The Island Rum Distillery

Daufuskie Island Rum Company made the decision to seek Made in America Certification. Having grown up on multiple Army bases, our founder Anthony Chase, has a strong sense of national pride. In addition to that, it was important to assure that the products we use be of utmost excellence. American workers have proven time and again that they can and will produce the best products in the entire world. And, our suppliers' international counterparts may not adhere to the same standards and human rights guidelines as an American company would.  Read More

What Are You Missing on Daufuskie Island?

Daufuskie Island, a tiny 5,000 acre South Carolina Sea Island, is located just across the Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head. For vacationers truly looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the more populated tourist destinations, Daufuskie Island is the place to go! Take a step back in time and experience the unspoiled beauty and awe of this unique S.C. island.  Read More

Daufuskie Island Eats: Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits Recipe

There’s a certain amount of truth to the saying that for any true Southerner “a day without grits is a day without sunshine.” On Daufuskie Island we know that real Old South flavor and texture are only found in old fashioned stone ground grits cooked ever so slowly -no quick grits in the bag for us!  Read More

A True SC Sea Island: Daufuskie Island

Everyone knows it's more fun to drive a golf cart than to drive a real car. But even better is driving one down the dirt roads, through the cabbage palmettos, and under the dripping live oaks of a sparsely populated, mostly undeveloped Sea Island in search of history, art, deviled crabs and the beach.  Read More

Celebrate July 4th Weekend with Us!

Enjoy Daufuskie Island this Independence Day! The Old Daufuskie Crab Company is looking forward to another big fourth of July weekend with music Friday through Monday until 8pm! As always on holidays, we will have an outdoor kitchen open to accommodate the volume of July 4th weekend. We are excited and hope everyone can make it out to celebrate!   Read More

Some of the Best Things About Daufuskie Island

Folks love Daufuskie Island for many different reasons. Whether you come to relax on the pristine beaches, enjoy the live entertainment and Low Country food at Freeport Marina, or to just get away from the hustle and bustle of city life – it’s definitely worth the boat ride over! Palmetto Trust shared their thoughts on what makes Daufuskie Island such a unique destination. Here’s a few of the reasons they love Daufuskie:  Read More

What You Need to Know for Your Vacation on Daufuskie Island

Once you arrive on Daufuskie Island, you will need land transportation to your rental home, which can usually be arranged with your vacation rental group or vacation property owner. Many offer complimentary ground transportation options, so be sure to check with them.   Read More

Daufuskie Endangered Places Program by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation

Daufuskie Endangered Places Program (DEPP), an initiative of The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation to preserve the original Gullah built dwellings on Daufuskie Island, S.C., launched a fundraising campaign in March 2015 via GoFundMe to continue its work of restoring and preserving these historic Gullah dwellings while allowing campaign supporters nights on Daufuskie. DEPP represents an initiative where Palmetto Trust leases at risk homes from the Gullah families of the original owners, rehabilitates the homes in a manner that respects the historic integrity of the structure and then rents the home to travelers who want to experience the Gullah heritage, unique to South Carolina’s coast, and Daufuskie Island’s natural beauty. When the organization has recouped the costs it endured for renovations by renting the homes, the Gullah heirs, who have retained full ownership, are free to use the property as they wish.  Read More

2016 is the Year of the Oyster on Daufuskie Island

It’s the Year of the Oyster! The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation, the Daufuskie Island Conservancy and the Daufuskie Island Elementary School in cooperation with the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head, the Haig Point Naturalist Program and the Daufuskie Island Rum Company will present an island-wide, year-long series of educational programs, field trips and social events celebrating the environmental, economic and cultural importance of the oyster – past, present and future.  Read More

Unique Event Rental Venues on Daufuskie Island

Looking for a fun and unique place for your celebration? Do you want something different and fun and something folks will be talking about for years to come? Consider Daufuskie Island for a coastal affair with a sultry Low Country ambiance your guests will not soon forget.  Read More