The Daufuskie Island Ferry Provides Service to Daufuskie from Hilton Head’s Buckingham Landing
The Daufuskie Island Ferry Service runs from Buckingham Landing (35 Fording Island Road Exd, Hilton Head 29926) to and from Daufuskie Island on the schedule shown below.
The Daufuskie Island Ferry Service runs from Buckingham Landing (35 Fording Island Road Exd, Hilton Head 29926) to and from Daufuskie Island on the following schedule.
Tickets are $35.00 round-trip. Children 5 and under travel for free. There is no charge for normal cargo such as personal items including groceries, small household items, luggage, and sports equipment which are the property of a passenger on board.
|Departing Hilton Head’s
|7:00 am||8:30 am|
|10:00 am||11:30 am|
|1:00 pm||2:30 pm|
|4:00 pm||5:30 pm|
Transit time is approximately one hour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure.
- Reservations are strongly encouraged. Click here or click on the RESERVATION tab above.
- Click here to purchase ferry tickets or click on the PURCHASE TICKETS tab above.
- For directions to Buckingham Landing, click here.
- Daytime parking is FREE. Overnight parking is $10/night. To purchase a parking permit, click here.
- With virtually no cars on the island, golf carts and bicycles are the norm. For information about having land transportation waiting for you when you arrive on the island, call 843-940-7704.
For barge service with the capacity to carry tractor trailers, large buses, and construction equipment to Daufuskie Island, call 843-247-5378 to reserve your barge transportation.
There is ample parking. Single-day parking is FREE. Overnight parking is $10.00 per night. All passengers with vehicles will receive a parking pass to place on the vehicle’s dash board. Please park in spaces clearly marked for vehicles. If you purchase your parking pass here, you will receive a payment receipt email as proof of payment. Just show this receipt to the captain and he will then provide you with an authorized parking pass to place on your car’s dashboard.
When arriving, please be considerate of the people who live in the area. This includes driving slowly, radios turned off or at low volume, no littering, and parking only in designated areas. If a car or motorized vehicle does not have an appropriate sticker or valid dash board permit, it may be towed. There will be economy parking in a remote area as soon as it is completed.
Tickets can be purchased on-line (click here), or when boarding the ferry. Visitors are strongly encouraged to make ferry boat reservations and purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid delays in boarding. If you do not have a ticket, please be prepared to present a valid credit card. No cash is accepted on board the ferry.
Tickets for the Daufuskie Island Ferry are $35.00 round trip. Children 5 years old and under ride for free. Palmetto Breeze tickets are accepted. For more information about Palmetto Breeze tickets, please call 843-757-5782.
There is no additional charge for the normal cargo belonging to a passenger on board. Normal cargo is defined as personal items such as groceries, small household items, luggage, and sports equipment which are the responsibility of a passenger on board. There is a extra charge for unaccompanied cargo. Cargo ships on a first-come first-served basis. During peak travel times, cargo may be held until the next available ferry. Freight fees for light cargo are waived at the discretion of the Captain to facilitate recovery efforts. Containers with gasoline are strictly prohibited. To help us better serve you, please include boarding concerns such as excessive cargo, building materials, equipment or physical disabilities when you make your reservation.
For rules of conduct while riding the ferry, click here.
Whether you are just spending the day or staying a week, you will need land transportation. Some rental properties include a golf cart in which case you just need transportation to get to there. When a property does not include a cart, you may need to rent one for your entire stay. If your rental agency has not arranged for your land transportation, here are some options:
Golf cart rentals and island tours – 843-842-9449
Golf cart rentals by the hour, day or week – 843-505-3937
Golf cart rentals by the hour, day or week-843-341-5566.
Golf cart rentals and island tours – 843-342-8687
Bicycles Rentals – all kinds of bikes for adults and kids 843-815-8281.
Provides transportation between your rental and the dock – (843) 338-2570.