What is it Like to Spend a Day on Daufuskie Island?
Enjoy a Self-Guided Adventure on Daufuskie Island!
If you like doing your own thing on your own time instead of being part of a group, then a self-guided adventure is perfect for you.
When you rent a Daufuskie Cart, an associate will be waiting for you when you step off the ferry. He or she will tell you a little about the island and its history, give you an annotated island map, and share some personal recommendations.
Then, with map in hand, you’ll take off in a cool golf cart to explore the island for yourself. You may explore our beaches, visit the island’s historic locations, stop in at the galleries and craft shops, and/or grab some food at one of our unique restaurants. The enjoyable round-trip ferry boat ride and nifty golf cart are the perfect trimmings for a very memorable day on Daufuskie.
One Call Does it All
Get a ferry reservation and rent a Daufuskie Cart with just one call 843-341-2327. Then watch this video and read the fun list below to get an idea of what it is like to spend a day on Daufuskie.
Among the residents on Daufuskie Island, you will find talented artists, entrepreneurs, woodworkers, winemakers, chefs, historians, farmers, sculptors, potters, community organizers, musicians, and more. You’ll meet them when you visit some of the places mentioned below.
Whether you’re dropping by for a drink after boating or enjoying an evening with dinner and dancing, you’re in for a real treat. Hang out by the firepits or boogie to the bands on weekends. Marshside Mama’s is Daufuskie Island’s favorite spot for great food, livingly entertainment and memorable good times.
|The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation|
Pick up the foundation’s historical guide at the Billy Burns Museum (843)686-4824. The guide includes a map which highlights historical points of interest, and includes a brief summary of the significance of each location including the Billie Burn Museum, the Gullah Learning Center, tabby ruins, historic cemeteries & homes, and old logging railroad line.
|Eagle’s Nest at Bloody Point|
Dine Daufuskie Style at the Eagle’s Nest. Culinary creations include fresh regional seafood, comfort food and southern-style cuisine.
| Glass Art & Jewelry|
Daufuskie Island Glass House is an Artisan Glass Studio – Jewelry, stained and fused glass gifts and more made onsite in studio. Follow the signs and you can’t miss it.
|Daufuskie Community Farm and Artisan Village|
Since 2010, Daufuskie Community Farm and Artisan Village has devoted its energy to passionately advocating sustainable living on Daufuskie Island. With the initial introduction of the community farm that attracted those desiring to have a hands-on way of producing food for their community, a growing desire has occurred to make a difference. The farm has expanded from animals into gardens, orchards, and the new Artisan Village! You will enjoy your visit here.
843-842-9449Guided tours including history & artisan tours, eco tours, and kayaking/paddle board tours.
|Daufuskie Rental Group|
Vacation Home RentalsLet us help you enjoy this incredibly beautiful island in a lovely resort cottage or villa that is mere steps to the beach. We will assist you with boat and ground transportation, arrange golf cart rentals, provide you with inside information about the island (after all we live here) and even help you plan your event.
Call Deborah at 404-414-1282.
|Lucy Bell’s Café|
At Lucy Bell’s you’ll encounter some of the island’s most interesting people while you enjoy a gourmet breakfast or lunch crafted by a highly acclaimed catering team. Look for the little cottage with blue shutters on the corner of Benjies and School Road. Open 8-3 Tuesdays thru Sundays (closed Mondays). 843-341-6477
|The Daufuskie Island Rum Company|
The Daufuskie Island Rum Company, located on 12 acres off Haig Point Road, opened in December 2014. It is famous for distilling the sea island’s most authentic, 100% American, handcrafted rum. Each bottle of Daufuskie Island Rum is distilled, bottled, labeled, and packed by hand on Daufuskie.
|The Iron Fish Art Gallery |
The Iron Fish art gallery (est. 2001) is not just a coastal decor gift shop, it is coastal art gallery online which exclusively represents renowned coastal sculptor CHASE ALLEN’S sculptures. These limited vintage fish art sculptures are 100% handcrafted at The Iron Fish Gallery & Studio on Daufuskie Island, SC by coastal artist & sculptor Chase Allen whose handcrafted sculptures have been featured on television as well as in national magazines such as Coastal Living, Southern Living, and Charleston Home. He was recipient of the 2014 American Made Audience Choice Award hosted by Martha Stewart.
Owners LANCY and EMILY BURN have roots that run deep on the island. While Papy, Lancy’s grandfather, was the Bloody Point lighthouse keeper, he spent his time collecting ancient pottery and other island artifacts. These inspired Lancy to make pottery. Each of his pieces is signed and many pieces have become treasured collectors’ items. To this day, Lancy shares Papy’s impressive collection along with fascinating stories about Daufuskie’s history.
At first, Daufuskie Peach was based around 8-10 soap scents. “I then realized that I really needed products that compliment the soap,” she explains. She thought about what she, as a customer, would hope to find at a bath and body store. Jan knew right away that pump lotion was to be added to her list, and over time richer products such as body butters and scrubs entered the mix. Lotion sticks were later added for convenience sake. “I carry one with me always, in my purse,” Jan says, “It’s just so handy.” Her newest addition is a bath bomb, which hit the market last month.
In addition to soaps, Daufuskie Peach offers lotion bars, pump lotion, body butter, and scrubs. Even though Jan creates a number of additional bath and body products, the original is number one. “Soap is still my favorite.”
Daufuskie Peach products make a great gift!
HAND-WOVEN SCARVES & SHAWLS
MIKE and JOANNE LOFTUS operate their business out of their beautifully designed post and beam barn, which can also be rented for private events. Beautiful wooden kayaks, surfboards, canoes, and paddleboards are made in the wood-working shop. In the quaint wine shop, where many wines and craft beers are curated, you will enjoy organic, low-production wines from boutique vineyards worldwide.