Daufuskie by Horseback

Explore by Horseback

Everything Looks Better from Horseback

Daufuskie has the only private facility in South Carolina that features horseback riding on the beach. And this is an island with some of the longest, most pristine beaches in the Lowcountry. You and your horse will have plenty of room to run. Each ride ranges between one and three hours with the option to explore both the coast and unique history of Daufuskie Island. After your ride, catch your breath and relax as you watch the dolphins chase your ferry on the way back home.

Your ride will begin with a 15-minute walk from the stable to Daufuskie Trail Ride’s beach, where you’ll have the chance to ride along the Atlantic Ocean. Please note, riding on the sand is limited in the summer months due to sea turtle nesting season. This breathtaking ride often includes spotting dolphins and various birds along the way.

Buckle up.

Grab your friends and join us for a small group ride. No more than 6 riders per trip.

Historic Horseback Trail Rides

The historic 1.5-hour ride will take you down sandy roads laden with Lowcountry oak and pine. You will have the opportunity to take in sites such as the historical First Union African Baptist Church, Mary Field’s School where famed author Pat Conroy taught, Gullah homes dating back to the nineteenth century, and live oaks hundreds of years old.

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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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