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We hear it all the time! Whether you’ve been vacationing on Hilton Head for years or are in the area for the first time, you’ve never visited Daufuskie Island, but you’re a bit fascinated with this quirky place and its unique name. To help you, we have put together a guide for your visit to Daufuskie.
Allow us to walk you through all things Daufuskie. We know the island, and we want to share that knowledge so you can get the most out of your visit to Daufuskie.
Daufuskie Island Artisans
These creative minds have made a splash among locals and visitors alike. Collectively they have been showcased in national and regional magazines such as Coastal Living, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living, Charleston Home, Hilton Head Monthly, and more!
The Iron Fish Gallery & Studio (est 2001): Chase Allen has received national recognition for his coastal sculptures and unique pieces. He won the 2014 American Made Audience Choice Award hosted by Martha Stewart, and his artwork has been shipped worldwide. Chase uses inspiration from the island’s rustic feel to create these eye-catching fish, mermaids, blue crabs, stingrays, and more. No two pieces are alike, as each sculpture is hand-cut, hammered, and painted right here on Daufuskie Island. The gallery is open every day from 8am-6pm.
Silver Dew Pottery (est 1996): Lancy and Emily Burn create beautiful hand-spun pottery styled after the Native American pottery found on Daufuskie Island. At Silver Dew you’ll find gorgeous bowls, mugs, serving plates, all of which are one-of-a-kind. In general, their store is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 8am-4pm.
Wine and Woodworks (est 2015): Mike Loftus builds hand-crafted wooden boats, canoes, kayaks, and more in his woodworking shop while his wife Joanne offers local organic wine and beer. For the eager-to-learn, Mike offers kayaking kits and teaches folks how to build their own boat! The craft wine & beer shop is open every Saturday afternoon, but poke your head in anytime to see if Mike is around.
Daufuskie Island Rum Company (est 2014): Tony Chase and his partners offer delicious rum with an “American-made” guarantee. The Rum Company offers tours Wednesdays trough Saturdays. For $7, you’ll receive a half-hour tour followed by a tasting. Ever-creative, Tony has crafted a variety of flavors such as Vanilla, Gold (aged in bourbon barrels), “Fuskie Fire”, and Spiced (made with 9 secret ingredients).
Daufuskie Blues (est 2015): Leanne Coulter and Rhonda Davis have teamed up to create gorgeous indigo-dyed fabrics. They have set up shop in the historic Maryfield School, and you can find them inside most afternoons hard at work.
Daufuskie Peach (est 2014): Jan Crosby draws inspiration from the sights and smells of Daufuskie Island to create her home-made soaps and body products. She makes these soaps in small batches with unrefined shea butter and coconut oil, and the result is always luxurious.
Places To Eat
Melrose Beach Club: Enjoy the beautiful ocean views while dining at the Beach Club. With indoor, outdoor and screened porch seating, their new menu and dinner special are sure to please the entire family!
Lucy Belle’s Cafe (843)341-6477: “Daufuskie Entertains” catering business opened up their new restaurant, Lucy Belle’s Cafe, at the end of 2016. It has been a hit ever since, with people flocking to their doors for lunch. The meals are southern-focused, hearty, yet quickly arrive after ordering. The cafe is located at the intersection of Benjie’s Point Rd and School Rd.
Old Daufuskie Crab Company: Located in the Freeport Marina, the Crab Company offers a variety of southern dishes including deviled crab, local fish, chicken quesadillas, and burgers. Seating includes picnic tables outside overlooking the Freeport dock.
School Grounds Coffee: Located in the old cafeteria of Maryfield School, stop by the coffee shop for a delicious treat. In addition to their top quality coffee, School Grounds also offers iced lemonades, teas and sweet treats.
Daufuskie Tours and Rentals
Tour Daufuskie, LLC is a locally owned and operated company specializing in Daufuskie Island ferry and guided tour packages, Daufuskie Island water taxi and tour packages, Daufuskie Island history/artisan tours, Daufuskie Island golf cart rentals, kayaking tours, eco-tours, and also Daufuskie Island Gullah tours. Book online or call 843-842-9449 to book your tour of Daufuskie Island, a special and beautiful place you will not soon forget.
and a stop by the Daufuskie Island Museum http://www.daufuskiemuseum.