Directions to the Daufuskie Island Ferry

 

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Buckingham Landing

35 Fording Island Rd Exd.
Hilton Head, SC 29926

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Going East toward Hilton Head, take a slight right just before Wesley’s Fruit Stand.

 

 

Going West from Hilton Head, turn sharp left immediately after passing under the Bluffton Bypass.

 

There is ample parking.  Overnight parking is $10.00 per night.  To purchase an overnight parking pass, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Watching for the ferry can be fun.

From Hwy 95
(Savannah)

From Highway 95, take Exit 8 and follow the Highway 278 Connector to Highway 278. Follow signs to Hilton Head Island. Continue approximately 17 miles.   You will pass the Tangiers Outlets on the right.  After you pass thru the Moss Creek traffic light, stay in the right lane.   Fording Island Road Extension will be your next right.    It is a slight right just before the Fruit Stand by the Bluffton Overpass.  The road ends at the Landing.

For additional information, please call the Daufuskie Island Ferry Service: 843-940-7704.

From Charleston/Beaufort

Take Highway 17 South out of Charleston to Route 21 (to Beaufort). Take Route 21 to Highway 170. Follow Highway 170 to Highway 170/278. Take the Hilton Head Island exit (William Hilton Parkway/Highway 278). Follow signs to Hilton Head Island. Continue approximately 10 miles.  You will pass the Tangiers Outlets on the right.  The turn is shortly after the Moss Creek traffic light. Look for Wesley’s Fruit Stand on the right and take slight right turn onto Fording Island Road Extension.

From Hilton Head

Take US 278 W to Fording Island Rd Exd  (approximately 12 min).   The left turn is immediately after you pass under the Bluffton Parkway overpass.  Watch for Wesley’s Fruit Stand on the left.  Take sharp left onto Fording Island Rd. Extended and go to end.  Click on map below for greater detail.

Arriving at the Buckingham Landing

From Bluffton

Take Burnt Church Road to 278.  Go East toward Hilton Head.  After you pass thru the Moss Creek traffic light, stay in the right lane.   Fording Island Road Extension will be your next right.    It is a slight right just before the Fruit Stand by the Bluffton Overpass.  The road ends at the Landing.

From Hilton Head

From Shipyard
Follow William Hilton Pkway Hwy 278 south to Palmetto Bay Rd.  Take Cross Island Pkway and US 278 W to Fording Island Rd Exd  (approximately 12 min).  Watch for Wesley’s Fruit Stand.  Take sharp left onto Fording Island Rd. Exd.

 

From the Marriott Resort
Turn right onto William Hilton Pkwy 278. Continue on 278 W for approximately 6 mi. Watch for Wesley’s Fruit Stand. Take sharp left onto Fording Island Rd Exd. Go to end.

Buckingham Landing

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At the end of Ford Island Road Extension, you will see a round building and a parking area and the ramp to the dock where the ferry will pick you up.  There is ample parking and tickets can be purchased on-line or on-board the ferry.  Reservations are strongly encouraged (click the Reservation tab in the main menu.)