Island Overview

Daufuskie Island is a residential sea island located between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It has a full-time population of around 430 people, and is home to a resort, a private residential community, and largely undeveloped residential property.



Ferry Boat transportation is available to Daufuskie Island.  Palmetto Breeze oversees issuing of identification cards and ticketing for the public ferry.  For more information about obtaining an ID card and/or tickets, please contact the dispatcher at 843-757-5782 or for an appointment.

Read the Daufuskie Island Ferry Handbook.


Daufuskie Island Ticket Outlets – August 9, 2016

Tickets may be purchased with a credit card upon boarding a ferry or online at

Palmetto Breeze

25 Benton Field Road

Bluffton, SC 29910

843-757-5782 – office

843-757-5783 – fax

Ticket Sales:  Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Island House at Melrose

55 Avenue of the Oaks

Daufuskie Island 29915

843-341-2922 – office

Ticket Sales:  Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday  8:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Old Post Office/General Store at Marshside Mama’s

15 Haig Point Road

Daufuskie Island 29915

843-785-4755 – office

Ticket Sales:  Monday – Saturday  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM



Charter Office in Palmetto Bay Marina

86 Helmsman Way

Hilton Head Island

843-785-7131 – office