Sallie Ann Native Gullah Tour

Offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays: 10am and 2pm (** Reservations Required -Spaces Limited)

Authority of Gullah culture, Sallie Ann Robinson is a sixth generation native on Daufuskie Island and has been featured in programs such as QVC, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” with Andrew Zimmerman.

As a child, bridge-less Daufuskie Island was Sallie’s playground and her life was filled with tales from elders. The famous author Pat Conroy taught Sallie Ann along with many Gullah children at the Maryfield School, and their time together is remembered in Conroy’s bestselling book The Water is Wide (fun fact – Sallie Ann was “Ethel” in the novel and Daufuskie is known as “Yamacraw Island”). Nowadays, Robinson is a recognized TV personality, celebrity chef, and spokesperson for preserving the legacy of Gullah culture. She is an author to two Gullah cookbooks; “Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way” and “Cooking the Gullah Way, Morning, Noon, and Night”.

Sallie Ann is Daufuskie Island’s only native professional guide. This intimate guided golf cart tour will give you a personal insight to what Daufuskie was like decades ago as well as to what it has become today. You’ll hear stories about the folks who not only impacted Sallie’s life, but the lives of many others who called and call Daufuskie their home.

What is provided: Golf cart and cold bottled water

What to bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and shoes you don’t mind getting a little dirty since majority of the roads on the island are dirt.

  • Duration: 2½ hours
  • $45
  • Round trip boat ride/Person
  • $55
  • Adult for tour
  • $45
  • children 12 and under

For more information and availability please call 843-304-2878 or email

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