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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Remote Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat and remains largely undeveloped, despite its fame as the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel “The Water is Wide.” A guided tour makes the trip a cinch—this package includes round-trip ferry tickets, plus transportation between island attractions such as the First African Baptist Church and Mary Fields School, all visited with the benefit of commentary from your guide.
  • Daufuskie Island tour from Hilton Head Island
  • Get off the beaten track exploring the undeveloped island by golf cart
  • Learn about the island’s history from your guide along the way
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Golf Cart
Boat ride there and back
Historian
Guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Shelter Cove Marina , 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA

Departure Point: This trip departs from our kiosk desk at Shelter Cove Marina. Address: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Outside Brands
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head.
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What is the social distancing policy during Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Daufuskie Island Guided History Tour from Hilton Head.

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  • "If doing this during the warm weather and sensitive to sun make sure you ask for a boat with a full Bimini shade." See review

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Gems On Top Of Gems
Anthony_T
, Jul 2022
Doreen, our boat operator and tour guide, is an absolute gem. Even though we are from the area, we learned a lot. She is wealth of current and historical information and has a real love for the island and the people who live there. I only wish we could have stayed longer. We could have toured with her all day. We have done tours all over the world and this was one of the best.
star-5
Great Daufuskie tour
Richard_B
, Jun 2022
Excellent guide (Captain Pete), who was widely knowledgeable about Daufuskie and local history…consistently kept the comfort and interest of the clients uppermost…
star-5
Wonderful experience
Rochelle_J
, Jun 2022
Wonderful day! Capt Pete was the best! He is extremely knowledgeable about all things Daufuskie Island: history, culture, ecology
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time touring Daufuskie Island and hope to have you back again sometime soon!
star-5
Fun afternoon
Christine_O
, Jun 2022
Had a great time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We will definitely tell others about it.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your trip and hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Great Educational Tour
Rob_D
, May 2022
Captain Pippi was a great guide! She is obviously passionate about this region and it’s history and it shows!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time on the water with Pippi and hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Very knowledgeable and interesting guide
Peggy_M
, May 2022
Pippi was an excellent guide! Would do another tour with her again. She is very knowledgeable about the history of the island.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Daufuskie Tour with Pippi and hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Love of Daufuskie
Eugenia_M
, May 2022
My kids and I (teenagers and young adults) enjoyed our tour immensely. Captain Pippi shared a wealth of knowledge about the history of Daufauskie and the Gullah people. Her love for the island was evident. The boat ride there and back was also fun. I look forward to going again with my husband soon.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the Daufuskie Island Tour and the rich history of the area. We hope to have you, and your husband back soon!
star-5
Money well spent
VERDALE_G
, May 2022
Captain Pippi was very passionate about her job and natire. The tour was so detailed and we left with a great understanding of the area. We had a wonderful time. Verdale and Sherry
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time on the water with Pippi and found the tour informative! We hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Doreen did a great job...
Chuck_L
, May 2022
Doreen did a great job with our tour. Awesome trip to Daufuskie Island . Would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with Doreen and hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Good out of the way adventure
Edward_A
, May 2022
Captain Pippi was very informative and knowledgeable which made the tour extremely interesting. Edward and Susan Adams
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time on the water with Pippi and hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Amazing experience!
Autumn_V
, May 2022
This was such a cool experience, and Doreen was amazing! I can't say enough good things about her energy and story-telling ability. Daufuskie was so interesting - truly a best-kept secret. I was ill-prepared for the bumpy boat ride to and from (esp. at 6 months pregnant), but Doreen took good care of all aboard. Bring lots of sunscreen any time of year you go, and stay well-hydrated. I'll be better prepared next time :) Thank you for such a great tour!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that Captain Doreen accommodated you during the ride! We hope to have you back for another tour sometime soon!
star-4
Four stars because of captain Doreen But not for the orthopedically challenged
Michelle_A
, May 2022
Four stars because of captain Doreen but Not For The orthopedically Challenged. The boat that is used to get you from Hilton head to Daufuskie is not much better off than the small fishing boat in which I imagine the old man and the sea to be wrestling the giant fish! You sit on a bench facing one another, have no back support whatsoever, and are Bouncing up and down like a tiny toddler on grandpa’s knee! But captain Doreen saves This tour by making it really interesting and being so passionate and reverent about the topic. Daufuskie is Indeed a unique place, almost kind of eerie. If you areBut not for the orthopedically challenged looking to pass for hours in Hilton head and not on the verge of a hip replacement, go for it!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the feedback! We are glad that Captain Doreen made this tour enjoyable for you, and hope to have you back on one of our other tours sometime soon!
star-5
Rich History
Anchye_R
, May 2022
Captain Doreen was awesome! She really brought the heritage and history of the island and Gullah people to life.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time on the water with Captain Doreen and hope to have you back for another tour sometime soon!
star-5
Excellent
SharonG_W
, May 2022
Church was amazing School. Delicious coffee Island people Beautiful beach Great food Brownie the horse
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Daufuskie and hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Daufuskie Island History Tour
RICHARD_B
, May 2022
Exciting boat ride History of the Gullah People Simple but beautiful Church Capt. Doreen was fabulous in her knowledge and presentation
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time on the water with Captain Doreen and hope to have you back sometime soon!
star-5
Doreen was a great guide...
nancygerber8
, May 2022
Doreen was a great guide and so passionate about Daufuskie! Definitely recommend this trip from Hilton Head.
star-5
Authentic, interactive -- not scripted!
shaila_C
, May 2022
The boat ride alone has tremendous value-sets the foundation, speaks to the setting of the stories to come. Buckle up; it may be a bumpy ride!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for the review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your ride and hope to have you back for another one sometime soon!
star-5
Great trip. Doreen was amazing
Kimberly_D
, May 2022
Tour was fabulous! Doreen was amazing! Great history and information. Everyone should know about the Gullah people.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time on the water with Doreen and found the Lowcountry history interesting and informative. We hope to have you back with Outside sometime soon!
star-5
Well worth the time and cost!
Sharon_Y
, May 2022
Enjoyed the boat ride which allowed us to have a view of Hilton Head Island itself and put various lovations in perspective. The tour was informative and enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time on the water and hope to have you back with Outside sometime soon!
star-4
The boat ride over was...
Phyllis_R
, Apr 2022
The boat ride over was awesome - lots of history about the island was given. We visited the Distillery, the school, the Indigo store and Iron Fish Gallery.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your trip and hope to have you back sometime soon!

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