Island Residents

Island Residents

please note:
all wagons and carry-on items must be weighed by the crew prior to proceeding to the waiting area Click below to book tickets

New dedicated hotlines for Island Residents Only

Call 843-384-4548 between 9 AM – 4 PM for reservations, parking payments, FedEx, or freight.

Call 843-940-7704 between 4 PM – 7 PM to make ferry reservations.

Your QR Ticket Account

The Palmetto Breeze

Palmetto Breeze in conjunction with Daufuskie Island Ferry offers island residents a paperless Ferry Ticket System.  It works like a transponder car pass on toll roads.  The QR code sticker on your ID card will be scanned every time you ride the ferry.  The cost of your ride will be deducted from your Palmetto Breeze QRcode Ticket account.

You can check your account balance or make a deposit from your computer at any time.  Please do not use your cell phone if at all possible since connections are often dropped.

Palmetto Breeze Pass Policies:

  1. All Palmetto Breeze pass holders are requested to keep their accounts at zero or a positive balance.

  2. All Palmetto Breeze passengers must present a valid ID card for each passenger requesting to use the Palmetto Breeze fare system.   Multiple swipes on one card is allowed as long as the passengers have cards in their possession for verification purposes.

  3. If you wish to keep your QRCode on your phone, a picture of the front side of your card must appear in the same picture for verification purposes.  A QR code only will not be accepted.

Palmetto Breeze
25 Benton Field Drive  |  Bluffton, SC 29910  |  (843) 757-5782  |  [email protected]

Island Resources

If you need help with fed ex or with general services such as plumbing, painting, heating repairs, landscaping, the following information gives you some valuable resources.

If you provide services to the island and are not on the list or have updates, just call the Island Hotline – 843-384-4548. 

Daufuskie Island residents now have the option to use Federal Express services to receive FedEx, FedEx Home, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight packages. The Daufuskie Island Ferry Visitor Center is a Federal Express clearing station for all FedEx packages addressed to Daufuskie Island recipients.

Island residents will be notified when a FedEx package addressed to them arrives at the Visitor Center. Residents may choose to pick up the package there between the hours of 9 and 4, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, or they can arrange to have the package delivered on one of the scheduled ferries to Melrose Landing.

The fee payable to DIFS by credit card is $10 to pick up the package at the Visitor Center or $20 to have it delivered to Melrose Landing. If you are going to have the package sent over to Melrose Landing, call the ferry office (843 940 7704) to make payment and set up ferry delivery details. Unclaimed packages will be returned to FedEx if not claimed within 3 weeks. Please be sure to add the Visitor Center address, (1536 Fording Island Road, Suite 102A,  Bluffton, SC 29926) to the delivery information for any of your Daufuskie-bound FedEx orders.

Island emergency services are handled by a full-time, modern Fire Department and EMS.

Daufuskie Island Fire District:  843 758-2116

EMS: 911

Poison Control Center:  800 222-1222

Beaufort County Sheriff Department:    843 255-3300
Beaufort County Sheriff does not maintain full-time presence on the island. They will respond as necessary.

Environmental Crimes unit: Sgt. John Gobel     843 255-3421
SC Crime Stoppers: 1-888-274-6372

You can access “Lowcountry Law: A Look Inside of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office” at their Facebook page:

Water & Sewer
Daufuskie Island Utility Company  617-423-3030

Electric & Gas
SC Electric and Gas (SCG&E)  800-251-7234
Underground Line Location   811

Hargray/Telephone Service           877-427-4729

Fred Ludtke   843 686-2210

Vaccaro Architects  843 290-3076

CCL Builders   912 412-8882

Tidewater Company   841-842-8313

Anthony Group
Tony Cucco   843.671.3071

Joshua M. Simpson  843.247.2351
[email protected]

Mahe Coastal Homes  843.422.8292

Osprey Construction 
Chuck Hunter 843.290.1845

Geoff Brunning    404 569-2353

Daufuskie Site Preparation Inc   843-785-5141

Lee Construction  843 784-5288

Clark Construction, LLC
Steve Clark 478-387-5580

Johnson Services   843.384.2982

Khristo Services   843.683.7440

Ron Jones  843.684.2344

Ted Richardson/Renovation   843-842-4560

Yarborough Masonry 843-338-2570

Nelson Olivera  843.540.5514

Joe Davis  706-829-8864

Khristo Services   843.683.7440

Nancy Owens  843.842.6942

Graham Iverson   843.422.4755

George Rafferty  516-287-6592

Brian Crabtree   404-444-01491

Eddie Pennebaker                     864-650-2739

Bluffton Electric                     843 757-9522

May River Electric                     843 784-7070

Earl’s Electrical                       843 683-618

Lang 72 Degrees                     843 681-6824

Palmetto Propane                 843-540-6273

Septic Tank
Degler Waste Management                     843-645-7867

Sea Island Backflow, LLC
John Lebak                     843-842-8427

Daufuskie Landscapes         843-684-3445

Island Essentials (butterfly-friendly pest management) 843-444-8585

Island Environments   (843) 342-7734

The Greenery   843-785-3848

Rivers Landscape and Tree Service    843.247.5210

Hilton Head Exterminators   843 681-2590

Carolina Termite & Pest Control   843-681-4401

Sea Glass Home Services LLC   843-785-4697/843-368-7013

Cleaning/Triune Corporation  843-686-6330

Johnson Cleaning Services 843.384.2982

Raya Cobb    843.540.3020

Rebecca Price   912.308.5017

Nancy & Monica   843-842-6942

Tammy Helmuth   843-247-5941

Jodi Yarborough   843-842-2245 or 843-338-2184

David Helmus   843.247.5940

Ron Jones    843.684.2344

Bryan Cranston

Eddie Pennebaker 864-650-2739

A Perfect Move   866.630.6740

All My Sons   843.757.2100

Bull Island Freight   843-321-0119

Hutchinson Island  912-232-1836

J & W Barge Services  843.342.8687 or 843.290.9336

New River Transport  843.341.5765

Daufuskie Island Ferry Service – 843-940-7704

Daufuskie Island Ferry Service Water Taxi – 843-940-7704

Haig Point Ferry (private)    843-686-2000

Harbour Town Water Taxi    843-363-2628

May River Excursions Water Taxi  843-304-2878

Palmetto Breeze (ferry passes for residents) 843-757-5782

Daufuskie Carts 843-997-0062

Freeport Marina   843-384-4354

Island Carts   843-505-3937

Mungeon Carts 912-844-0222

Tour Daufuskie   843-842-9449

Fuskie Bikes – 843-849-9000
Electric bike rentals for half or full day and multi-day are available.  Optional fishing and beach packages can be added.

Daufuskie Transit   (843) 338-2570

Gasoline – Freeport Marina  843-785-8242

Suresh’s Cart Garage  843 445-1455 or 843 842-1239

Daufuskie Cars and Carts    910-528-6383

Club Car of Hilton Head   843.837.2066

Coastal Custom Carts  843.815.6622

Low Country Golf Carts  843.987.8272

Premier Properties by Haig Point – 843.341.8104

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