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“Great time to relax and unwind while seeing dolphins”
Review of Calibogue Cruises

Calibogue Cruises
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Family of 6, heading to Daufuskie Island. Too the afternnon cruise. Plenty of room for the kids to walk and see or stand, Seen several dolphins, Cap'n even slows down some so you able to see them for several minutes.. Id recommend taking sun screen and some bottled water. Great time keeps you busy for at least 2.5 hours. Also easy on the pocket.

Thank 217henderson
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

You get ferried to the island on an old paddle boat and the views along the way are good. We saw a few dolphins jumping out of the water. I was surprised that they didn't serve snacks or drinks on the boat--maybe we traveled on an off day. They didn't have personal tours available that day, but they gave us a great map with information about all the historical sites on the island. We had a golf cart waiting for us at the General Store and were free to explore the island on our own. If you like Pat Conroy books, he wrote about his teaching experiences on the island back in the 60s. It was really cool to see the school house and surrounding areas.

1  Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The whole day was very enjoyable. We opted for the bus tour as we thought we would get local flavor and were not disappointed. Ed was great - dry sense of humor, friendly and knowledgeable. Golf cart option looked a bit dusty and you would miss a lot of stuff that Ed knows. He's been at this for 11 years. Only criticism was difficulty hearing the speakers on the boat ride over. Need better, clearer sound system.
This tour is not your usual in that you will see back country and small stuff, rather than the big stuff you see on city tours. Very cool.

1  Thank Itrepid_Canadian
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great tour boat called the Delta Lady. It’s a paddlewheeler with an inside bar. Trip to Freeport Marina on Daufuskie is beautiful and the Captain provides interesting historical and wildlife info. Easy to see dolphins on the way as well as pelicans. Golf Cart was included in the package and was great for exploring the island, which is laid back and a trip back in time. The beach on Daufuskie is awesome. You could spend the whole day there if you wear your suit. Probably the best place to visit on the island and spend some time is the Bloody Point Lighthouse at the south end. There is a museum and gift shop with a great 10 minute video on the history of the lighthouse, which must be seen to understand that the lighthouse was what they call a range light, i.e. it originally had 2 lights. FYI - the white house is the lighthouse, as there is no traditional tower. They also let you taste some scuppernong wine. The grounds include a new vineyard, 300 year old oak tree, cotton, indigo, Carolina gold rice, an eagle's nest viewing area and a small gator in the lagoon named Papy. Something for everyone, couples and families. We also had the Daufuskie deviled crab at the Old Daufuskie Crab Co.[woman that makes it is an original Gullah] and tried the Scrap Iron drink and both were quite good. Plan to go back in a couple of months. Island has some high end areas and other areas with people just getting by, which is more the history of the island. If you like nature, a little history, and island and Gullah culture you will love Daufuskie, but if you’re looking for a Starbucks, etc... you should remain on Hilton Head. The crew and other tour folks were all very helpful and fun. Listened to beach music on the return trip while having a drink sitting on the bow of the boat. Very relaxing and a great day!

1  Thank RaphaelM21
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our group had perfect weather for our boat ride to Daufuskie Island. We opted for the tour instead of the golf carts, giving we would learn more. It was all we hoped for and more, the island having gone through so many layers of history. We were privileged to have Wick, captain and tour company owner, as our guide. His experience of having come there in the 70s and avid love of history made him a knowledgeable and interesting guide. It was his deep respect, admiration, and affection for those who have lived there and been his friends that gave life to his fascinating stories. That's the kind of person you really want to hear about a
place from! Our favorite spot was the beautiful church and praise house,a testimony of people with a passion and heart for Jesus Christ.
I had first heard about this place when years ago I watched the movie, Conrack, about Pat Conroy's time teaching school there. It was wonderful to hear "the rest of the story," or more of the real story behind a place, a people, and a way of life.

Thank Sheri M
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