About Daufuskie IslandDaufuskie Island can be reached via a ferry boarded from Broad Creek Marina at 18 Simmons Rd. in Hilton Head Island. The captain fills the 10-mile trip with local history stories, and the scenery includes waterfront mansions and possibly dolphins and sea birds. Visitors can also reach the island by water taxi (May River Excursions, 81 Calhoun St. in Bluffton) and personal watercraft; a public boat ramp is at Intracoastal Waterway Marker 29.
Upon arrival, pick up a golf cart and map to begin a self-guiding tour. The dirt roads pass historical structures and cemeteries, and there is also access to a beach with a historic lighthouse; drive slowly and allow 2 hours to complete the route since some are spaced fairly far apart. A 2-hour guided tour on a school bus also is offered. Phone (843) 342-8687 for the ferry and (843) 304-2878 for the water taxi.
Daufuskie Island, SC
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