Hi gang, Rick Ostler here from North American Waterway bringing you Used Pontoon Boats along with news and views from the boating industry. Go on a pontoon boat tour before heading out to a special lunch or dinner. Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours, 705-B Front St., offers pontoon boat tours on the area's rivers and creeks. There are three options.
The three-hour Pontoon Boat Plantation River Tour cruises past former mansions and rice fields and runs at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children.
The three-hour Lighthouse Shell Island Tour allows passengers to visit an unspoiled barrier island and walk around for about an hour. The tour runs at 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It costs $25 for adults and $20 for children.
The two-hour Ghost Story and Harbor Tour is an evening tour cruising the bays as a guide relates haunted tales. The tour runs Monday through Friday and costs $20 for adults and $15 for children.
For more information call 477-0287. or visit www.lowcountrytours.com.
Eat dinner or lunch at the Rice Paddy. Appetizers include shrimp and corn chowder, grilled barbecued shrimp and deep-fried, bacon-wrapped oysters. The lunch menu features a jalapeno pimento cheeseburger, crab enchilada, or Lowcountry oyster pie. Dinner choices include mustard-coated rack of lamb and pan-fried quail with country ham.
The Rice Paddy, at 732 Front St., is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Make reservations by calling 546-2021.
Note | If you are in the mood for a quick lunch, the Rice Paddy's chicken salad is a great buy. The portion is big, and the house vinaigrette is a must try.
Stops | A boat tour, lunch or dinner at the Rice Paddy
Time | About five hours
Cost | From $40 to $55 per personThanks to;Couples - Coasting - Myrtle Beach Sun News