Planning on taking a ferry service to Daufuskie?
Make sure you know where to park! We have all the information you need right here.
Parking for the Tour Daufuskie Ferry Service:
All cars parked in any ferry parking area must have a valid parking permit displayed on their mirror or dashboard. Parking permits can be obtained from the concierge at the Daufuskie Island Visitor Center or from a ferry team member at the Landing.
Daytime parking at the Visitor Center along with the shuttle bus is FREE. Parking at Buckingham Landing is reserved for passengers spending the night(s) on Daufuskie. (EXCEPTION: The $25 Buckingham Landing daily parking fee will be waived for all passengers departing on the 7 AM ferry.)
Overnight parking in any ferry parking area including the visitor center, Buckingham Landing, the fruit stand and the service station – $12 per night per car (not to exceed $120 per month).
1. BUCKINGHAM LANDING:
35 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910 to MELROSE LANDING
2. DAUFUSKIE ISLAND VISITOR CENTER:
There is no charge for parking overnight at the Beaufort County Government Center, 4819 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton, 29910. However, all cars parked there must have a ferry dashboard parking permit which can be obtained from the concierge at the Daufuskie Island Visitor Center or from a ferry team member at the Landing.
3. REMOTE PARKING: FRUIT STAND
4. HAIG POINT EMBARKATION: Members and Guests of Haig Point, Only
TOUR DAUFUSKIE SCHEDULE:
9:00 PM (Fridays only)
10:15 PM (Fridays only)
Parking for the Bluffton Water Taxi to Daufuskie Island
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. Water taxis run to and from the Island every day during daylight hours. May River Excursions offers flexible departure and pick-up times for. 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.
Parking for H2O Sports :
H20 Sports offers the areas quickest Ferry to Daufuskie Island. Our Daufuskie Island Ferry Water Shuttle takes approximately 20 minutes and departs from the Harbour Town Marina at 149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, in the Sea Pines Resort.
Transportation is available to anyone making a day trip to Daufuskie Island. Our Daufuskie Island ferry operates on a reservation basis and offers multiple departure and return times throughout the day. This allows our passengers to schedule their travel plans based on their day’s activities.
Parking for ISLAND HEAD:
Hilton Head -> Daufuskie Island Daily Round Trip
We ask that you please arrive 30 minutes before the Ferry is scheduled to depart. Ferry transit time is approximately 45 minutes.
Hilton Head Ferry Location: Broad Creek Marina: 18 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Once in the parking area, head towards Broad Creek (the water and docks). The ticket office window is located in the white building located by the long wooden dock. If you booked online, remember to bring your confirmation email and ID in order to pick-up your tickets. Fees: Adults, Ages 13+: $49.99 / Children, Ages 3-12 years: $39.99 / Infant, Ages 2 and under: Free
- 9 AM to 4 PM
- 11 AM to 6 PM
- 1 PM to 8 PM – Available Seasonally