Discover Daufuskie Island

When you discover Daufuskie, you will find that it is an island full of smiling people and fun things to do. Daufuskie is a place where golf carts and bicycles are the mode so you might want to take a self-guided tour on a golf cart or have a tour guide or a real estate agent waiting for you when you arrive.

Please read on for IMPORTANT information about  land transportation and about our island services and real estate professionals.

Then look at “Things to Do on Daufuskie.”  No matter how much you see and do, there is always more to discover about this magical island.

Transportation

Whether you are just spending the day or staying a week, you will need land transportation. If you are staying for a while, 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:

Island Carts
Golf cart rentals by the hour, day or week – 843-505-3937

Bloody Point
Golf cart rentals by the hour, day or week-843-341-5566.

Tour Daufuskie
Golf cart rentals and island tours – 843-842-9449

Freeport Marina
Golf cart rentals and island tours – 843-342-8687

Sports Addiction
Bicycles Rentals – all kinds of bikes for adults and kids 843-815-8281.

Daufuskie Transit
Provides transportation between your rental and the dock – (843) 338-2570.

Island Services and Real Estate Professionals

Grocery Delivery Service
Sends groceries and supplies to Daufuskie. The procedure for arriving guests is that your grocery order is delivered to the boat you will be taking to Daufuskie.We also deliver groceries once you are on the island but you will then have to meet the boat to pick up the groceries from the dock. Feel free to call Charles for further details – 843-290-3191.

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation
Pick up the foundation’s historical guide at the Billy Burns Museum (843)686-4824. The guide includes a map which highlights historical points of interest, and includes a brief summary of the significance of each location including the Billie Burn Museum, the Gullah Learning Center, tabby ruins, historic cemeteries & homes, and old logging railroad line. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 1pm-4pm. The museum can also be opened at other times by appointment for groups (given appropriate advance notice). Call 406 270 6586.

Daufuskie Properties Realty
When you’re in the market to purchase property on Daufuskie we’re here from sunrise to sunset!
315-247-4212
Email: amason5@hargray.com

Daufuskie Rental Group
Let us help you enjoy this incredibly beautiful island in a lovely resort cottage or villa that is mere steps to the beach. We will assist you with boat and ground transportation, arrange golf cart rentals, provide you with inside information about the island (after all we live here) and even help you plan your event.
Call Deborah at 404-414-1282.

Island Accommodations
Your expert guide to this vacation paradise. We’ll handle everything for you, from arranging the perfect accommodations to supplying your transportation. Contact Krissy at iaccommodations@gmail.com
843-785-8021

Susan Jones Property Management
Let me book your next visit to Daufuskie Island from accommodation, ferry, land transportation & golf cart rentals. Lots of experience as a Daufuskie Resident since 1999 and committed to my clients best interest as a knowledgeable, patient and caring Property Manager. Call Susan at 843 384 4894 or email: daufuskienew@aol.com

Brad Keppel bkeppel@premiermach.com

Patricia Shannon daufuskiepointofview@gmail.com

 

Things to Do

You might come to Daufuskie for its history, or its natural beauty, or its eclectic atmosphere. Whatever the reason, it’s always a good idea to start at the Billie Burn Museum for maps and a little background about the island. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 1pm-4pm. The museum can also be opened at other times by appointment for groups (given appropriate advance notice). Call 406 270 6586.
Among the residents on Daufuskie Island, you will find talented artists, entrepreneurs, woodworkers, winemakers, chefs, historians, farmers, sculptors, potters, community organizers, musicians, and more. You’ll meet them when you visit some of the places mentioned below.

Click here to view a self-guided tour map of the island.

For printable road maps of Daufuskie, choose from the following:

Read on for What to Do and Where to Go.
Enjoy Daufuskie and be ready to fall in love with the most pristine beautiful island you may ever visit.

Marshside Mama's - great food and entertainment on Daufuskie

At Marshside Mama’s, located at the County Dock on Haig Point Rd, you’ll have an island adventure like no other.  Whether you’re dropping by for a drink after boating or enjoying an evening with dinner and dancing, you’re in ofr a treat.  Hang out by the firepits or boogie to the bands on weekends.  Marshside Mama’s is Daufuskie Island’s favorite spot for great food, livingly entertainment and memorable good times.

Famous for their seafood gumbo, shrimp and grits, and fresh local fish, you can dine inside where the restaurant is cooled by ceiling and box fans, or you can sit outside under the trees with a beautiful view of the New River.

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (843) 785-4755

 

A community farm. Enjoy the animals. Learn about the crops.

Since 2010, Daufuskie Community Farm and Artisan Village has devoted its energy to passionately advocating sustainable living on Daufuskie Island.  With the initial introduction of the community farm that attracted those desiring to have a hands-on way of producing food for their community, a growing desire has occurred to make a difference.  The local community has contributed to the planning, construction, and growth of this thriving work by expanding the farm from animals into gardens, orchards, and the new Artisan Village!  Please enjoy browsing this informative site and consider how you can be a part of the progress of this exciting work.

Daufuskie Community Farm

Daufuskie fish art sculpture - delightful and getting more famous every day.

The Iron Fish art gallery (est. 2001) is not just a coastal decor gift shop, it is coastal art gallery online which exclusively represents renowned coastal sculptor CHASE ALLEN’S sculptures. These limited vintage fish art sculptures are 100% handcrafted at The Iron Fish Gallery & Studio on Daufuskie Island, SC by coastal artist & sculptor CHASE ALLEN. There is not one coastal sculpture offered which was created in a factory overseas or on a mechanized assembly line.
Chase has become known for his vintage finished fish art sculptures, mermaid art sculptures, stingray art sculptures, blue crab art sculptures and last but not least, his “Maine” lobster art sculptures.

Chase Allen’s handcrafted sculptures have been featured on television as well as in national magazines such as Coastal Living, Southern Living, and Charleston Home.  He was recipient of the 2014 American Made Audience Choice Award hosted by Martha Stewart.

 

 

Daufuskie Rum distillery - taste and enjoy.

The Daufuskie Island Rum Company, located on 12 acres off Haig Point Road, opened in December 2014.    It is famous for distilling the sea island’s most authentic, 100% American, handcrafted rum.  Each bottle of Daufuskie Island Rum is distilled, bottled, labeled, and packed by hand on Daufuskie.

The facility is open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 to 4.
Be sure to check out our gear as well.

Daufuskie Wine & Woodworking

Woodworking and wine shop on Daufuskie

Daufuskie Wine & Woodworks is located on the north end of the island next to Freeport Marina. Daufuskie Wine and Woodworks is owned and operated by Mike and Joanne Loftus who spent 30 years in the northeast and are now full time on Daufuskie.

The couple operates their business out of their beautifully designed post and beam barn, which can also be rented for private events and gatherings. The woodworking shop builds wooden kayaks, surfboards, canoes, and paddleboards. The quaint wine shop operates out of an attached building where many wines and craft beers are curated, and where you can also enjoy organic, sustainable, and low production wines from vineyards throughout the world.

Silver Dew Pottery

Pottery and treasured artifacts from Daufuskie's past

Silver Dew Pottery, owned by husband and wife Lancy and Emily Burn, has been in business on Daufuskie over 15 years. The Burn family roots run deep on the island, and Lancy’s grandfather, Papy, was the Bloody Point lighthouse keeper. Papy spent his time wandering the shores, forests, and dirt roads of Daufuskie, collecting ancient pottery shards and other Native American island artifacts. These were the inspiration for Lancy to make pottery. To this day, Lancy shares his father’s impressive collection of shards and artifacts, along with fascinating stories about Daufuskie Island’s history, with visitors at Silver Dew Pottery.  Beautifully simple and wholly functional, each piece of pottery is signed and many pieces have become treasured collectors’ items.

Lucy Bell’s Cafe

Local Marina and eatery on Daufuskie

At Lucy Bell’s you’ll encounter some of the island’s most interesting people while you enjoy a gourmet breakfast or lunch crafted by a highly acclaimed catering team. Look for the little cottage with blue shutters on the corner of Benjies and School Road.  Open 8-3 Tuesdays thru Sundays (closed Mondays).  843-341-6477

 

Freeport Marina

Local Marina and eatery on Daufuskie

At the Freeport Marina a crushed oyster shell lane leads you past an outdoor bar and sitting area to the the Old Daufuskie Crab Company Restaurant. At the end of the lane is the Freeport General Store. Here you will find everything from cold drinks and snacks to t-shirts and gifts. This is one of those unique little stores found only off the beaten path.

Island Services and Real estate  Professionals

Grocery Delivery Service
Sends groceries and supplies to Daufuskie. The procedure for arriving guests is that your grocery order is delivered to the boat you will be taking to Daufuskie.We also deliver groceries once you are on the island but you will then have to meet the boat to pick up the groceries from the dock. Feel free to call Charles for further details – 843-290-3191.

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation
Pick up the foundation’s historical guide at the Billy Burns Museum (843)686-4824. The guide includes a map which highlights historical points of interest, and includes a brief summary of the significance of each location including the Billie Burn Museum, the Gullah Learning Center, tabby ruins, historic cemeteries & homes, and old logging railroad line. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 1pm-4pm. The museum can also be opened at other times by appointment for groups (given appropriate advance notice). Call 406 270 6586.

Daufuskie Properties Realty
When you’re in the market to purchase property on Daufuskie we’re here from sunrise to sunset!
315-247-4212
Email: amason5@hargray.com

Daufuskie Rental Group
Let us help you enjoy this incredibly beautiful island in a lovely resort cottage or villa that is mere steps to the beach. We will assist you with boat and ground transportation, arrange golf cart rentals, provide you with inside information about the island (after all we live here) and even help you plan your event.
Call Deborah at 404-414-1282.

Island Accomodations
Your expert guide to this vacation paradise. We’ll handle everything for you, from arranging the perfect accommodations to supplying your transportation. Contact Krissy at iaccommodations@gmail.com
843-785-8021

Susan Jones Property Management
Let me book your next visit to Daufuskie Island from accommodation, ferry, land transportation & golf cart rentals. Lots of experience as a Daufuskie Resident since 1999 and committed to my clients best interest as a knowledgeable, patient and caring Property Manager. Call Susan at 843 384 4894 or email: daufuskienew@aol.com

Click the map below to view a full-size map of a self-guided tour which will take approximately 3 hours for all stops.

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