If you’re looking to dock your boat on Daufuskie Island, there are a few things you need to know.
While the Island has many private docks, there are a limited number that are designated for visitors. Before you come, you are going to want to know their exact location and how to identify them. There are some important regulations and tips you follow when docking your boat on Daufuskie Island.
1. Discover easy access to the beautiful waters of Daufuskie Island by docking at the free, the public dock.
Boaters coming from south should look out for a larger concrete pier and dock just after Red Marker 40 in New River. If traveling from north, simply follow Copper River around Daufuskie until reaching Green Marker 39 where you’ll find that same welcoming spot on your journey.
2. You can also dock your vessel at Melrose Landing – easy to spot with its grand wooden pier.
Melrose is just past Freeport Marina, locate yourself on one of its inner docks (as they’ll be closer). Before you get there, call Haig Point at (843) 341-8147to pay for all-day docking. Cost is around $25. Please note that the outer areas are specifically made for the ferry.
3. Freeport Marina offers the most expansive docks to tie up at north of Melrose Landing.
During peak season, you may want to get there early or risk being surrounded by boaters! After settling in on your boat, take a short stroll over and enjoy some freshly caught seafood from the Old Daufuskie Island Crab Company.
For a link to the waterways around Daufuskie Island, click HERE for the NOAA Chart – Daufuskie Waterways