Photo by John Kester

Photo by John Kester


Welcome to Rover Tours!  We are pleased to announce that we are offering 2 different regularly scheduled tours in 2019. The Carolina Rover, our shaded 40 ft. pontoon boat, will take you either on the Shellling & Lighthouse Cruise to North Island OR to Hobcaw Barony on the Historic Hobcaw Barony Cruise & Hobcaw House Tour.

See tour descriptions below:

Sea Shell & Lighthouse Cruise

Sea Shell & Lighthouse Cruise

Join Rover Tours for a 4 hour cruise through a bird-watcher's paradise by South Carolina's oldest lighthouse, the Georgetown Light (1811), that lit the way for two centuries of seafarers. You will then be able to explore and beach comb where the sea unfolds her secrets, depositing an ever-changing array of shelling opportunities.


Historic Hobcaw Barony Cruise & Hobcaw House Tour

Historic Hobcaw Barony Cruise & Hobcaw House Tour

This three hour tour cruises up the Winyah Bay toward the Great Pee Dee River, giving view to majestic oak trees and the abandoned rice fields of Hobcaw Barony, to tour Bernard Baruch's winter hunting retreat. Step aboard in Georgetown and travel back in time to Hobcaw Barony pier where you will disembark to begin your one hour tour of the Hobcaw House, built in 1930 high above the Winyah Bay. After viewing the majestic Hobcaw house your cruise will continue over to view the smokestack of the USS Harvest Moon, a Civil War Flagship of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (1864-1865), resting on the dregs of the Winyah Bay for more than a century.



Child: (11 & Under)

89 lbs. & under 


Adult: (12 & Over)

90 lbs. & over




Please read our "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ's) page for any information or questions prior to purchasing tickets.

The Carolina Rover is a United States Coast Guard inspected vessel and is certified to carry 41 passengers (adults and children). Personal Flotation Devices (life vests) are not worn during the cruise or on the island. USCG required Type II (child) PFD's are approved for children weighing 33 - 89 lbs.  USCG required TYPE II (adult) PFD's are approved for larger children and adults weighing 90 - 311 lbs or 52 inch chest size maximum. USCG approved commercial PFD's are not manufactured in larger sizes. If you wish to bring your own PFD it must be labeled USCG approved.

To View Our Schedule or Make Reservations and Buy Tickets online: click on the

All tickets are purchased in advance through our secure reservation system. If you do not have the resources to facilitate the transaction, call us and we will be glad to go online for you. The $1.00 per ticket transaction fee applies to all purchases, whether you do it or we do it for you.

An email confirmation will be sent to you upon completion of your purchase, (check your junk mail or spam folder because we are not in your contacts) it will tell you where we are located, what time to be here, where to park, and what to bring. Please call, (do not Email, text message, or Facebook message us) if you do not receive the email, to insure your purchase was processed.

All pets are prohibited. This policy is in effect due to vast online availability of service license for purchase.


In support of our Active Duty service members, Rover Tours will give any active service member a free tour ticket! Free ticket applies to active service member only. Service member must show valid Active Duty military ID at the time of check in for tour. Reservations still apply.

*Please book your reservations early, as space is limited on each tour. When booking online, if the trip you desire is sold out, please call to be placed on our wait list. There are cancellations, occasionally

Rover Tours is committed in helping to educate and preserve South Carolina's fragile wetlands and Eco-systems today, because we care about tomorrow.

• Serving Visitors to Our Coastal Community since 1995 •

Members of the following organizations...

•  South Carolina Nature Based Tourism Association SCNBTA •
• Passport Program of
The United States Lighthouse Society
Georgetown Business Association
Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
• South Carolina Marine Educators Association SCMEA •
South Carolina Maritime Museum SCMM
• Historical Society of Georgetown County •

• NMB Chamber of Commerce •
 • Discover South Carolina •