Preparing, Arriving, Boarding
Your ride to Daufuskie will be comfortable and enjoyable. Every vessel in our fleet includes a climate-controlled cabin, rest room, and a comfortable outside deck. We provide personal assistance with boarding for passengers with a handicap. Restrooms are located at the landing, and on board the ferries.
Transit time is 45 min. Overnight visitors, please plan to arrive at the landing at least 30 minutes early. Single-day visitors to Daufuskie, please plan to arrive at the Visitor Center 45 minutes early for free parking and free shuttle service to the ferry.
If you are only visiting Daufuskie for the day, there is FREE day-time parking at the ferry’s Visitor Center. Located at 1536 Fording Island Road (Hwy 278), Suite 102, Building A, the visitor center includes a gift shop, refreshments and a free shuttle that will take you to and from the ferry landing. There are two shuttles from the Visitor Center to Buckingham Landing per ferry departure except on weekends when there is no shuttle service for the 7 AM morning departure. Shuttles to the landing leave the Visitor Center 30 minutes and 10 minutes before each ferry’s departure time.
Parking at any of the other ferry parking areas must be assigned by a crew member if space available. Since daytime parking at the landing, fruit stand or service station is scarce and is $20 per day per car if available, please use the Visitor Center. Same-day round trip tickets are $35 per person. Children 6 and under are free.
The Daufuskie Island Ferry’s Embarkation Center, which operates exclusively from Buckingham Landing, is open all year long. It is located at 55 Fording Island Road Extension (which is just off Hwy 278 at the foot of the Hilton Head Bridge on the Bluffton side). For overnight visitors to Daufuskie, parking at the Landing (including parking spaces at the fruit stand or service station) is $10 per night not to exceed $100 per month. Multiple-day tickets are $55 per person. Children 6 year old or younger are free. Single-day visitors to Daufuskie should use the visitor center since daytime parking at the landing, fruit stand or service station is scarce and is $20 per day per car.
PRIVATE WATER TAXI
If our schedule doesn’t work for you or if you prefer the privacy of your own boat, a custom water taxi can be scheduled to pick you up at a time that fits your schedule. Available to or from Daufuskie when you want it. Reservations required: 843-940-7704. ALSO SERVES SAVANNAH, BEAUFORT and more. Call 843-940-7704.
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