Conway river boat tours offer peace, good stories

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - If you'd like to see some of Conway's historic homes, you don't necessarily have to walk or drive. There's a much easier way to enjoy the sights along the Waccamaw River.

You can hear tales of its history all at the same time. Just hop on board the Conway River Boat Tours.

It's Conway. Aptly named the River City. As it expands, the streets get a little more busy. But no matter how hectic life gets, the pace out on the Waccamaw River remains gentle. This is where you can come to unwind a little and slow down a lot.

"It tops out at about six miles an hour, and that's about it," says Captain Jim of the river boat he mans.

Captain Jim is talking about his boat, River Memories. One that you can ride on to hear all about his memories along the Waccamaw.

"I'm a native of Conway, came home about eight years ago and I grew up on this's my passion," he says. "Learned how to swim in here so long ago I can't even remember when. Then just came sort of a river rat, if you will."

Another passion of Captain Jim's is history, and he get's to combine the two while boating the river.

"That's the Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge. It was built in 1937. There is a monument located at the foot of that bridge," Captain Jim explains.

But it's not all facts and figures for Captain Jim.

"As my daddy used to say, don't ever let the facts get in the way of a good story," he laughs.

Yeah, you may hear a few tall tales along the way, but it's all inspired by the magical waters of the Waccamaw and the serene landscape that surrounds it.

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