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Passenger Ferries From Hilton Head:


Daufuskie Island Ferry

Take the Daufuskie Island Ferry to and from Hilton Head and Daufuskie Island. The schedule, reservations and directions for the Daufuskie Island Ferry can be found at For additional information: email - or phone - 843-940-7704.

Until the Palmetto Bay Marina is repaired, the ferry leaves from The Bluffton Oyster Factory Landing, 65 Wharf Street, Bluffton, SC 29910, and arrives on Daufuskie at the Melrose Landing. The ferry schedule to and from Daufuskie is as follows:

From Hilton Head/Bluffton: 7:00 am, 12:00 am, 4:00 pm
From Daufuskie to Hilton Head/Bluffton: 8:30 am, 1:30 am, 5:30 pm

* Tickets can be purchased on the website or by credit card when boarding the boat. Reservations are encouraged. Call 843-940-7704 or visit the website for reservations.


Calibogue Cruises
(843) 342-8687

To reserve Daufuskie Island ferry tickets or visit the website. Calibogue Cruises offers various adventures for the entire family. You may to choose to hop aboard a 4-passenger yellow golf cart for your own self-guided tour through Daufuskie Island's historic district, beautiful isolated beaches, and its unique art galleries.


Another great tour is the historic guided bus tour.  A knowledgeable local guide will delight you with fascinating stories of Daufuskie's past and provide the latest news on modern day Island events. Along this 2 hour tour, you will visit over a dozen historical points as you step back in time to learn about Daufuskie life during wartime and the culture of Gullah. See the history page for brief listing of Daufuskie Island historical points. Reservations are required. This guided bus tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old.



Outside Hilton Head
(800) 686-6996

Offers guided tours from a couple different locations on Hilton Head.


Harbor Town Adventures
(843) 363-2628