Offering the most scenic trip to Daufuskie Island, the May River Excursions water taxi takes you through the beautiful creeks and marshes between Bluffton and Daufuskie. The 30 minute, open air ride departs from Historic Old Town Bluffton, a short drive from Hilton Head. Your captain will take you through the beautiful creeks and marshes between Bluffton and Daufuskie Island, and drop you off at the Public Dock (also known as the “County Dock”).
May River operates a fleet of Carolina Skiffs, capable of bringing you and your luggage to the island. May River runs water taxis to and from the island every day during daylight hours. May River Excursions offers flexible departure and pick-up times for . For day-trippers, the round trip water taxi is $45 per person. They can also bring you to the island for an overnight stay. Overnight rates, starting at $150, include parking and luggage transportation. The best part? Tour Daufuskie can take care of rentals, tours, and booking the water taxi over with May River Excursions. If you are looking for a bit more flexibility in your day, as well as a short but scenic ride, May River Excursions is ideal for you.
Daufuskie Island Ferry offers a comfortable, enclosed ride to Daufuskie. This 1 hour long trip departs from Buckingham Landing at the base of the Hilton Head bridges and takes you through Calibogue Sound to Daufuskie. The ferry runs four times a day (7:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm), with an added late night (9:00 pm) trip on Fridays. Return trips from Daufuskie are at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm (Plus 10:15 pm on Fridays). This reliable and professional ferry is quite affordable, at only $35 per person for a round trip ticket.
Book your round trip ferry tickets with a self-guided golf cart rental or one of our guided tours.
If you are coming from the Savannah area, Bull River Marina is an excellent option. The marina is located on Wilmington Island, just at the Tybee Island Bridge. You can charter a water taxi to the island from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for $225 for the round trip boat ride accommodating up to 6 people. Or, jump onto a trip they already have scheduled for just $45 per person, round trip.
In addition to Bull River’s open air water taxi, they also recently added a fully enclosed 31’ SeaHawk that can accommodate up to 22 people. This quick ride through the protected waters from Tybee to Daufuskie only takes about half an hour. Bull River can drop you off at any of the docks on Daufuskie Island.
Call Tour Daufuskie at 843-842-9449 for assistance!