Daufuskie Island, located between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, is the southernmost inhabited sea island in South Carolina. Daufuskie is surrounded by the waters of Calibogue Sound, Mungen Creek, Cooper River, New River and the Atlantic Ocean.
Accessible only by ferry or barge, and with a full-time population of just over 400. Daufuskie Island encompasses a rich cultural and environmental experience. The island was named a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The island is the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel The Water Is Wide recounting Conroy’s experiences teaching 18 kids on Daufuskie the year of 1969. It was made into a film Conrack. One of Conroy’s students said they “Didn’t know they were poor until they read it in the paper”. They grew and caught everything they needed. Daufuski’s isolation; they did not get electricity until 1953 and homes were not equipped with phones until 1970, led to strong community in faith and eccentricity.
Come to Dafuskie and have a golf cart waiting for you. Your captain can give you a guided tour or you can have a go with a map. You can enjoy the Rum distillery, the silver dew winery, the Mary Field’s one room school house and the First Union African Baptist church built in 1881.
700.00 and up