One pre-requisite for our tour guides is they absolutely must be living on Daufuskie Island. Allow our local guides to take you through a step-back-in-time experience on historic, quirky, rustic, under-developed and relatively unknown island. On this very popular guided history & artisans tour, you will learn all about the rich Gullah, American Indian, and civil war history that makes this bridge-less island historically significant and special to not only South Carolina but the east coast of the United States.Another very popular highlight of the guided tour will be our stop to visit with the Daufuskie Island landmark artisans. These independent and creative minds have made quite the splash for being such hard to get to galleries and have been collectively covered in national and regional magazines such as Coastal Living, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living, Charleston Home, South, Charleston, Hilton Head Monthly to name a few.Chase Allen of The Iron Fish Gallery & Studio(est. 2001) won the 2014 American Made Audience Choice Award hosted by Martha Stewart. Chase 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 and their collectors also “span the globe”! We now have newly welcomed artisans Mike Loftus & Tony Chase. 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) where yes, they also sell choice wines.
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 more 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 bridge-less remote island that does not host a single grocery store.
The tour is 2.5 hours and is $45 adults and $45 children.