• 18 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Reservations: 843-342-8687
  • ferry to daufuskie

    Ferry Transportation
    to Daufuskie Island

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    Round-Trip Departures
    from Hilton Head

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The OFFICIAL Daufuskie Ferry

Celebrating 40 Years of Daufuskie Heritage! Daufuskie is only minutes from Hilton Head, but it feels like you are going back 100 years in time. Most of the area still remains dirt roads, revealing an Island that is rich in history and nature with one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on the East Coast. Daufuskie Island is a rare find that can only be visited by private boat or passenger ferry.

morning ferry

Morning & Afternoon Ferry

Round Trip: $33 Adult and $16.50 Under 11

PURCHASE TICKETS

Narrated Sightseeing and Dolphin Tour aboard The Delta Lady, Sapelo Queen, or Silver Dew departing from Broad Creek Marina on Hilton Head Island and arriving to Freeport Marina on Daufuskie Island. For a great adventure, add a golf cart and explore the Island. Be sure to stop at The Bloody Point Lighthouse and taste the Scuppernong Wine. Overnight visitors can rent cottages at Freeport Marina, have dinner at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company, and return home the next day.

Upon Arrival to Ticket Office

Once in the parking area, head towards Broad Creek (the water and docks). The ticket office window is located in the yellow building located by the long wooden dock. If you booked online, remember to bring your confirmation email and ID in order to pick-up your tickets.

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Taking The Ferry Over to Freeport Marina

At the center of the fun is Daufuskie Freeport Marina! During the day, dockage at Freeport Marina is absolutely free when you eat or drink at the Old Daufuksie Crab Company. Don't forget to stop by the Old Daufuskie Crab Company restaurant for famous deviled crab and more! Here you can enjoy delicious Low Country cuisine, cold drinks including our signature cocktail called Scrap Iron, Live Music, and gorgeous water views. The Island is home to heritage and native culture best explored through a beautifully narrated or leisurely self-guided tours.






The OFFICIAL Daufuskie - Celebrating 40 Years

Long before Dr. Jack Scurry and his son Wick Scurry built the Island's first Marina in 1984, Daufuskie was originally home to many. Ten thousand years ago, Indians inhabited the island up until the 1800s. One tribe in particular were called the Yammacraw. They named the island Daufuskie, which means' point of a feather' or' point of an arrow.' Interesting enough, Daufuskie is shaped like an arrowhead. They were the first surveyors on the island with many more to follow.

In the recent months, we are excited about the purchase of The Bloody Point Lighthouse and Silver Dew Winery. The most historic structures on the island are now open to the public instead of a being a private residence. In an effort to show people more of the history of the Island, indigo and Sea Island Cotton have been planted and currently being cultivated. The lighthouse itself is now a museum showcasing authentic photographs and memoribilla from the lighthouse. It is exciting that people will finally be able to have a look around inside of these historical landmarks.