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Address: 18 Simmons Road, Broad Creek Marina, Hilton Head, SC
Phone Number: +1 843-342-8687
08:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00

Calibogue Cruises is the best way to travel to Daufuskie Island, learn fun...

Calibogue Cruises is the best way to travel to Daufuskie Island, learn fun historical facts about the area, and to see Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphin!

Daufuskie Island is a very beautiful Island accessible only by boat. There are very few cars on the Island. Most of the residents and all tourists travel by golf cart. Exploring the Island is peaceful and very scenic.

We also offer guided tours on the Island. Our experienced, colorful tour guides share knowledge and fun stories of the Daufuskie Island. If you have never visited Daufuskie, we highly recommend attending a guided tour first!

Our company has been bringing people to and from Daufuskie Island for over 30 years. Freeport Marina is the true gateway to the Island, and we can't wait to meet you. Come visit us soon!

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Dolphins AND sunset

This was a beautiful night. We had the boat to ourselves at first. We saw many dolphins and the captain slowed down and pointed them out. We stopped at an island to pick up people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Liverpool, New York
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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunate bad experience with Calibogue Cruises last weekend. Their website, enjoydaufuskie.com, gave very general info (no prices for the ferry ride, for example) of ferry service from HHI to Daufuskie. After a 1.5 hour drive to the Marina we were met with an unfriendly woman who sold us three ferry tickets and a "mandatory" (?) golf cart rental, for $152.... More 

Thank tessaje
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to check out Daufuski Island during our visit to Hilton Head and the only way to get there is by boat. Since we were there after the peak season, I didn’t think that there would be any issues with showing up the day of our desired day trip for the boat trip. In hindsight make your reservations ahead... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful night. We had the boat to ourselves at first. We saw many dolphins and the captain slowed down and pointed them out. We stopped at an island to pick up people from a day trip and headed back. The sun started to go down; stunning colors. More dolphins. Beautiful night.

1 Thank kpurvis87
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The trip itself was fine with the boat. But the check-in process (even off season) was painful. We got to the marina on time only to find the line was 30 people long, with people who had arrived a half hour earlier than the scheduled check-in time and only 1 person checking everyone in. The narration on the boat was... More 

2 Thank Carol W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip. We took the ferry over to Daufuskie Island and then came back. We saw a about ten Dolphins. We had one playing with the boat jumping out of the water right in front of us. This ride was amazing.

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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We booked a package deal that included the golf cart. I am "mobility challenged" and they were very accommodating in "carting" me to the dock. On the island we had a difficult time trying to follow the provided map, something that I normally excel at, but getting lost a few times allowed us to see and find things that many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I took the cruise over for the day to Daufuskie Island and rented a golf cart. It was a fun day. Would be a good trip for kids too. The beach was beautiful and pretty untouched. Sea turtle nests were marked along the beach. Really nice place to relax. Golf cart worked well.

Newville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Making the reservations was easy enough, found the parking lot fairly easy too. The paying a parking fee I felt was a bit heavy handed. I got our tickets at the window and was told to stay in the area of the boardwalk entrance and they would make an announcement prior to boarding. Many people did not follow the directions... More 

1 Thank OBX717
Tyler, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

As I read the reviews, I agree with most. The brochure is horrible and we spent at least 30-45 minutes backtracking after making wrong turns. It is expensive to get there and I would have been horribly disappointed if I had come on a day when all the shops were closed. Also, if you take the afternoon cruise, be aware... More 

1 Thank BEAM4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love this experience, from the helpful woman at the front ticket counter named Jo who helped us down the dock on a golf cart, since my husband just had open heart a few months ago, to the great people on the island. The boat ride over is so delightful, they always talk about history of the... More 

1 Thank Vicki H

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