With apologies to a youthful long ago Daufuskie Denizen, Pat Conroy who wrote his break out book “The Water is Wide” about his year on Daufuskie, the Ferry Boat Ride out to our sea island paradise is less than an hour away from all embarkation points. Our modern day author in residence, Roger Pinckney, explains why it is you would want to spend some time in Daufuskie’s Historic District in today’s blog.
"Visit mysterious, beautiful and historic Daufuskie Island, a hour by boat from the nearest traffic light, a world away from everything you ever thought was real."
Take the insider's tour with Roger Pinckney, celebrated author, environmentalist and gifted storyteller. Visit historic sites, hear tales of Indians, wars, hurricanes, romance and island voodoo. Learn about efforts to preserve this very special place, visit galleries run by local artisans.
Roger's tours are limited to 15 persons Tuesday-Thursday weekly. If you are traveling with a group of 20 or more, or wish a tour on another day, contact Calibogue Cruises to make arrangements. Self-guided golf cart tours are also available daily. Reservations required.
Leave Broad Creek Marina on Hilton Head Island aboard a comfortable Coast Guard certified passenger ferry. Enjoy stunning views of river and marsh, watch Atlantic bottlenosed dolphin at play. Arrive at Freeport Marina on Daufuskie, enjoy an authentic Gullah buffet at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company, where African recipes have been passed down the generations since slave times. After a three hour tour, return to Freeport where Roger will be happy to sign copies of his many books. You'll still have time for cocktails, beer or wine before boarding your ferry back to civilization....if you really want to leave.
If you wish to tarry with us awhile, overnight accommodations are available in a number of comfortable river front cabins. Many visitors leave saying Roger Pinckney's Daufuskie Tour was the highlight of their vacation.