Ferries and Docks

There are multiple ferry services, or private water taxis serving Daufuskie Island. 

Bellow we have compiled some of their schedules, docks, locations, and even instructional videos to aid you on your vacation.  

Daufuskie Island Ferry Schedule 

Departing Buckingham Landing

7:00 AM

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

           9:00 PM Fridays only

Departing Daufuskie Island 

8:30 AM

11:30 AM

2:30 PM

5:30 PM

10:30 PM Fridays only

IMPORTANT: Daufuskie Island Ferry Company usually has several groups that arrive on Daufuskie and need land transportation! Our drivers are usually busy with Transit Reservations at Melrose Dock at those times.

If you are using COUNTY DOCK or FREEPORT MARINA, it would be best if you avoid those times if possible when scheduling your private water taxi or private boat arrival/departure .

Times of Heavy Demand for Daufuskie Transit include:

Water taxis and private boats. 

Private Boats have the option to park at the county dock briefly which is open to the public at all times. Freeport Marina also provides free docking during the day and overnight docking for a fee depending on boat size.

Below are some website links to Water taxis and instruction videos to the docks they can travel to. 

Bull River Marina | Boat Rentals, Dolphin Tours and more | Between Savannah and Tybee Island

May River Excursions | Daufuskie Island Tours - Bluffton, SC

Personalized Tours and On-Water Shuttle| Island Shuttle Boat Tours Between Sanvannah and Daufuskie Island

Island Head Ferry| Broad Creek Marina Hilton Head to Freeport Marina Daufuskie Island

Arrival on Daufuskie Island

We are about service with a smile!  When you arrive on the dock, Daufuskie Transit will be waiting  to take you and your luggage to your vacation home. 

Drivers are easy to identify from a distance. They are dressed in bright lime green shirts. Our Ford E-350 vans have "Daufuskie Transit" printed on windows with our phone number. 


When leaving Daufuskie Island, Daufuskie Island Ferry Passengers will be picked up as follows:

Water Taxi and Private Boat Passengers will be picked up 30-45 minutes before boat departure.  

You will receive a TEXT MESSAGE on the number you provide in your Reservation the day before your departure, telling you the time you need to be ready the next day.

If your driver isn't there as expected, Don't Panic!  Just give us a call at  (843) 338-2570 extension 1.  We are likely just a few moments away and are in constant contacts of Boat Captains. 


Please be outside and ready with your luggage as scheduled! 

During season, there is limited van space, limited drivers, and many people to get to the boat!  

We are on a very tight schedule for departures. 

We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your business.