GULLAH TOUR HOURS AND DAYS OF OPERATION
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TUESDAY through SATURDAY
11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR:
Lunch is NOT part of this tour, because it is a sold 3 hours tour. No food please, we don't want bugs and ants to get on the bus for your safty. You may have water.
No smoking or vaping is allowed on the bus per
South Carolina State Law.
This tour meets at the Melrose Dock on Daufuskie Island 15 minutes before your tour time. You will meet at 10:45 am for the 11:00 tour
or you will meet at 1:45 pm for the 2:00 pm tour.
The email we send to you after you book and pay for your ticket(s) is the ONLY CONFIRMATION YOU WILL RECEIVE. PRINT YOUR EMAIL AND BRING IT WITH YOU. It is your responsibility to meet your tour on the date and at the time of your tour.
If you need to cancel, please see our Refund Policy below.
See and enjoy a Gullah Tour on Daufuskie through the eyes and memories of a sixth generation Gullah native, and one of Pat Conroy 's students when he taught on Daufuskie Island.
Sallie Ann Robinson a sixth generation native, enjoying life on Daufuskie Island where she grew up learning the tough love way of life. The Gullah people were and still are proud people that lives life off the land from their gardens, the woods and the ocean which were skills they learned at a young age and did things they would never forget. There way of life was simple yet sometimes hard meeting their day-to-day needs, not their wants. They were taught manners and respect for all, something Sallie is proud to still use to this day. Her childhood gave her treasures of a lifetime, thanks to her ancestors and folks that are gone, but not forgotten. Her experience about Daufuskie is a lifetime of knowledge as a native. She has given tours on Daufuskie for many years sharing the history of her family and what life was like then and now.
When you visit Daufuskie Island you will see the beauty and feel how peaceful it is. You will get to visit sites like the Daufuskie Museum and Library, the Oyster Hall, the 140-year-old First Union African Baptist Church, the Mary Field School built by the natives in 1934 and where Pat Conroy taught Sallie Ann Robinson during his 1969/70's school year experience and the Mary Field Cemetery that is the largest Gullah graveyard dating back to the early 1800*s. Daufuskie Island still has many of its original winding dirt roads that intertwine all over the Island with beautiful large live oak trees draped in moss. You will also get to see and learn much more about other Daufuskie Island history while on the tour.
FOR A REFUND YOU WILL NEED TO CANCEL 48 HOURS BEFORE THE START OF YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR. NO REFUND AFTER THIS TIME.
TO CANCEL EMAIL :
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND GULLAH HERITAGE SOCIETY
Your email is your proof that you cancelled in time. If we receive your email before the 48 hours of the date and start time of your tour, we will issue a refund for your ticket price of $70.00 each. If we receive your email within the 48 hours of the date and start time of your tour, you will not receive a refund. Sorry no exceptions allowed.
The first step check your day and time on this webto enjoying your tour on Daufuskie Island is to purchase your ferry ticket for the date and time you want to visit. Call the Daufuskie Island Ferry Company at 843-940-7704 to make your reservation.
The second step is to purchase your Tour Ticket online below.
After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email for your records. Please print this and bring it with you as your proof of purchase to take the tour.
The ferry will bring you to the Melrose Dock 15 minutes prior to the start of your 3 hour tour. Lunch is NOT part of your tour. The email we send you when you book your tour is your confirmation of your tour. No further confirmation is required.
In the event that you have to cancel your tour: FOR A REFUND YOU WILL NEED TO CANCEL 48 HOURS BEFORE THE START OF YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR
NO REFUND AFTER 48 HOURS
TO CANCEL PLEASE EMAIL US AT
YOUR EMAIL IS YOUR PROOF OF
TELEPHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF
Everyone has access to a telephone for email even if you have no computer.
NO EXCEPTIONS! NO EXCUSES!
GO TO THE
FERRY VISITOR CENTER
SUITE 102A, 153 FORDING ISLAND ROAD
BLUFFTON S.C 29926
Where you will have free parking and where you will catch the shuttle to the ferry
Don't miss the ferry!
You will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your ferry departure. It will depart at 10:00 a.m. for your 11:00 tour or 1:00 p.m. for your 2:00 tour.
Be at the Visitor Center no later than 9:30 a.m. for the 11:00 tour and 12:30 for the 2:00.
After enjoying your relaxing boat ride to Daufuskie you will be greeted at the Melrose Dock by Sallie Ann Robinson, your authentic Gullah tour guide. What a treat you are about to experience. You will ride in her heated/air-conditioned 14 passenger bus - rain or shine! She will share stories of her life growing up on Daufuskie while taking you to historical sites. After the 3 hour tour, she will return you to the Melrose Dock where you meet your ferry for your return boat ride to Bluffton, SC where you started. Please note that Lunch is NOT part of this tour.
IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE ISLAND YOU WILL MEET SALLIE AT THE MELROSE DOCK 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR TOUR TIME. YOU MAY PARK YOUR CART AT THE DOCK PARKING LOT. Please ask where to park cart first.