Don’t Let The Drive Put a Damper on Your Date!

Stress-free transportation between Daniel Island and Downtown Charleston

Current Ferry Schedule

Booking is easy:

  1. Click on the date you need or the trip type you want.
  2. Select the number of tickets you need and checkout.
  3. Join us and enjoy the ride.

THE FERRY GOES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS BETWEEN DANIEL ISLAND AND DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT PARK – BE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT DEPARTURE LOCATION!

We operate Wednesday through Sunday with trips between Daniel Island and Downtown Charleston as well as Sunset Harbor Cruises each evening and Sunday Sunshine Harbor Cruise from 1:00 – 3:30 Sundays.

Wednesday through Saturday Schedule

5:30pm Daniel Island Departure – 9:15pm return

6:10pm Downtown Waterfront Park Departure – 8:30pm or 10:00pm return

7:00pm – 8:30pm City Lights Harbor Cruise from Daniel Island

8:30pm Daniel Island Departure – One Way to Downtown Waterfront Park

Saturday Daytime Schedule

12:30pm Daniel Island Departure to Downtown Waterfront Park – 4:30pm return

Sunday Schedule

11:10am Downtown Waterfront Park Departure TO Daniel Island – 3:15pm return

12:00 Noon Daniel Island Departure to Downtown Waterfront Park – 4:00pm Return

12:40pm Downtown Waterfront Park Departure for trip TO DI – 4:45pm return

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Sunshine Harbor Cruise from Daniel Island

Ferry Tickets

Round-trip between Daniel Island and Downtown – $26 adults/$16 kids

Sunset Harbor Cruise – $38

One Way to Downtown – $15

Round Trip to Concerts from Downtown Waterfront Park – $40

One Way Trip to Concerts from Downtown Waterfront Park – $30

Groups limited in size to 15 on our Harbor Cruises. If you have more than 15 people, please book a charter with us.

**Children 3 and under are free on trips between downtown and Daniel Island but ALL passengers must have a ticket. No child ticket price on the Sunset Harbor Cruise**

What People Say About Us

Daniel Island Ferry
5.0
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Monika IM SchulteMonika IM Schulte
00:34 15 Aug 22
I had booked the wrong round trip. My own fault for not paying detailed attention! And this company is the BEST, they took us instead on a different trip even though they had no reason to do this!!Unbelievable gracious leadership!! We are so thankful and will always book with them again!!! Thank you all!!! ❤️The Photos don’t do it justice how interesting it was and how much fun we had!!! Again, thank you 😊
Lara Karam-rodgersLara Karam-rodgers
02:32 10 Jul 22
The ferry was an excellent experience and one I would highly recommend! All staff was very friendly and courteous, the bar was fully stocked and at reasonable prices. This was such a convenient and fun way to go downtown for dinner, drinks, a little bit of fun, and get a ride home. Much better than an Uber! I will definitely do this again!
Johnny ReviewJohnny Review
13:29 03 Jul 22
What a great experience ! We took the ferry from East Bay to Daniel Island for dinner at Kings Tide .( another review pending ) The Ferry attendants were very personable , the beer was cold and the fellow passengers were engaging . Cant wait for return for another trip to Daniel Island , 1st mate Savannah was conversational and did an amazing job . I highly recommend Daniel Island Ferry ⛴
Megan WatsonMegan Watson
16:00 23 Jun 22
5 star service and experience. Highly recommend booking the ferry well in advance if you're planning to utilize for concert transportation. They were booked over 2 weeks prior to a concert we attended this week and we were bummed we'd have to hassle with Uber or a taxi (prices can be over $150 back to downtown after a show). Something told me to check the day of for cancelations and sure enough, we were able to get last minute round trip tickets. The crew had also mentioned that you can always show up at the ferry and they often have no shows and can fit extras onboard, no guarantees of course. We tried this with a couple we ran into after the show. They walked with us to the ferry and were luckily able to get onboard for the ride back to downtown. Cannot say enough about the crew/ staff onboard and also at their office. Very friendly, professional, and the boat is immaculate. It was great to take in the sights and neat that one of the crew members pointed out where the show Outerbanks was being filmed. Be prepared that the walk from the ferry dock to the stadium is about 20 mins but it's through a scenic area with plenty of restaurants along the way.
Grant KleinwachterGrant Kleinwachter
03:21 03 Jun 22
Colby and the crew were absolutely amazing. Couldn't have asked for a more generous and accommodating bunch. The ride was smooth and quick. Cheapest beers in the city too! Highly highly recommend!
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Our beverage menu:

Michelob Ultra: $5

Island Coastal Lager: $5

Boat Day IPA: $7

New Realm IPA: $7

Munkle Brewing Co Pilsner: $7

Hard Seltzer: $7

Tipsy Wine Spritzer: $10

White Wine: $6

Rose’: $6

Red Wine: $6

Coke, Sprite, Water: $1

** No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed**


Restaurants Within a 10 Minute Walk of our Docks:




Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry3 weeks ago
Just a quick pause to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. Thank you for giving us our freedoms. We are eternally in your debt and you’ll never be forgotten.

#honorthesacrifice #america #memorialday #thankyouforyourservice
Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry4 weeks ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
The @roperstfrancis Healthcare Concert Series cranks back up again this Saturday night, May 25th, with @needtobreathe on Daniel Island @creditonestadium. Ride the DI Ferry from downtown at 6:10 and save yourself traffic, parking and Uber surge hassles. We’ll get you to the concert and back in style. Return trip is 30 minutes after the concert ends.

#diferry #concertseries #bestwaytotravel #coldbeer #charleston #livemusic #lowcountry #chstoday #thingstodoincharleston #danielisland
Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry1 month ago
Maritime Center
Who is ready for a TON of free stuff? We are giving away $400 worth of tix and gift certs EVERY week this month!

Grand Prize:
- 2 Tix on the @charlestoncraftbeercruises 🍻
- $100 gift certificate from @southerntide_mtpleasant 🐟
- $100 gift certificate from @mdumasandsons 👚👕👔
- $100 gift certificate from @rustybullbeer 🍺🍺🍺

To enter, follow all 4 of the above brands and tag a friend. It’s that easy. One grand prize winner drawn every Monday in May from eligible entries.

Come check out our new crew uniforms from @southerntide. We’re riding in High Style!

#diferry #freegear #brewcruise #lowcountry #chstoday #charleston #thingstodoincharleston #southernstyle
Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry1 month ago
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Daniel Island, Charleston, South Carolina
Date Night Thursday!

1) 5:00pm - 7:00pm Acoustic concert at DI Waterfront - Pizza from @thedime.di
2) 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sunset Harbor Cruise on the DI Ferry with beer, Wine and @drinktipsy onboard
3) Home by 8:45pm in time for…

#diferry #concertinthepark #thedime #danielisland #thingstodoincharleston #sunsetharborcruise #goodtimes
Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry2 months ago
Daniel Island, Charleston, South Carolina
This Thursday! Join us for a fantastic evening on the water with Sommelier Abby Cifarelli. We will enjoy our beautiful Sunset Harbor Cruise with Prosecco, wine and charcuterie included.

Departure time from Daniel Island is 7:00 and we’ll cruise under the Ravenel Bridge, along The Battery and past the Yorktown as we learn about and enjoy some fantastic wine. Charcuterie by @thethomasontable included.

#diferry #chstoday #lowcountryliving #winetasting #charleston #thingstodoincharleston #danielisland
Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry2 months ago
We are officially the DANIMAL Island Ferry! Just missed an All-American final but we got DC tomorrow. Looking forward to a sunny Sunday of tennis.

#diferry #charlestonopen #chstoday #explorecharleston #lowcountry #charlestonsc

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