​The History of the Haig Point Lighthouse

The history of Haig Point, (also known as Hague’s Point or Haig’s Point) reaches back into the colonial days when George Haig I, a Scottish merchant and Indian trader, purchased property in 1733 on the northern end of Daufuskie Island. The land remained in the Haig family for three generations until George Haig III sold [...]

New Addition – Welcome Delta Lady

Delta Lady is the new addition to the J & W fleet. She is an 80 ft. long river boat built in Harkers Island, NC, by Gillian Ship Builders. Harkers Island is known world wide for the excellent boats they have been building for 200 years. She was built from an actual hull design of [...]

The Daufuskie Island Rum Company – A Journey to Rum

The journey began in June of 2013, and what a journey it has been. The concept of a rum distillery on Daufuskie seemed to be a great one. After all, rum is an island drink and it is made on islands all throughout the Caribbean. So, why not on Daufuskie Island? The first obstacle was [...]

​The Daufuskie Island Annual Fall Beach Clean Up

It’s that time again! The Annual Daufuskie Island Fall Beach Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th at 2:00PM. If you’d like to help out, here is the information and details you need to know:   Volunteers are asked to gather at 2:00p.m. at one of two locations on the Island:   - Beach [...]

Taking in a Daufuskie Day Trip on Your Vacation

Daufuskie Island is a 50-minute morning ferry ride via the Delta Lady from Broad Creek docks at 18 Simmons Road on Hilton Head Island. You should arrive at the Enjoy Daufuskie Reservation Window (at the marina) 30 minutes before your departure. Once on board, make yourself comfortable on the boat and feel free to peek [...]

Southern Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes

If you haven’t had Southern cooking, you’re missing out! If you haven’t had Fried Green Tomatoes, you simply haven’t lived! No worries though, you can get your fill of this Southern delicacy right here on Daufuskie Island at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company. These golden and crisp, slices of Southern goodness are a unique combination [...]

Some of the Best Things About Daufuskie Island

Folks love Daufuskie Island for many different reasons. Whether you come to relax on the pristine beaches, enjoy the live entertainment and Low Country food at Freeport Marina, or to just get away from the hustle and bustle of city life – it’s definitely worth the boat ride over! Palmetto Trust shared their thoughts on [...]

Shrimping and Crabbing on the Carolina Coast

Each year, thousands of coastal residents take to the water to cast shrimp nets and lay crab traps in an attempt to capture some of the sea’s rich bounty. Shrimping and crabbing, it seems, are virtually as old as the Lowcountry itself. Ever since native American tribes first harvested oysters from the rocky beds that [...]

Scrap Iron, Part Liquor, Mostly History

In the early 1900's more than 2000 black African Americans lived on Daufuskie Island. They made their living from the oyster beds that surrounded Daufuskie. Oysters were harvested, canned, and shipped all over the world. Progress came to Savannah, Georgia and factories were built along the Savannah River. The Savannah River was polluted and the [...]

New and Exciting Endeavors on Daufuskie Island

There are lots of exciting things happening on Daufuskie Island and we are thrilled to tell you all about them! From new bars and extra dock space to traditional Lowcountry crops, boats, and even an historic lighthouse – things are definitely looking up for 2016 on Daufuskie Island! So much has been happening on Daufuskie [...]