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6 Summer Adventures in Myrtle Beach That Will Make You Say “Netflix, who?”

From paintball to dolphin tours, here's how to make the most of the summer sunshine in Myrtle Beach.

Alright, adventure seekers and thrill junkies, listen up! Myrtle Beach is calling your name this summer, and trust me, these six activities will make you forget all about your couch and Netflix. From epic paintball battles to breathtaking dolphin tours, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. Let’s dive in!

1. Black Ops Paintball & Airsoft Pro-Shop

Imagine this: You’re in the middle of a paintball battle, adrenaline pumping, dodging behind barriers, and taking down opponents. Sounds fun, right? That’s exactly what you’ll get at Black Ops Paintball & Airsoft Pro-Shop. This place is massive, with a 13.5-acre field featuring everything from Speedball to Hyperball. And get this—they’re expanding to a whopping 180 acres soon. If you’re not already sold, their pro-shop is stocked with top-tier gear that will make you feel like a paintball pro. Membership options are available too, so you can keep coming back for more action without breaking the bank​​.

2. Dolphin Tours

If your idea of a perfect day includes dolphins (who wouldn’t want that?), then you’re in luck. Myrtle Beach offers some seriously cool dolphin tours. Start with Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Watch Tour for an intimate experience on a smaller boat. For a high-speed thrill, Sea Screamer and Sea Thunder tours departing from Little River are where it’s at. Prefer something educational? Sea Racer Tours and Hurricane Fleet Dolphin Cruise offer fun, informative trips. And let’s be real, who doesn’t want to see dolphins up close and personal?​​

3. Banana Boating with New Wave Watersports

Ready to get wet and wild? New Wave Watersports has got you covered with their awesome banana boat rides. Perfect for families and groups of friends, these rides can fit up to six people and are designed to be super fun without the fear of flipping over. At just $25 per person, it’s an affordable way to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean while screaming your head off (in the best way possible)​​​​.

4. The Funplex Myrtle Beach

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If you’re looking for a mix of thrilling rides and beach vibes, The Funplex is your go-to spot. This tropical-themed amusement park is just a block from the beach and is packed with rides like the Fun in the Sun Coaster and Sky Velocity. And for the little ones? The Hang 10 Silly Cups and Sunny Day Swing are perfect. After all that fun, grab a bite at the Off-the-Coast Bar and Grill. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

5. Salty Hooker Fishing Charters

Calling all fishing enthusiasts! Salty Hooker Fishing Charters in Murrells Inlet offers a variety of fishing trips that cater to everyone from newbies to seasoned anglers. From half-day trips targeting king mackerel to full-day Gulf Stream adventures aiming for mahi and wahoo, you’ll have an unforgettable time. Plus, their knowledgeable captains ensure you hit all the best spots. Gear, bait, and licenses are included, so just show up ready to fish​​​​.

6. Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Last but definitely not least, Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a must-visit. With over 35 rides, including the classic Swamp Fox Roller Coaster and the refreshing Log Flume, there’s something for everyone. Thrill seekers will love the F5 and Hurricane rides, while family-friendly options like the Yo-Yo Swings and Magic Maze Glass House ensure a fun time for all ages. Pro tip: Check their website for seasonal hours and ticket deals to maximize your fun​​​​.

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