A Better Way to Get to Charleston

The Daniel Island Ferry

We are back for 2019! Take a look at our schedule of regular ferry funs from Daniel Island to Charleston as well as our special events calendar. This year we’re going to do some sunset cruises, some dolphin sightseeing cruises, and some booze cruises on the harbor!​

Our new boat is on the way! We have commissioned a custom catamaran which is currently under construction. The new boat, as yet unnamed, will have heating and air conditioning as well as a full complement of radar and advanced electronics for all-weather operation. Delivery of the boat will coincide with the completion of the dock upgrades on Daniel Island – Currently scheduled for Summer of 2019!

  Latest from the Bridge:

Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry
As seen in the Post and Courier this am: we plan to start commuter service in October! New boat is almost in the water. Visit our website to sign up for commuter pass list. www.danielislandferry.com.
Daniel Island Ferry
Daniel Island Ferry
Thanks to all who rode with us to celebrate Independence Day. What a way to see the show!


“We enjoyed the maiden voyage of the DI Ferry. Views of the Ravenel Bridge never get old. The crew is so friendly and you can tell they love what they do!”  – Kelly Dewey


Book your trip or purchase a monthly pass to ride the Daniel Island Ferry as much as you’d like!

Daniel Island Ferry is launching an all new Commuter Pass for our regular riders! Beginning in September 2019, the Daniel Island Ferry will begin daily commuter trips between Daniel Island and downtown Charleston. We will have two round-trips in the morning and two round-trips in the evening during standard commuting hours. The initial schedule will be posted in August.

To ride as a commuter, individuals can purchase single day passes, monthly passes, 6-month passes, or annual passes. Passholders with month-long passes or better will receive priority booking on all daily commuter rides. The number of available passes will therefore be very limited. Don’t miss out on your chance to ride to work on the ferry – purchase your pass today!

During the sign-up process, passholders will designate their Primary Departure Point (home port) as either Daniel Island or Downtown Charleston. Once each Departure Point has reached its limit of passholders, no more passes will be sold and a waiting list will begin.

The cost of the passes is determined by the length of contract. Annual passes are billed monthly at a rate of $150; 6-month passes are billed at $175 per month and monthly passes cost $200. Our regular commuter price is $15 roundtrip and our standard leisure roundtrip price is $20, including beverages.

Based on commuting both directions daily, 20 days per month:

Annual Pass: $150 / month $3.75 per leg
6-month Pass: $175 / month $4.38 per leg
Monthly Pass: $200 / month $5.00 per leg
Daily Pass: $15 $7.50 per leg

Annual passholders commuting five days a week will pay only 46% of the daily rate, saving $2100 per year!

If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Take a look at our schedule of fun sunset cruises, harbor cruises, nature sightseeing and more!