the beach! You can pack a lunch and enjoy the day in the sand and surf. Whether you’re building sandcastles, looking for seashells or shark teeth, or enjoying a beach read in the sun, spending time on the beach is always guaranteed to be a great time.

Add a jet ski or pontoon boat rental to your vacation bucket list!

Rainy Day Activities In Myrtle Beach

Although hot, sunny weather is typical of Myrtle Beach in the warmer months, unpredictable weather and a rainy forecast can sometimes put a damper on your vacation plans – especially in the midst of hurricane season. Even on a rainy day, the Grand Strand offers plenty of great activities that you & your family can enjoy while waiting out the weather! Here are a few rainy day activities:

– Broadway at the Beach
While most of Broadway at the Beach is technically an outdoor attraction, the complex offers plenty of venues with great indoor attractions. A visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach will make you feel like you never left the ocean, and the iconic WonderWorks provides tons of educational fun for your whole family. In addition to these attractions, Broadway at the Beach offers tons of dining options, a movie theater, and even the Hollywood Wax Museum right across the street!

– Enjoy a Show
There are plenty of entertainment theaters across the Grand Strand with shows running daily! The Alabama Theater and Carolina Opry offer award-winning musical performances, while Pirates Voyage and Medieval Times offer fun, interactive dinner theater experiences that will be sure to entertain the whole family.

– Go Shopping
Tanger Outlets is located right off of Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach! Tanger is home to over 200 shops in a clean, well-maintained environment with plenty of great deals waiting to be found. Barefoot Landing, another beautiful shopping & entertainment venue, is located only 7 minutes north from Tanger Outlets. Barefoot Landing has plenty of retail shops, entertainment venues, and dining options – and, although mainly an outdoor venue, has plenty of great indoor activities and experiences for the whole family.

– EdVenture Children’s Museum
If you have little ones with you, the 3,000 square-foot EdVenture Children’s Museum offers countless activities and “imaginative experiences” for your kids. Admission for children & adults is only $9, and the museum is located in the beautiful Market Common – which has plenty of great retail & dining options in a walkable village setting.

– Play Some Games!
Whether you’re looking for a classic arcade, laser tag, or bowling, Myrtle Beach has tons of great venues to keep you & your family entertained. If you’re looking for a more classic arcade experience, the Fun Plaza Arcade on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a great option. Fun Warehouse in Myrtle Beach is another fun way to spend an afternoon – with laser tag, go karts, an indoor skating rink, and arcade game all in one location, there’s no shortage of activities to keep every member of your family happy. If you’re looking for a venue where the adults can kick back and enjoy a few drinks while enjoying entertainment, 810 Billiards & Bowling and Dave & Buster’s are both great venues to enjoy games, food, and perhaps a few cocktails.

When you’re done with your rainy day activities, consider a jet ski or pontoon boat rental when the weather clears.

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