We operate a Key West DFS 20' Bowrider and a Key West FS 24' Center Console for up to 6 passengers each out of the Savannah Boathouse Marina 8020 Highway 80 East Savannah GA 31410. We can accommodate larger tour groups on the boats we operate for Bull River Cruises out of Hogan's Marina.
We perform eco/history/maritime tours and transport groups to area points of interest like Daufuskie Island, Tybee's Sandbar, and numerous creeks and hammocks. We often see dolphins, herons, egrets, eagles, osprey, and spoonbills in our travels.
NOTE: We may be on a trip when you call. If we don't answer, please send a text with the details of your trip request to 912 657-5222 Include dates/times/destination or tour duration and number in your party. We will answer you back as soon as we get to a dock!
PARKING: Our daily tour customers may park in the Savannah Boathouse parking lot without charge. Any cars parked at the Savannah Boathouse overnight must display a dashboard parking pass available at the marina office for $8 per day.
BAGGAGE POLICY: For Daufuskie overnight(s) passengers, your fare includes one medium-sized suitcase/bag/bin per person up to 50lbs, one personal item per person (laptop/briefcase up to 10lbs,) and one medium cooler up to 60 qt. per four passengers. We assess fees for excess cargo at the dock.
Daufuskie is a relaxing casual place; you won't need a large assortment of clothing there. Rental properties have washers and dryers. The island water supply provides good clean clear water with no bad taste, so no need to bring cases of bottled water. There are two general stores on the island with basic food and drink supplies. Beer and spirits are available for purchase on island. We do conduct "resupply" for our customers on DI, ask for details.
Changes charge: After agreeing on a schedule and plan for your trip, any change you make to times/dates/passengers/destinations may incur a charge. We may be unable to accommodate a change.
Effective 1/1/23, our rate on the 20' Key West is $140 per hour for up to 4 passengers. Add $20 per person for a 5th and 6th passenger. The larger more powerful 24' boat is $180 per hour for up to 6 passengers.
For Daufuskie overnight(s) round-trips, our base rate is $90 per person with a $280 minimum (20' boat) and a $360 minimum (24' boat). A round trip using both boats and two captains will cost a minimum of $640.
For Daufuskie day trips (round trip) with small personal items only, we can transport up to 6 people per boat with a base rate of $70 per person with a $280 minimum for the 20' boat and a $360 minimum for the 24' boat. A round trip using both boats and two captains will cost a minimum of $640.
We disembark your party at the County Dock and pick up from there on dates/times you choose. Add $30 per person for service to/from Freeport.
Bring your dog for a 5% discount (mom and dad). Active military, LE/Fire Service/EMS ask for 10% discount. Discounts and special offers may not be combined.
For payment we accept cash, Zelle and Venmo with no fees. Use of cash app or a credit or debit card incurs a convenience fee. Text us for information about larger groups on the Bull River Cruises boats.
We have been providing tours with Bull River Cruises on the 17 and 42 passenger boats for seven years, and have never disappointed a passenger. In 2020 we added our Island Shuttle #1 and in 2021 we bought boat #2 for up to six passengers each, with express service to Daufuskie Island from the closest marina in Georgia. Our area has a fascinating history. Let us share it with you!
There are several options for on island lodgings. If you rent through Susan Jones she handles your on-island transport to and from the dock. People like her, and so do we. You can speak with her at 843 384-4894
We also transport many customers For Deborah Smith, and her customers love her service and the lodgings she provides for them. Deborah is at 404 414-1282.
For ground transportation we suggest you call Daufuskie Transit at 843 338-2570
The most common way to get around on Daufuskie is on a golf cart. Some rental lodgings include a cart, but not all. Be sure and ask about fueling/charging requirements, off-limit areas, and remember we drop off at the County Dock. You need to let the cart service know this. Our customers have had good experiences with carts from Tour Daufuskie 843 842 9449. Another option is at 843-805-9040, Pat McClain has nice new carts for rent.
What about groceries on Daufuskie Island? Take note! There are two small stores on the island with basic grocery supplies. One is at the County Dock where we drop you off, "D'Fuskies." Check their website for hours. Another is at Freeport Marina. Groceries cost more on Daufuskie because getting them there is expensive. You can bring groceries with you on our boats, but please review baggage limitations/policy above. Groceries should be packed in totes or travel bags.
For shopping/packing/delivery of groceries to the boat call Lori the NautiButler at 912-358-7479
If you prefer to do your own shopping and bring groceries with you, we recommend one of two grocery stores near our host marina. Publix is on Wilmington Island at 155 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah GA 31410. Kroger is on Wilmington Island at 495 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah GA 31410. Kroger is closest. The closest liqour store to our host marina is Bull River Beverage Mart at 7724 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah GA 31410. It is within walking distance.
We use a great Uber/Lyft guy for getting you from airport to boat and moving you around Savannah. Call Mike at 912 401-4964
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We want to make you happy, but we must keep you safe. We cannot transport you in dangerous weather such as thunderstorms or high-wind conditions. We do not run in the dark as we can not see partially submerged objects like trees in the river.
We want to be as fair as possible, and we appreciate you affording us the same courtesy and consideration that we provide you. We focus on being on time for an appointment. We appreciate you doing the same.
We will always treat you with respect, whether you have two legs or four.
We know that sometimes plans change at the last minute, and we will work with you to deal with these changes as long as this doesn't violate safety practices or adversely impact another customer. Changes to trip details (# pax, dates, times etc.) incur a change-charge.
If we promise to serve you with our boats and captains, understand that we cannot sell service to another person for that time period. For your scheduled time, we are all yours; please respect that committment.
For all trips; We reserve the right to request payment in advance. We accept cash, Venmo payments, and credit/debit cards. We charge a convenience fee for credit or debit card use.
If we accept payment from you and are unable to perform due to maintenance or staffing problems, we will do everything we can to get you where you want to be on time, to include using another provider. If we can't do this and it's our fault, we will refund your money. If we are delayed for dangerous weather, we will resume normal operations as soon as it's safe. We do not offer refunds for weather delays.
Cancellation of a pre-paid trip more than 30 days in advance will be refunded less any service fees. Cancellation of a pre-paid trip between 30 days and one week prior will be refunded at 50%. Cancellation of a trip inside of one week prior is not eligible for a refund.
Please plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to scheduled departures for overnight guests with baggage and 15 minutes prior for day trippers/tours.
For island shuttles, such as trips to Daufuskie, we recommend that you allow some leeway when scheduling follow-on transportation; especially air travel.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve you.