Daufuskie Island History & Artisans Tour

Offered Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am and 2pm, Sunday 2pm (Reservations Required)

Allow our local guides to take you through a back-in-time experience on a historic, quirky, rustic, under-developed and relatively unknown island. On this very popular guided History & Artisans tour, you will learn about the rich Gullah, American Indian, and Civil War history that makes this bridgeless island so significant. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at the Billie Burn Historical Museum which houses artifacts found on the island such as arrowheads and pottery shards. The Maryfield School, which is where the famous southern author Pat Conroy spent a year on Daufuskie (or “Yamacraw Island”, as he called it in his book) teaching.

Another popular highlight of the guided tour will be our visit with the Daufuskie Island landmark artisans. Chase Allen of The Iron Fish Gallery & Studio(est. 2001), who has become known for his coastal sculptures that have been shipped all over the world. Lancy & Emily Burn’s Silver Dew Pottery (est. 1996) create beautiful unique pottery which is modeled after American Indian pottery found on Daufuskie Island. Tony and his partners joined together and formed The Daufuskie Island Rum Company where they have been distilling delicious rum on Daufuskie Island since 2014. Mike Loftus handcrafts exquisite wooden boats at his timber framed Daufuskie Wine and Woodworks (est. 2015). He and his wife also provide a selection of local wine and beer. Daufuskie Blues offers beautiful indigo-dyed fabrics housed in the historical Maryfields School. For handcrafted soaps and body care products with an island flare, visit Daufuskie Peach.

Your guided tour throughout the historic dirt roads of Daufuskie Island will no doubt help you grow an appreciation for true island lifestyle. This 2.5-hour tour will give you a broad understanding of who has inhabited Daufuskie Island over the years and you will also get a glimpse in to how Daufuskie Islanders exist today on a remote island.

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
  • $45
  • Adult for tour
  • $35
  • children 12 and under

For more information and availability please call 843-304-2878 or email MayRiverExcursions@gmail.com