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


Call 843-940-7704 or email [email protected] for ferry reservations, parking payments, unaccompanied goods, and freight


Parking Rules and Regulations

  • Parking passes must be visible at all times
  • Vehicles without an active parking permit or hang tag will be subject to towing
  • Risk of loss of parked vehicles and their contents is solely a risk to the vehicle owners. DIFS or any of its affiliates are not responsible for theft, damage or loss to any vehicle or its contents.
  • If you lose or damage your parking permit or hang tag, a $20 lost fee will apply.
  • Permits and hang tags are non-transferable and must only be used for the vehicle in which they were originally registered.
  • Families are limited to a maximum of one Buckingham Landing parking permit and no more than two permits for any parking area.
  • Parking permits will be issued on a first come/first serve basis to registrants that pay in full. Level 1-3 Palmetto Breeze pass-holders will receive priority Buckingham Landing permits.
  • All parking at Tanger 2 must be within the designated Daufuskie Island Ferry parking area. Parking elsewhere will be subject to towing. 

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, call 843-940-7704 or email [email protected]

UPDATED FedEx Services as of 3/13/23:  

Fed-Ex deliveries for Island Residents will be to Melrose Landing on Daufuskie for pick up.  Island Residence should use their home address and add phone contact information to the shipping notes when placing an order.  

Island Residents may contact the ferry company at 843-940-7704 to make arrangements to pick up a package or we will notify the recipient when a FedEx package arrives. Package(s) will be delivered to Melrose Landing once delivery service fees have been paid. Unclaimed packages will be returned to FedEx if not paid and/or claimed within 3 weeks.  

Delivery service fee is $10.00 per order. NOTE: Large FedEx packages or multiple packages for one recipient that is large enough to take up the space of a half blue bin or full blue bin will be charged a freight charge of $25.00 or $50.00 instead of $20.00. If anyone prefers to decline their package and not to pay the DIFS FedEx service charge, their package will be returned to FedEx.   

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  888-635-7878

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

Hargray/Telephone Service           877-427-4729

Vaccaro Architects  843 290-3076

CCL Builders   912 412-8882

Osprey Construction 
Chuck Hunter 843.290.1845

Lee Construction – Site Work & Utility  843 784-5288

Johnson Services   843.384.2982

Khristo Services   843.683.7440

Ron Jones  843.684.2344

Yarborough Masonry 843-338-2570

Nelson Olivera  843.540.5514

Khristo Services   843.683.7440

Nelson Olivera  843.540.5514

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

Earl’s Electrical                       843-247-6832

Lang 72 Degrees                     843 681-6824

Palmetto Propane                 800-233-1882

Septic Tank
Degler Waste Management                     843-645-7867

Daufuskie Landscapes         843-684-3445

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   843-368-7013

Ron Jones    843-684-2344

Ron Jones    843.684.2344

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

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

Savannah Island Shuttle Boat Tours 912-657-5222

Daufuskie Carts 843-997-0062

Freeport Marina   843-785-8242

Mungeon Carts 912-844-0222

Tour Daufuskie   843-842-9449

Daufuskie Life 843-805-9040

Island Essentials 570-337-5176

Fuskie Bikes – 843-849-9000
Electric and pedal 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

J&J Garage 843-341-9255

Club Car of Hilton Head   843.837.2066

Low Country Golf Carts  843.987.8272

Premier Properties by Haig Point – 843.341.8104

Embarkation Center


As of January 16, 2024, we are no longer under contract with Beaufort County to provide ferry services. We are not accepting reservations at this time.

Please stay tuned for future developments.

Daufuskie Island Ferry is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website. Our goal is to provide an accessible and barrier-free environment for our website, online services and other technology. We will be updating our website over time to implement the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA), which will also bring our website into further conformance with the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board (Section 508). Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you require assistance please contact us directly at 843-940-7704