Just because you are taking a vacation to Hilton Head doesn’t mean you need to quarantine yourself to the island! There are plenty of exciting day trips you can make just outside of Hilton Head. One place you should be sure not to miss is Daufuskie Island.

Daufuskie Island Ferry

Wondering what the best way is to island hop on vacation? We’ve already thought that through for you. The Daufuskie Island Ferry is ready and waiting to taking you away. It’s available every day (with alternate schedules on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Day visitor parking is free, and a free shuttle to ferry is also provided from the parking lot. Kids 7 and under also ride the ferry for free!

When You Visit

Be sure to plan ahead for your visit, as many attractions (including dining) may require reservations. Because the many source of transportation across the island is a golf cart, you may want to look into a rental before you arrive. And don’t forget to check out the visitor center – you know the kids will want souvenirs.

What You’ll Do

Do your outdoor activities in a new setting. Daufuskie Island offers biking trails, horseback riding, kayaking, and more fun beach activities. Or you might want to tour the island, search for new wildlife, or just lie on the beach in a more secluded are than your resort. Dining ranges anywhere from upscale at the Beach Club at Melrose, to several more casual options at the marina. Picnicking is another fun way to spend the afternoon. Bring your dog with you! Daufuskie would love to host your pet.


Taking a day trip of Hilton Head Island to Daufuskie Island is a venture well worth taking. An adventurous soul is always in need of finding new roads to take. The road to Daufuskie helps you keep your spirit alive during your Hilton Head vacation.