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 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. 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 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. (No oversized coolers allowed! We can't lift them.) We assess fees for excess cargo at the dock. Changes charge: After agreeing on a schedule/plan for your trip to and from Daufuskie, any changes you make to time/date/passengers/destinations/trips will incur a minimum $25 charge. We hope you can understand that changes take time to sort out and increase workload. We may be unable to accommodate a change. 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!
( Effective 6/18/22 add $20 fuel surcharge per boat for tour or trip)
Our rate on the 20' Key West is $120 per hour for up to 4 passengers. A load of 5 or 6 passengers is $150 per hour. The larger more powerful 24' boat is $200 per hour for up to 6 passengers. For payment we accept cash and Venmo with no fees. Use of a credit or debit card incurs a convenience fee. Text us for information about larger groups on the Bull River Cruises boats.
For Daufuskie overnight(s) round-trips, our rate is $80 per person with a $240 minimum (20' boat) and $400 minimum (24' boat).
For Daufuskie day trips with small personal items only, we can transport up to 6 people per boat at $60 per person with a $240 minimum for the 20' boat and a $360 minimum for the 24' boat. If your group is more than 6 people we waive the boat minimum fare.
We disembark your party at the County Dock and pick up from there on dates/times you choose. Add $25 per person for service to/from Freeport.
Bring your dog for a 5% discount. Active military, LE/Fire Service/EMS ask for 10% discount. Discounts and special offers may not be combined.
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. You can choose a gas-powered cart or a battery-electric cart. 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 gas carts from Tour Daufuskie 843 842 9449 and also with electric carts from Daufuskie Carts 843 997 0062.
For shopping/packing/delivery of groceries to the boat call Lori the NautiButler at 912-358-7479
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 want to be as fair as possible, and we appreciate you affording us the same courtesy and consideration that we provide you.
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.