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Take A Cruise On The Barefoot Princess Riverboat In Myrtle Beach

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Take A Cruise On The Barefoot Princess Riverboat In Myrtle Beach


On our recent visit to Myrtle Beach, SC we had the pleasure to cruise on the beautiful Barefoot Princess Riverboat.   Riverboat cruises have a special place in my heart. The Barefoot Princess is the only riverboat cruise in the Myrtle Beach area which makes it even more special. My family and I truly had an unforgettable time that evening enjoying the beauty of the river, the food, the entertainment and each other’s company. My family and I even got to steer the boat!

About The Barefoot Princess Riverboat

The Barefoot Princess is 64 feet long and 24 feet wide. Not only is she a beautiful riverboat, she can hold 130 passengers, so she’s a good size. There are three floors on the ship so there is plenty of room to move around. They serve dinner on the main floor, a cash bar on the second with some dancing and music, and really amazing sight seeing on the open third floor.

Welcome Aboard

As you walk on the boat, you’ll see the boat is designed to be welcoming. We entered the boat through the lower level and we were welcomed by the dining room, which was set up beautifully. I think at that point, my stomach got a little excited by the dinner I knew was soon to follow.

Friendly Staff

When you first walk up to the Barefoot Princess Riverboat, you are greeted by very friendly staff. It was invigorating to see someone smiling at you and excited to see you. There is just something about a friendly warm smile that makes any experience that much better.

Take A Cruise On The Barefoot Princess Riverboat In Myrtle Beach
The Barefoot Queen


Bar and Drinks

There is also an exclusive bar and drink option on the boat. I did notice that they had a nice selection of mixed and bar drinks available. Plus, you can walk up there to get whatever you want and the bar tender is more than happy to accommodate you.

Music and Dancing

If you’re a huge fan of music and dancing, like I am, then you’ll love this part of the Barefoot Princess Riverboat Cruise. It’s such a fun part of the experience. The musician was welcoming in letting others join in on the fun. The music was REALLY a nice touch to experience on a 2 hour dinner cruise.

entertainment on princess barefoot dinner cruise

The Beauty

Enjoying a relaxing evening on a boat is one thing, but experiencing it on the Intercoastal Waterway is phenomenal. The trees along the bank of the river are beautiful. The water is sparkling and when we went, the weather was perfect. A really neat thing about the Barefoot Princess is that she runs, even if it’s raining. They are able to do this because the 1st and 2nd decks are enclosed and are even climate controlled.

Princess Barefoot River Boat Myrtle Beach

The Food

The Barefoot Princess Riverboat has an amazing menu. Each cruise has either a lunch or dinner listed and it includes food and drinks. You’ll notice that there is also a snack bar for you to purchase various drinks and snacks from. Our particular dinner cruise which was a more casual cruise included hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixings. It was so yummy we had to go back for seconds!

Barefoot Princess Riverboat Cruise Food

If you’re in the Myrtle Beach area and looking for something to do, the Barefoot Princess Riverboat Cruise is something your family will remember for years to come. You may also want to check out my recommendations of Top 15 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach.

Check out this video of our experience on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat. I think you’ll love joining along as my family had the experience of a lifetime.

Location of Barefoot Riverboat Cruise:

4932 Hwy 17 S

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


(843) 272-2140


Sightseeing cruise $21. Dinner cruise $42.

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17 thoughts on “Take A Cruise On The Barefoot Princess Riverboat In Myrtle Beach”

  1. I’ve always wanted to go on a riverboat dinner cruise. I think that would be wonderful and Myrtle Beach isn’t far from me.

  2. That sounds like it would be a lot of fun. I love being able to go out on boats. They’re always a lot of fun. I’d love to be able to bring my girls sometime too.

  3. Oh wow… now this looks and sounds AMAZING. We used to go to the carolinas every Summer and I would love to go back. If we do, I will totally check this out

  4. I have always wanted to go on a Riverboat cruise. This looks like so much fun and the food looks delicious.

  5. A Riverboat cruise is a great way to spend the day. I will have to check this one out the next time i am in the area.


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