Guided Tours

GUIDED TOURS

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Tour Daufuskie is a locally owned and operated company specializing in Daufuskie Island guided tour packages such as Daufuskie Island history/artisan tours, kayaking tours, eco-tours, and also Daufuskie Island Gullah tours. These are generally offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11AM or 2PM. Through their tours, the company hopes to give visitors a local perspective and foster a sense of unplugged appreciation. Below are a sample of their offerings and tours from other companies we recommend.

Haig Point Lighthouse

The famous Haig’s Point Lighthouse is located in the private residential community of Haig Point. In 1872, to assist ships trying to navigate the shifting shoals of Calibogue Sound, construction of a lighthouse on Haig’s Point began. The 40-foot tower of the lighthouse served mariners traveling around the northern tip of Daufuskie between 1873 to the 1930s. Stories about its ghosts and where they came from seem to be more truth than fiction. Exclusive escorted tours can be arranged through the Daufuskie Island Ferry.

Sallie Ann Robinson’s Gullah Tour

When you step off the ferry, you will meet Sallie Ann Robinson, 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 2.5 hours, Sally will fascinate you as she makes the history of Daufuskie come alive by sharing her many stories about growing up as a child on bridgeless 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. Visit https://daufuskieislandgullahheritagesociety.org/ to book your tour in advance.

Golf Cart Rentals

Touring Daufuskie Island by golf cart is an outside-the-box way to spend a day, and it will be a day you will not soon forget! Come see for yourself why Daufuskie Island is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 small islands to visit in the United States.

“Wild Daufuskie Island” Eco-Tour

We will spend time getting you up close with the wild side of Daufuskie which includes the birds, gators, edible weeds and plant life abundant on Daufuskie, marsh life, marine life, insects, and other critters readily found on island.

Island History & Artisans Tour

On this very popular guided History & Artisans tour, you will learn about the rich Gullah, American Indian, and Civil War history that makes this bridgeless island so significant. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at the Daufuskie Island History Museum and visit with the Daufuskie Island landmark artisans.

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Face Coverings Required

The Daufuskie Island Ferry is again running its full schedule.  Following NTSB’s 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.

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