We encourage you to visit Melrose and explore the unique environs of Daufuskie Island. Below is a list of available resources you may want to consult in arranging your trip. The logistics of visiting Daufuskie Island are a bit complicated, but planning is just another part of the adventure.
The adventure begins with arranging for boat transportation to the island. Reservations are necessary and schedules and fees may change so visit the listed sites and always confirm. These are passenger ferries only so please check on parking arrangements if you are traveling by automobile.
Lodging providers have lots of helpful information and several of them offer golf cart rentals for their guests. A golf cart is a necessity for navigating the island, which is approximately two and a half miles wide and five miles long.
There are several dining options on the island but you may want to bring some food items with you for breakfasts and snacks. There are no regular grocery stores on the island but some basic supplies are available from the Bloody Point Club House, the store at Freeport Marina, and Marshside Mama’s.
So what do you do once you get here? – As much or as little as you like. Try golf, tennis, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, walking the miles of beach or relaxing in a beach chair and reading a book. Go out an explore the island and its historical sites, the museum and shops. Life here moves at a different pace and you soon will find yourself loving Daufuskie time.
Catch the Daufuskie Island Ferry at the Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island and at the Melrose Landing on Daufuskie Island.
The schedule, reservations and directions for the Daufuskie Island Ferry can be found at DaufuskieIslandFerry.com. For additional information: email – info@DaufuskieIslandFerry.com or phone – 843-940-7704.
Visit the web site at www.daufuskieislandferry.com
Calibogue Cruises, Daufuskie Island Ferry 843-342-8687
Schedules and reservations available online.
May River Excursions, Bluffton, SC
Contact: Capt. Chris Shoemaker 843-304-2878
Harbortown Adventures, water taxi, excursions
Daufuskie Transit 843-338-2570 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for information and reservations.
Bloody Point Club 843-341-5566
Melrose on the Beach 842-341-2922
Island Accommodations, LLC 843-785-8021
Daufuskie Rental Group
Hilton Head Rentals & Golf 843-785-8687/800-445-8664
Includes Daufuskie rentals
VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) search Daufuskie or Melrose on the Beach
Hours of service may vary. It is recommended that you visit their web site or phone for information and reservations.
The Beach Club at Melrose on the Beach
Eagle’s Nest at Bloody Point 843-341-2640
Marshside Mama’s 843-785-4755
Old Daufuskie Crab Company 843-785-6652
Ella Mae Jenkins 843-842-1269
Ernestine Smith 843-842-3011
Low country food. Call for selections and to arrange delivery.
Ethel Mae Wiley 843-842-1259
Snacks and Sundries
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