Don’t Let Traffic Put a Damper on Your Date!

Stress-free transportation between Daniel Island and Downtown Charleston

Current Ferry Schedule

Call now to book your custom charter for any day or evening of your choosing. (843) 894-4343. We do charters year ’round so kick your year off right with us!

New season starts February 17th! Trips are now available for booking – Concert Express, Capital One Tennis, Milk and Cookies with Santa plus all our regular runs. We are currently in our off-season – new season starts February 17th for SEWE and Presidents’ Day.

Sorry, no outside food or beverages allowed. If you would like to schedule a cruise with everything from snacks to full catering, please call us for a charter.

Standard Evening Service

Depart Daniel IslandTrip NotesDepart Downtown Waterfront Park
5:30pm30 minute trip to Downtown – Return time is 9:15pm
30 minute trip to DI – Return time is 8:30pm or 10:00pm (hop on either one)6:10pm
7:00-8:30pm Sunset Harbor Cruise from DI Dock
8:30pmONE-WAY to Downtown Waterfront Park
10:00pmLast trip of the night in each direction.9:15pm

Standard Saturday Service

Depart Daniel IslandTrip NotesDepart Downtown Waterfront Park
12:30pm30 minute trip to downtown – Return time is 4:30pm4:30pm
5:30pm30 minute trip to downtown – Return time 9:15pm
30 minute trip to DI – Return time is 8:30pm or 10:00pm (hop on either one)6:10pm
7:00-8:30pmSunset Harbor Cruise from DI Dock
8:30pmONE-WAY to Downtown Waterfront Park
10:00pmLast trip of the night in each direction.9:15pm

Standard Concert Schedule from Downtown Charleston

Depart Daniel IslandTrip NotesDepart Downtown Waterfront Park
30 Minute Trip to DI4:30pm
11:00 – 11:30pm30 Minute Trip to DI – Return trip leaves 30 minutes after concert ends.6:10pm

Ferry Tickets

Round-trip between Daniel Island and Downtown – $22 adults/$14 kids

City Lights Harbor Cruise – $33

One Way to Downtown – $15

New Year’s Eve – Champagne included on every trip. Round Trip between DI and downtown – $30 adults/$20 kids. Champagne Harbor Cruise – $45.

Round Trip to Concerts from Downtown Waterfront Park – $30

One Way Trip to Concerts from Downtown Waterfront Park – $20

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 but ALL passengers must have a ticket**

What People Say About Us

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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: $4

Island Coastal Lager: $4

Boat Day IPA: $6

Indigo Reef Draft: $6

New Realm IPA: $4

Munkle Brewing Co Pilsner: $6

Hard Seltzer: $4

White Wine: $4

Rose’: $4

Red Wine: $4

Coke, Sprite, Water: $1

** No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed**


Restaurants Within a 10 Minute Walk of our Docks:




Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry
After every shift our crazy crew takes a Shift Shot to commemorate the day in pictures. Here are a few of the more tame pix that we can actually show:-). They are the best! We're in our off-season until February 17th for SEWE. Thanks for a great 2022 season and we'll see y'all soon!
Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry
Happy New Year y'all! Join us NYE as we finish up our 2022 season. Celebrate on the early side and ride our 5:30pm to downtown with a 9:15 return. Going late? Catch our 8:30pm one way to downtown. Or enjoy a romantic end to the year on our City Lights Harbor Cruise from 7:00 - 8:30. A little something for everyone.

Book now: https://www.diferry.com/ferry-tickets