Located between Hilton Head and Savannah, and accessible only by boat, sits a true gem of the Lowcountry, Daufuskie Island. This unique island has been constantly inhabited for over 2,000 years and as such has a rich history of Native Americans, Early Settlers, Antebellum Plantations, Post-Civil War hardships and much more. Daufuskie is home to roughly 100 residents, several of whom chose to live in on this remote island as a way of cultivating their creative spirit. Each has an engaging story of how they came to live on Daufuskie and the ways of life on the Island.
Discover this unique island on a guided excursion with Outside Hilton Head. Our daily Daufuskie History and Artisans excursion is the best way to see the important historical sites on the Island and visit with some of the artisans. The trip is a total of four and a half hours. You will meet your Captain, who will also be your guide, at Shelter Cove Marina. From there, we have a relaxed boat cruise over to Daufuskie, stopping for dolphin and other wildlife along the way. The Captain will also be sure to point out sites of interest best seen from the water.
Once on Daufuskie, we will load into golf carts and begin touring the islands interior. The golf cart portion focuses on historic sites on the Island including the First African Baptist Church, The Praise House, the site of the Bloody Point Light and The Mary Fields School (memorialized in Pat Conroys ‘The Water is Wide’). In addition to the historic sites, we will also visit local artisan shops, including the Iron Fish Gallery, winner of Martha Stewart Magazine’s American Made Award for 2014.
Following the golf-cart portion of the tour, we have some light snacks and refreshments before boarding the boat for the return to trip to Hilton Head. Call today for more information!