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Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Daufuskie Island Ferry

4.4 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Vagabond Cruise
Water activity

Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Daufuskie Island Ferry

Activity provider: Vagabond Cruise
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From US$ 42.35 per person

Likely to sell out

Catch the express ferry service from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island. Rent a golf cart when you arrive, or bring your bike on board the ferry. Discover the top sights and stop for lunch at the famous Old Daufuskie Crab Company before the return trip.

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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  • Benefit from a direct ferry service to Daufuskie Island
  • Enjoy 3 hours on the island to explore the top sights
  • Bring your bike aboard or choose to rent a golf cart on the island
Full description
Step back in time with a trip to Daufuskie Island and get a feel for the Low Country. This express ferry service departs from the Sea Pines Resort and arrives in Daufuskie just 30 minutes later, giving you more time to explore. Learn the island’s history from your captain and hear about interesting landmarks and sights to see. Bring your bike on board the ferry at no extra cost, or rent a golf cart on arrival. After exploring the island, hop back on the ferry to return to Hilton Head.
  • Round-trip ferry ticket to Daufuskie Island
  • Bike access
  • Food and drinks
  • Sea Pines Resort vehicle entry fee ($9)
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner’s office, located just below the lighthouse, 45 minutes before your ferry departure time for check-in. Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you are staying outside of the Sea Pines Resort, there is a $9 fee (cash only) per vehicle entering the resort
  • This pass allows access to the resort for an entire day
  • Bikes are only allowed on the 9:00 AM ferry
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 16 reviews

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We enjoyed our ferry trip to Daufuskie Island. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area and informative of our surroundings, which made the ride enjoyable. The speaker was clear and not muffled like some can be.

February 18, 2023

Not up to par!

October 29, 2022

Hitched a ride on the ferry with family of five and our own bicycles. Pleasant morning boat ride - 45-50 min - to Freeport. Upon disembarking, we rode along Old Haig Point Road (paved, level and pleasant), left onto Church Road to First Union African Baptist Church onto a dirt road. Right onto School Road - another dirt road, but a bit tricky riding in the sand there, made golf carts look tempting - quick stop at the school house (where Pat Conroy taught for a year and wrote about in the Water is Wide) which is now a coffee shop, then left onto Beach Road past the Silver Dew Winery/Bloody Point lighthouse, to the beach itself. Right onto Pappy's Landing/Oak Grove - paved all the way back, so much less sand riding than we thought (a plus). Got back with just enough time to get bikes on the boat and to get ice cream. Were it just me and my wife, all day on the island would have been great, but it was just the right length of ride/touring with three kids ages 14, 11 and 8.

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October 11, 2022

Product ID: 396154