Scenic Lunch Cruise on the Barefoot Queen Myrtle Beach, SC

Barefoot Queen Riverboat Cruises2051-2 Bridge View Ct.North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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Enjoy lunch with scenic views on the Barefoot Queen Intercoastal Waterway cruise. Feel the fresh air on the outdoor decks as you tour North Myrtle Beach aboard an authentic wooden riverboat with music and live narration. Or have the best time with loved ones from the boat’s climate-controlled interior decks with a fully-stocked bar serving refreshing drinks!

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Cruise on the Barefoot Queen riverboat—an authentic wooden riverboat with music and narration onboard.
  • Boarding starts 45 minutes before cruise time; you must be on the boat at least 5 minutes before departure.
  • Follow the Barefoot Queen parking lot sign and wait for the shuttle pick-up and drop-off at the dock.
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour lunch cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway with a delicious meal and complimentary tea and water.
  • Snacks, drinks and liquor are available for purchase at the well-stocked onboard bar, please note that outside food and beverages are not permitted.
  • Must be 21 years old and above with a valid picture ID to buy alcoholic drinks at the bar.
  • Children 2 years old and below cruise free, but please select a ticket for them to ensure admittance.
  • Sails rain or shine unless canceled by the boat captain.


from Barefoot Queen Riverboat: Scenic Day/Lunch Cruise
Come aboard the Barefoot Queen Riverboat and let the good times roll! Cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway taking in fantastic views of Myrtle Beach in the heart of the Grand Strand of South Carolina. Located at Barefoot Marina in North Myrtle Beach, the Barefoot Queen is a 70-foot authentic wooden riverboat featuring two climate-controlled interior decks and three outer decks to enjoy the fresh air.

Along the cruise, discover the multitude of restaurants, marinas, and boutiques that line the Grand Strand area. You may even spot local wildlife like pelicans and other birds and fish.

The Barefoot Queen cruises south of Barefoot Marina to Marina Inn Grande Dunes and back along the Intracoastal Waterway, which connects various marinas, rivers and canals. Cruising the waterways offers a peek into the local livelihoods and past times of locals and provides an overview of the importance of the natural wonders of the Myrtle Beach area and its seaside life.

This scenic lunch cruise is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful views, music, cocktails, and fun.

Duration: 1.5 Hour Cruise – Boarding Times: 45 mins prior to cruise time
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barefoot Queen Riverboat: Scenic Day/Lunch Cruise

Where do we park?

Barefoot Queen is located at the Barefoot Marina across the waterway from Barefoot Landing. Follow the Barefoot Queen parking lot sign. After parking, catch the looping shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off at the ticket booth by the dock—the earliest is 45 minutes before departure, and the last pick-up is 10 minutes before departure.

How do we board the boat?

Check in at the dock and follow the instructions. Please note that you must be onboard at least 5 minutes before the departure, so allow plenty of time for finding parking and waiting for the shuttle service.

Will there be food?

Yes, a delicious lunch with sandwich options, chips, a cookie, and complimentary tea and water will be served. In addition, there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase onboard. Please note that outside food or beverages are not allowed onboard.

What drinks are on the boat?

There are Coca-Cola products, coffee, tea and water. You can also buy alcoholic drinks, including beer, wine and liquor at the well-stocked onboard bar if you are 21 years old and above with a valid picture ID.

What can I bring on the boat?

You can bring a small bag or purse and a camera on the boat to capture all moments along the cruise. Please note that weapons like guns and knives, personal chairs, and coolers are not permitted—bags are subject to search upon boarding.

Can I bring my own music?

No, personal music is not allowed on the boat. There is narration and music onboard.

Who is allowed on the boat?

All ages are allowed onboard, but please note that due to USCG regulations, all passengers, including infants, children and adults, are required to have a ticket to board the boat.

What happens if the weather is bad?

The Barefoot Queen is enclosed on the upper and lower deck, allowing the riverboat to sail rain or shine. If the captain decides the weather is unsafe, your cruise will be postponed or rescheduled. Management will work with you to reschedule your cruise. In the event your trip cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be issued.

Is the boat wheelchair-accessible?

Due to its construction to portray original riverboats, the Barefoot Queen is not completely wheelchair-accessible. There are ramps to access the dock and the boat, but please note that there is one step into the lower level and into the restroom on the lower level. Please have someone in your party able to assist with navigation as the crew cannot assist you due to liability reasons. If you or anyone in your party require wheelchair-accessible seating, please make a note in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation.