Happy Weekend all! Our last excursion on Hilton Head Island, was to take a day trip to Daufuskie Island. Daufuskie is just a short 40 minute Ferry Ride from the Broad Creek Marina in Hilton Head to Freeport Marina on Daufuskie Island. If you sign up for the tour package through Daufuskie Freeport, you can get a round trip ferry pass, launch and your choice of tour for the day. It’s honestly a pretty good deal!
The one day we picked to go for a boat ride it was FREEZING ~ as in 50’s and windy. Can you tell we are freezing and the trip had not even started?! LOL…..
The Captain of the boat does a great job at narrating about the island and everything you see as we boat by……
Like, this crazy Ice cream stand in the middle of the water that opens up in the summer. People can just boat or swim right up and buy an ice cream.
This is a Shrimp Boat…..
The nets on the back of it are used to bring in all the shrimp.
You pass several HUGE multi-million dollar houses that all have their own private docks and/or beaches.
It cracked me up to see people would take their golf carts down to the boat, park and boat away. Some even had chairs where I imagine the people sit out on the docks watching the boats pass by.
Remember Harbor Town Lighthouse? You can actually see it in the far distance the entire time we were on the fairy. Supposedly you could see Tybee Island Lighthouse too but I never saw it on our ferry ride.
When you get off the boat at Daufuskie Island you see the beach covered in clam shells
Plus another loading dock.
As you walk off the ramp there is a row of these cute and colorful houses.
Stop #1 The Old Daufuskie Crab Company for lunch.
They have outdoor seating complete with a fire pit and indoor seating for days like yesterday where it is FREEZING all day!
Lunch was a complete Southern Buffet that included “fried chicken & pork chops” with all the fixin’s. Crazy to think I didn’t even have them serve me everything either LOL…..
I have made the decision I LOVE Southern Food…..The Husband especially likes the Black Eyed Peas and has already put in a request to have me make them when we get back home.
You have your choice of two touring options.
1. Take a 2 hour narrated tour on this bus OR
2. Take a self guided tour with a map and golf cart!
Why stay in a bus when you can each drive your own golf cart?! I think we all had fun zooming all over the island on our golf carts.
My parents were total speed demons and kept leaving us in their dust LOL….next time, I am requesting a cart WITH a windshield.
I did sort of find it comical in the middle of the “island woods” they still managed to hang Holiday Signs for the islands 200 residents
There are 13 historical points you can drive to on the island and it takes about 2.5 hours going at a leisurely pace.
There are a few churches……
Cool artifacts like these unique looking bottles.
The preservation society actually does not let you destroy anything that is 75 years or older….you can restore it, but, it has to stay in it’s place.
I won’t tell you all the names in case you want to visit the island yourself one day….
One thing I really wanted to see was the Lighthouse, however, they have that blocked for the residents only
Instead we drove to Melrose Place (for real, that’s the name!) driving by every Lagoon determined to find an alligator basking in the sun so The Husband could finally see one.
We finally saw this baby gator hanging out when we were at the last lagoon…..he was so freaked out by it, he wouldn’t let me get out of the cart to get any closer for a picture LOL
The first Baptist Church on the island……
I thought it was funny that they didn’t care if the door was straight or not.
This was the island keepers house back in the day.
The Wineries ~ too bad there wasn’t any tasting going on!
The Beach….there were so many shells and sand dollars on it!
You could see Harbor Town Lighthouse in the distance.
My shell collector ~ he can entertain himself for hours just walking up and down the beach looking for shells.
Although he did do a little jump when he saw this Horse Show Crab in the sand.
After hanging out at the beach, we hopped back into our golf carts and stopped at the 500 year Old Oak Tree.
There are several houses and acres of land for sale on the island, like this one.
The entire tour takes about 6 hours but it is so much fun ~ I highly recommend checking it out and renting the golf cart if you are ever looking for something to do on Hilton Head Island. The beach alone makes it worth the trip.
Today we are making our way back to Orlando, Florida for our next stay. I DID score a Piggly Wiggly T-Shirt (it’s so cute!) and re-usable bag, but, never did find any Fresh Boiled Peanuts. Maybe I just need to take another trip to the South
For all those wondering, here is what we did by day for our trip to South Carolina
- Day 1 ~ Harbor Town
- Day 2 ~ A Day Trip to Savannah, Georgia
- Day 3 ~ One Hot Mama’s
- Day 3 ~ Pig Swig (just for fun!)
- Day 4 ~ Boiled Peanuts
- Day 5 ~ A Day Trip to Charleston, South Carolina
- Day 6 ~ Hilton Head Island Holiday Farmer’s Market
- Grand Finale ~ A Day Trip to Daufuskie Island
Catch up with you all tomorrow with our adventures in Florida!