Commuter Ferry for Daniel Island

Posted on September 25, 2019

Daniel Island Daily Ferry Service

Don your captain’s hat and get ready for the open seas! Well, at least get ready for a voyage through Charleston Harbor. Beginning in October, the Daniel Island Ferry is expanding their service to now offer a daily enclosed commuter ferry service to and from Daniel Island to downtown Charleston. 

Their newest fleet member, the Indigo, is expected to carry up to 49 passengers from their Wando River dock near Children’s Park and will transport them to the Charleston Peninsula. This need to create a daily ferry service is due to the overwhelming population growth and crowded highways that many Charleston residents are with to avoid. With drive times of up to 30minutes during rush hour, forego sitting on the Don Holt Bridge or I-526 and instead enjoy a pleasant ferry ride to downtown Charleston. We couldn’t think of a better way to see the city and arrive to work in style! Unlike Daniel Island Ferry’s sister company, Charleston Water Taxi, the new ferry service will use a fast, enclosed, and air-conditioned boat. Whether it’s hot in the summer or a there’s a spring shower, you can sit comfortably inside! 

Daniel Island Ferry - New Boat "The Indigo"

Aside from the Peninsula, Daniel Island Ferry will also be making stops at the Charleston Maritime Center and Joe Riley Waterfront Park. The ferry service is expected to offer two morning commuter trips to the Peninsula and will offer two return trips in the evening. 

Daniel Island Ferry isn’t selling tickets just yet! Round trip tickets are expected to be $15, but the daily price drops if a monthly pass is purchased at $250, or even more affordable, a yearly commitment will make your monthly pass only $150. 

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