Things to do in Daufuskie Island

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Things to Do in Daufuskie Island

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  • GAMomof3boys
    Elberton, GA77 contributions
    Our group of 9 really enjoyed our tour and tasting! The blueberry vodka lemonade was the bomb, as was the Pina colada! We rocked in the porch. It will be even nicer when the restaurant is open and they can have live music!
    Written September 7, 2022
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  • Ashton H
    Greenville, SC5 contributions
    We enjoyed this experience- we visited it while on Sallie Ann Authentic Gullah Tour.

    We were enchanted by our visit to Daufuskie Island, a sea island located between Hilton Head and Savannah. Only reachable by boat, the Gullah culture has survived and flourished there, and visiting feels like stepping back in time.
    The highlight was Sallie Ann Authentic Gullah Tour- Sallie Ann is 6th generation Gullah, grew up on Daufuskie, and was in Pat Conroy's class when he wrote The Water is Wide, about his experience teaching on Daufuskie in the late '60's. She is a dynamic force, working tirelessly to continue the preservation of her culture, in one of its only remaining communities.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • wate8091
    Lake Wylie, SC203 contributions
    My first couple of visits, I thought that the lighthouse was missing, because a sign out on the entrance road talks about the light tower that was once there. I finally walked through and learned that the light was in the upstairs dormer window, and the tower was a second light used to align for n navigation. You should stop here when visiting, just to get a little island history. There is a small gift/snack shop, and walk behind the building to see the "almost an angel" live oak, examples of Carolina gold rice, indigo and sea island cotton plants, as well as some of the grapes used for the Silver Dew wine (winery near by, but don't expect much there. It's a small brick building out by the road that is sometimes open selling wine spritzers and bottles of the local wine.) There is also an eagles nest out back, but they tend to move on after the spring, so you may just see an empty nest. No admission fee, so stop by for a few minutes.
    Written July 25, 2021
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  • GAMomof3boys
    Elberton, GA77 contributions
    We went twice during our long weekend and bought everything from jewelry to shoes to Christmas ornaments to craft beer to gourmet chocolate! Did 2 wine tastings! Such a bright spot (on an island that can be rather depressing to ride around and feel very deserted.)
    Written September 6, 2022
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  • Lisa S
    1 contribution
    We had a great time and our guide was awesome!! Will do this again on a future visit. Raven was a great horse.
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • Frost9112015
    Abingdon, VA45 contributions
    Without a doubt the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation we have ever had. We started planning this trip in May of 2017 and have always wanted to stay on Daufuskie for a week. The logistics of getting on he island are really very simple and from stepping on Ferry in Bluffton and getting to know Captain Richard and Captain Reta, the hospitality of both was southern hospitality at its finest. We were traveling with a 16 month little girl and two yprkie puppies and loved the trip. Next was a true gentleman named Freddie grant that took us to Sandy Lane Villa and to Bloody Point Golf Course to get our cart. If you don't use the transit service you need to meet Freddie, a wonderful human being. Bloody Point Golf Resort was where we met TIa, Patrick and Rocket, let me say that taking care of your needs are a primary reason for the primary existence of this course. They do amazing job with the course and make you feel loved like family. We played 5 days and enjoyed each day with lunch at clubhouse. Everyone should take the ferry over and play Bloody Point in the near future. It seems like everything is trying to destroy this course but the staff never gets down and keeps on providing a great day of golf and dining. Daufuskie is truly amazing place in everyway and the people make this resort what it is. Going back in October and we were only on the island for 7 days and we have so much more to see. Please, give it a try, no traffic, no waiting to in line for dinner and some of the best food that we have had. Relaxation at its finest and past history at every turn. My hats off to Bloody Point Resort, hope you will experience it for yourself. Jack & Robin Frost
    Written August 7, 2017
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  • Brian C
    Chicago, IL15 contributions
    A very unusual location for a very unique gallery. Chase Allen produces some incredibly beautiful sculptures. Chase is a very friendly guy who was a joy to meet and visit with. We found his prices very reasonable and we now have a beautiful "Iron Fish" sculpture hanging in our Michigan home.
    Written April 27, 2021
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  • BigTime247
    Winston Salem, NC382 contributions
    My first visit to Hilton Head Island and I was excited to add a trip to Dafuskie Island and a round of golf to the itinerary. It doesn't come cheap -- for my wife and I we paid $90 plus $20 tip for round trip ride on an H20 Sports zodiac ride from Harbour Town, and $128 for 2 greens fees plus ample tips for the one poor soul who was our chauffeur, cart boy, and manned the pro shop by himself. On balance, I would say it was worth it.

    Riding a boat to play a round of golf is in itself a unique experience. The course is also routed through some of the most beautiful surroundings I have been in. The carts have GPS monitors built in which help alot. And it is an excellent Jack Nicklaus Signature design. Classic Nicklaus risk/reward decisions have to be made on almost every hole. Take the shorter route on a hole to make birdie a possibility and you also bring danger into the picture. Take the longer route and you are safer but have a much longer approach and could make a bogey anyway. Of course, Melrose also favors someone who can hit towering left to right approach shots - like Nicklaus and unlike myself!

    The course itself is a world class layout in municipal course shape. The course is part of a struggling beach resort that is trying to turn itself around, so I don't know how they can do much better with the grounds on 10-20 rounds a day.

    I fear that the course is not long for this world. Bloody Point Golf Course on Dafuskie Island was already moth balled for several years. So I am glad I had the chance to play Melrose when I did.
    Written July 7, 2016
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  • charlieandsusangist
    Athens, AL115 contributions
    You get to this Island by boat. They do not have many cars on the island so you have to rent a golf cart to get around.They have their own private beach there which is reall nice.There is a really old lighthouse there and a cemetary there that dates back in the 1800 s. There is a lot of history here.There are a few places to eat there.Really liked this trip.
    Written July 1, 2022
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  • Nomad486051
    Lawrenceville, GA1 contribution
    Ron is a great guy, he waited us in the rain and showed us what to visit on the island. The golf cart is easy to use, very quiet. We had a fun day, highly recommended.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • Barry K
    Chesapeake, VA36 contributions
    Going to Daufuskie is a trip back in time in more ways than one. Due to COVID, there are no current tours of the island, so you're on your own after arriving. Maps are "adequate" in that they give you the general lay of the land but far from detailed. Also, many of the places you may want to see are marked "private property" and you can't go there as a day tourist with a golf cart. Haig Point and the Haig Point Lighthouse both privatized; other area as well. Fine but folks going over to the island should know that beforehand. Dirt roads, one paved one and trails through the sand and marshland abound. Noted a couple areas of large tracts staked off and fenced for new growth on the island. Good for them but recommend visiting the island before it becomes just another commercial venture in the low country. Loved our short trip there given the above and will try to go back soon to take advantage of some of the fun spots we discovered.
    Written March 22, 2021
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