Daufuskie Island Private History & Artisans Tour – minimum 4, maximum 36 participants – $222, gratuity included
Tucked between Hilton Head and Savannah, and accessible only by boat, the island is a real gem – a trip back in time – providing a glimpse into a fascinating chapter of Lowcountry history on the ‘undeveloped’ side of Daufuskie Island.
We’ll begin with a boat cruise down Broad Creek, through the backwater marshes, and across the Calibogue Sound to Daufuskie, just as Daufuskie residents have for generations. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to stop and observe wildlife and historic points of interest.
Visit several one-of-a-kind places including the First African Baptist Church, the Praise House, Mary Fields School (memorialized in Pat Conroy’s ‘The Water is Wide’), and the site of the Bloody Point Lighthouse. Visit artisan’s studios including the Silver Dew Pottery and The Iron Fish.
Learn the rich history of the Native Americans, European settlers, the cotton trade, the Gullah people and the locals who have chosen to make this remote island their home.
Duration: 4.5 Hours
Fee includes: Box lunch, round trip transportation to Daufuskie Island from the Sonesta Resort with interpretive boat cruise, golf carts, tour destinations, USCG licensed Captain & Interpretive Historian
Guided Kayak, Dolphin & Nature Tours – minimum 4, maximum 75 participants – $126, gratuity included
Kayak through the tidal creeks and salt marshes of Hilton Head Island. Kayaking is a fun, safe and easy trip. No experience is necessary to enjoy this water based “nature hike” through our beautiful creeks and inlets.
Your naturalist guide will choose one of several interesting routes that offer beautiful views of the Lowcountry landscape and an opportunity to observe the incredible variety of wildlife that make this area home: dolphin, osprey, heron, bald eagle. All kayaks (single and doubles) are safe, stable and comfortable. Kayaking tours are led by knowledgeable, personable interpretive naturalist guides and sure to be a memorable Hilton Head nature tour.
Duration: 2 hours
Fee includes: Box lunch, round trip transportation from the Sonesta Resort, interpretive naturalist guide, kayak, paddle and personal life preserver rental
Fishing Charter – $139, gratuity included
Jump aboard with experienced fishing guides for an outing in the rich Lowcountry waters – the best way to target Redfish!
Duration: 4 hours
Min/Max: 6/ each boat holds 6 people
Fee includes: Box lunch, boat, captain, bait & tackle, licensing, and a cooler with ice for any food and beverage you’d like to bring. Does not include round trip transportation from the Sonesta Resort. The dock is four miles from the hotel, and there are usually have several people with cars in the fishing group. Peter Jacky is the group leader.