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. You must be approved by the County before we can issue an ID.

Read the Daufuskie Island Ferry Handbook 

Daufuskie Island public Ferry

We are pleased to announce that Palmetto Breeze in conjunction with Daufuskie Island Ferry is offering a paperless Ferry Ticket System and that will be live on March 19th.

No more rushing to the outlets to buy tickets or trying to catch the Ferry without having the proper money.  You can now load money onto your Palmetto Breeze Daufuskie ID, after you have received a QR code sticker, in the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by computer or smart phone.  Please click here for instructions Instructions to load money on your Daufuskie Ferry Ticket account


If you do not have a credit/debit card or access to the internet, you can load cash onto your card by visiting Palmetto Breeze at 25 Benton Field Road in Bluffton or School Grounds Coffee on Daufuskie Island.


Representatives from Palmetto Breeze and Daufuskie Island Ferry will be at the Buckingham Landing March 5th at 9:15 AM and March 8th at 3:00 PM to assist you in getting your QR Code affixed to your Palmetto Breeze ID.

If you cannot make it to the dock these days, please come to Palmetto Breeze between the hours of 8 am -5 pm    Monday through Friday to get your sticker before March 19th.  Once the ticketless system is live and all the remaining paper tickets are sold, we will no longer offer the paper tickets and you must begin using the new system.     If you have any questions, please call 843-757-5782 and press option # 1


Please note: Negative balances in your account will not be allowed after March 19th.  If you do not have a positive balance in your account when your code is scanned, you will not be allowed to ride.






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