What to Do on a Trip To Daufuskie Island

Interested in visiting Daufuskie Island but you’re not quite sure what’s happening on the Island? No worries; Calibogue Cruises (pronounced Cali-bo-gee) has you covered! There is a lot to see and do and it’s up to you how you’d like to spend your day. Here’s some info on how your day could look on Daufuskie Island.

Your first stop on Daufuskie Island is Freeport Marina. Once off the boat you will notice beautifully landscaped grounds. A crushed oyster shell lane leads you past an outside sitting and dining area and The Old Daufuskie Crab Company Restaurant. This popular restaurant is always doing something fun, like hosting one of our favorite local bands, Cranford Hollow.

Further up is a gazebo that features an outdoor bar and a shaded dining area. At the end of the lane is the Freeport General Store. Here you will find everything from cold drinks and snacks to t-shirts and gifts. Take time to peruse the books about Daufuskie and observe the pictures on the walls. This is one of those unique little stores found only off the beaten path.

Waterfront Cottage Rentals

If spending a few hours on Daufuskie Island is not enough, check out our waterfront cottage rentals. You can download the rental rates and flyer here.

Tours

Golf Cart Tours

Try a fun self-guided golf cart tour! Calibogue Cruises offers various adventures for the entire family. You may to choose to hop aboard a 4-passenger or 6-passenger golf cart for your own self-guided exploration through Daufuskie Island’s historic district, beautiful isolated beaches, and its unique art galleries.

 

DolphinTours

Another popular attraction is the Dolphin tours. Set sail on the Calibogue as you depart from Broad Creek Marina on a narrated dolphin watch tour. Your journey takes you through the Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound to Daufuskie Island’s Freeport Marina. You will have a chance to spot Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphin and other wildlife native to the area.


Bus Tour

Our narrated bus tours have been in operation for over 30 years. The tours are performed by professionals that will take you to all of the many historical sites on the Island. The normal tour lasts 2 1/2 hours making stops at the Old Plantation Cemetery, The Gullah church that was built in 1888, and our pristine beach. The entire island of Daufuskie is on the National Historic Registry.

 

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Eat Local

When on Daufuskie Island, be sure to have lunch or dinner at The Old Daufuskie Crab Company. Enjoy a cool beverage and the freshest seafood in the Lowcountry at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company. This unique Island treat features a variety of delicious entrees set with the backdrop of Daufuskie’s magnificent Island sunset. Dine on the freshest shrimp, fish, deviled crab, and all the ‘fixin’s . The Crab Co. also has the best steaks in the Lowcountry. You can even shuck your own oysters right off the roasting pit. We also put a great spin on chicken quesadillas and burgers. This is “down home good eatin”. See the menu here.

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