Directions to the Daufuskie Island Ferry

/Directions to the Daufuskie Island Ferry
Directions to the Daufuskie Island Ferry2019-07-31T19:42:30-05:00

The Daufuskie Island Ferry operates exclusively from Buckingham Landing
which is located at the foot of the Hilton Head Bridge on the Bluffton side.
Note:  Passengers report that GPS directions are confusing when using the landing’s actual address.

 

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Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday. Thunderstorms likely early tonight.
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Saturday 08/18 20%
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Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 90F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Saturday Night 08/18 40%
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Scattered thunderstorms early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Sunday 08/19 20%
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Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sunday Night 08/19 40%
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Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Monday 08/20 10%
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Partly cloudy. High 89F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Monday Night 08/20 50%
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Partly cloudy skies early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later at night. Low 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 08/21 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday Night 08/21 40%
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Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 77F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 08/22 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday Night 08/22 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low near 75F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

From Hwy 95

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 Hilton Head

From mid-island, take local US 278 West for approximately 12 minutes to Fording Island Rd Exd.   From Sea Pines, take the Cross Island Express Way and continue on Hwy 278 West for approximately 6 more minutes to Fording Island Rd Exd.  Fording island Rd Exd. is the first left after you cross the Hilton Head Bridge and pass under the Bluffton Parkway overpass.  Watch for Wesley’s Fruit Stand on the left and the Ferry road sign.  Take sharp left onto Fording Island Rd. Extended and follow it to the building with the green round roof at the end of the road.  Click on map below for greater detail.

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 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 Shipyard in Hilton Head

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 in Hilton Head

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.

Arriving at Buckingham Landing

35 Fording Island Rd Exd.
Hilton Head, SC 29926

At the end of Fording Island Road Extension, you will see a round building and a parking area.  You can drop your luggage under the round building and park in any available space.  There is a waiting area with tables and chairs under the building where you will see the ramp to the dock where the ferry will pick you up.    Reservations are strongly encouraged (click the Reservation tab in the main menu.)  Click on photo for greater detail.

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

Going West from Hilton Head, you will see our green round roof.  Turn left immediately after passing under the Bluffton Bypass (at the gas station and fruit stand).

There is a parking lot.  Day parking is free.  Overnight parking is $10.00 per night.

Watching for the ferry can be fun.