Sallie Ann Authentic Gullah Tours
Morning and Afternoon Tours – 11 AM – 2 PM or 2 PM-5 PM – TUESDAY through SATURDAY
When you step off the ferry, Sallie Ann Robinson will be waiting to take you on a comfortable bus tour of historic Daufuskie. Sallie Ann is a sixth generation native of Daufuskie Island and recognized TV personality, celebrity chef, and spokesperson for preserving the legacy of Gullah culture. During the next 3 hours, Sallie will fascinate you as she makes the history of Daufuskie come alive by sharing her many stories about growing up as a child on bridge-less Daufuskie Island and attending the two-room school where she was one of author Pat Conroy’s students. Your ferry boat ride back to Bluffton is sure to include lively conversation.
Offered at 11AM and 2PM on Tuesdays through Saturdays. $60 per person. Call 843-686-2227
Here’s a little more info about what Sallie Anne has planned for you:
When you land on Daufuskie Island you will see the beauty and feel how peaceful it is. You will get to visit the Daufuskie Museum and Library, the Oyster Hall, the 138-year-old First Union African Baptist Church, the Mary Field School built by the natives in 1934 and where Pat Conroy taught Sallie Ann Robinson during the 1969/70 school year and the Mary Field Cemetery that is the largest graveyard dating back to the 1800*s. Daufuskie Island still has many of its original dirt roads that intertwine all over the Island with beautiful large live oak tress draped in moss. You will also get to see and learn much more about other Daufuskie Island history while on the tour. Catch the 10AM ferry over and return at 2:30 or catch the 1PM ferry over and return at 5:30 (For ferry reservations, 843-940-7704).
Daufuskie Trail Rides
Each ride ranges between one and three hours with the option to explore both the coast and unique history of Daufuskie Island. Our private horseback tours begin at $100 per hour per person and we can accommodate up to, but not exceeding, six riders per tour.
Oceanfront Horseback Ride – Available April – September
A 1.5-hour ride through the historic Melrose Plantation and along the oceanfront.
Beach Horseback Ride – Available October – March
A one to three-hour ride designed to accommodate all levels of riders from beginners to advanced. This horseback riding experience starts with a 15-minute walk from the stable to our private beach where we’ll then ride along the Atlantic Ocean often seeing dolphin and various birds along the way.
Historic Ride – Available Year Round
Follow the history on horseback throughout Daufuskie Island by visiting our unmatched sites. The First African Baptist School, the historic school house where famed author Pat Conroy taught, and many other unforgettable sites during this one to three-hour session.
Tour Daufuskie Tours
History and Artisans Tour – $80.00 per person
During this tour with Tour Daufuskie, you will learn about the Gullah, American Indian, and Civil War history that makes this bridgeless island so significant. Includes round-trip ferry boat ride from Bluffton. Call 843-842-9449.
Daufuskie Wilderness Afternoon Adventures $185 for two people
This 90-minute “Wild Daufuskie” Eco-Tour takes you through the wild side of Daufuskie which includes the habitats of the birds (egrets, great blue herons, eagles, and osprey), gators & other reptiles.
Kayak tours, Stand-up Paddle Board Tours – $90.00 per person (1.5 hours)
Marsh Tacky Equestrian Adventures
$95.00 first person ($79 each additional person up to 4) – 843-940-7704
Learn about the endangered Marsh Tacky horse in the context of its historical roots on Daufuskie Island. Meet them nose to nose. You will spend 2 hours learning about the marsh tackies “life-style” on Daufuskie, take a riding lesson or, depending on your ability, enjoying a trail-ride into the most pristine parts of the island. For more info, call 843-368-3636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your reservation.
Getting there on the Daufuskie Island Ferry is half the fun.