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Address: 18 Simmons Rd, Broad Creek Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2322
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Calibogue Cruises is the best way to travel to Daufuskie Island, learn fun...

Calibogue Cruises is the best way to travel to Daufuskie Island, learn fun historical facts about the area, and to see Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphin!

Daufuskie Island is a very beautiful Island accessible only by boat. There are very few cars on the Island. Most of the residents and all tourists travel by golf cart. Exploring the Island is peaceful and very scenic.

We also offer guided tours on the Island. Our experienced, colorful tour guides share knowledge and fun stories of the Daufuskie Island. If you have never visited Daufuskie, we highly recommend attending a guided tour first!

Our company has been bringing people to and from Daufuskie Island for over 30 years. Freeport Marina is the true gateway to the Island, and we can't wait to meet you. Come visit us soon!

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Fun Way to Spend a Day!!

You get ferried to the island on an old paddle boat and the views along the way are good. We saw a few dolphins jumping out of the water. I was surprised that they didn't serve... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Patricia B
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Freeport, Florida

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Freeport, Florida
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201 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

You get ferried to the island on an old paddle boat and the views along the way are good. We saw a few dolphins jumping out of the water. I was surprised that they didn't serve snacks or drinks on the boat--maybe we traveled on an off day. They didn't have personal tours available that day, but they gave us... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The whole day was very enjoyable. We opted for the bus tour as we thought we would get local flavor and were not disappointed. Ed was great - dry sense of humor, friendly and knowledgeable. Golf cart option looked a bit dusty and you would miss a lot of stuff that Ed knows. He's been at this for 11 years.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great tour boat called the Delta Lady. It’s a paddlewheeler with an inside bar. Trip to Freeport Marina on Daufuskie is beautiful and the Captain provides interesting historical and wildlife info. Easy to see dolphins on the way as well as pelicans. Golf Cart was included in the package and was great for exploring the island, which is laid back... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Our group had perfect weather for our boat ride to Daufuskie Island. We opted for the tour instead of the golf carts, giving we would learn more. It was all we hoped for and more, the island having gone through so many layers of history. We were privileged to have Wick, captain and tour company owner, as our guide. His... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Unfortunate bad experience with Calibogue Cruises last weekend. Their website, enjoydaufuskie.com, gave very general info (no prices for the ferry ride, for example) of ferry service from HHI to Daufuskie. After a 1.5 hour drive to the Marina we were met with an unfriendly woman who sold us three ferry tickets and a "mandatory" (?) golf cart rental, for $152.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We wanted to check out Daufuski Island during our visit to Hilton Head and the only way to get there is by boat. Since we were there after the peak season, I didn’t think that there would be any issues with showing up the day of our desired day trip for the boat trip. In hindsight make your reservations ahead... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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230 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful night. We had the boat to ourselves at first. We saw many dolphins and the captain slowed down and pointed them out. We stopped at an island to pick up people from a day trip and headed back. The sun started to go down; stunning colors. More dolphins. Beautiful night.

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1 Thank kpurvis87
Germantown
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The trip itself was fine with the boat. But the check-in process (even off season) was painful. We got to the marina on time only to find the line was 30 people long, with people who had arrived a half hour earlier than the scheduled check-in time and only 1 person checking everyone in. The narration on the boat was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip. We took the ferry over to Daufuskie Island and then came back. We saw a about ten Dolphins. We had one playing with the boat jumping out of the water right in front of us. This ride was amazing.

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Deltona, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We booked a package deal that included the golf cart. I am "mobility challenged" and they were very accommodating in "carting" me to the dock. On the island we had a difficult time trying to follow the provided map, something that I normally excel at, but getting lost a few times allowed us to see and find things that many... More 

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