Make Ferry Reservations2021-04-29T15:52:24-04:00

FERRY VISITORS CENTER (Free DAYTIME parking with free shuttle to ferry)
Suite 102A, 1536 Fording Island Road (Hwy 278) Bluffton, 29926

FERRY EMBARKATION (Authorized parking only – Call office for authorization)
55 Fording Island Road Exd, Hilton Head/Bluffton, 29926

Overnight parking in all ferry locations (at the Landing, Visitor Center, Fruit Stand or Gas Station) $10/night/car.

Face Coverings Required

The Daufuskie Island Ferry is again running its full schedule.  Following SC’s DHEC requirements regarding the COVID- 19 virus, all ferry passengers must wear face coverings in accordance with the directives below.  Please be aware that when you purchase your ferry ticket you are entering a contractual agreement with the Daufuskie Island Ferry to follow its policies.

  • All passengers are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout the entire passage, including while loading/unloading luggage and cargo, while in the waiting areas, on the docks and while on board the ferry inside the cabin or on open decks.
  • Small children who are not able to maintain a face covering are exempt from this requirement.  Face covering guidance is provided on  the CDC website.
  • The application of hand sanitizer prior to boarding will continue as consistent with past practice.

2021 Daufuskie Island Ferry Price List

TICKETS   (Children under 7 years of age travel for free.)

Same-Day Round-Trip (same day—initiating from the main land)  –  $35 per person

Multi-Day Round-Trip (for passengers staying overnight on Daufuskie) – $45 per person

Island Hopper Round-Trip (same day—initiating from Daufuskie) – $20 per person

Express Round-Trip
(High-speed, small boat service for up to 10 people—carry-on baggage only –  begins March 1) – $49 per person

One-way (In either direction) – $30 per person

Water Taxi Service (Does not include parking nor baggage handling service fee)

For up to 5 passengers  – $250 one way
Each additional passenger over 5 people – $40 one way

NOTE: All cars parked in any ferry parking area must have a valid parking permit displayed on their mirror or dashboard. Parking permits can be obtained from the concierge at the Visitor Center or from a ferry team member at the Landing.

DAYTIME parking at the Visitor Center with free shuttle bus –  Free

Parking at Buckingham Landing is reserved for passengers spending the night(s) on Daufuskie.

OVERNIGHT parking in any ferry parking area including the visitor center, Buckingham Landing, the fruit stand and the service station  – $10 per night per car (not to exceed $100 per month)


No more than two bags or one wagon may be carried on by each passenger at boarding call.  This includes items such as  a  duffel bag, pets on leash or in a carrier, cooler or golf clubs, which a passenger may carry on without assistance.  –  Free

There is a luggage handling service fee paid to the crew for handling items which the passenger does not carry on himself/herself.)

         For handling baggage filling up to 1/2 of a baggage cart  – $10 one way

         For handling baggage filling up to a full baggage cart – $20 one way

BICYCLES—per seat  (Tandem bicycles are charged for two seats.) – $8 one way

KAYAKS—per kayak  – $10 one way

There is no charge for transporting medications.  To transport other parcels is $20 one way.

This includes furniture, appliances, tools, landscape and building materials, etc.

         Up to 1/2 of a baggage cart of freight  – $20 one way

         More than half and up to a full baggage cart of freight   –  $40 one way


The ferry runs the same schedule everyday except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Days. On these holidays, the ferry only runs the 7AM round-trip and the 4PM round-trip.

Everyday Schedule

  • To Daufuskie:  7 AM, 10 AM, 1  PM and 4 PM (and on Fridays only – 9 PM)
  • From Daufuskie:  8:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM (and on Fridays only – 10:15 PM)

NOTE TO ISLAND RESIDENTS:  If you have a Palmetto Breeze ID card with a QRcode sticker, CLICK HERE to make your QRcode reservations.

NOTE TO VISITORS: No more than 2 bags or 1 wagon may be carried on per person.  There is no charge for carry-on items.  Baggage which is not carried on must be checked with the ferry crew who will load it into cargo trailers.  Like a gratuity, a baggage handling service fee should be made in cash and given to the crew when the baggage is loaded. There is a surcharge for luggage which exceeds a total weight of 50 pounds per person.  The charge for transporting kayaks and bicycles can be included in the reservation or paid by credit card prior to boarding.


This seamless high-speed, no-hassle EXPRESS service to and from Daufuskie begins when you board the no-wait private shuttle at the Visitor Center and ends when you arrive on Daufuskie.

Express Service – Departures On Wednesdays and Sundays Only

  • Depart Visitor Center for Daufuskie: 8:20AM, 11:20 AM, 2:20 PM and 5:20 PM
  • Depart Daufuskie with private van back to Visitor Center:  9:00AM; 12:00PM, 3:00PM and 6:00PM

Note:   The departure time is the time that the private shuttle departs from the Visitor Center.
No more than two bags or one wagon may be carried on by each EXPRESS passenger at boarding call. There is no luggage-handling service.
Round-trip EXPRESS reservations can be combined with any other return departures from Daufuskie – $49.00/round-trip.


  • To make a reservation on the Daufuskie EXPRESS ($49.00),  click here  or click the EXPRESS button below.
  • To make a ROUND-TRIP reservation (single-day visit $35.00 or multi-day visit $45.00), click here or click the ROUND-TRIP button below.
  • To make a ONE-WAY reservation to Daufuskie ($30.00), click here.
  • To make a ONE-WAY reservation from Daufuskie ($30.00), click here.



Some important things you should know about your trip to Daufuskie.

  1. If you are just coming for the day,  round-trip reservations are $35 per person – children 6 years old and younger travel for free.
  2. If you are going to spend one or more nights on Daufuskie, round-trip reservations are $45 per person – children 6 years old and younger travel for free.
  3. One-way reservations can be made on the website or by calling the office at 843-940-7704.
  4. After you make your ferry reservation, call any of the golf cart companies below and tell them what ferry you are on and they will have your golf cart waiting for you when you arrive.
  5. If you are staying a few nights, be sure to have land transportation waiting for you to take you and your luggage to your vacation residence.
  6. Daytime parking is free at the Visitor Center.  Parking at Buckingham Landing is reserved for over-night guests.
  7. Over-night parking at the visitor center, landing, fruit stand or service station is $10 per night not to exceed $100 per month.  You will be able to pay for parking when you book your reservation.

Travel Tips

Here are some tips to make your trip an easy and enjoyable experience:

  1. Pack sparingly – The island lifestyle is VERY casual.
  2. Tag each of your bags with your name and cellphone number.
  3. Make sure all your bags are closed or zippered to avoid spillage. Boxes to hold open bags such as grocery bags and satchels can be purchased at the dock.
  4. Plan to carry on all your valuables, medications and breakable items.
  5. Consider using a grocery shopping service to deliver your groceries to you at the dock:
    The Cyber Valet Service Phone : 843-505-8568
    Daufuskie Grocery Phone: 843-508-5900. (Daufuskie Specialists)
  6. Any luggage or other items that you cannot carry on by yourself may be left on the loading platform and the crew will load them into the ferry’s baggage carts.  A luggage handling service charge (similar to the gratuity that you would give a valet for equal service) will be due and payable to the crew at the time that your items are loaded.

Transportation on Daufuskie

Whether you are just spending the day or staying longer, you will need land transportation.  Golf carts are the transportation of choice although some hardy cyclists rent bicycles.  If you are staying over night, you need to arrange transportation from the dock to your rental unit.  Some rental properties will have a golf cart for you when you get there.   When a property does not include a cart, you may need to rent one for your entire stay.   Any one of our preferred golf carts vendors can have a cart waiting for you when you step off the boat.

Daufuskie Carts (electric carts) – 843-997-0062

Island Carts (gas carts) – 843-505-3937

Mungin Creek (gas carts) – 912-844-0222

Tour Daufuskie (gas carts) – 843-842-9449

Fuskie Bikes (electric bicycle rentals) – 843-849-9000

Daufuskie Transit (transportation between homes & dock) – 843-338-2570

Freddy’s Transport and Taxi Service – 843- 368-4238