There are countless reasons to pay a visit to Bluffton, South Carolina: Stunning coastal views, delicious food, and rich history are just a few. Another perk of visiting? You’re close to all of the Lowcountry’s most iconic points of interest. Bluffton is just seven miles from Hilton Head Island and 20 miles from Savannah. One of the best ways to take advantage of these surrounding cities is to take a water taxi from Hilton Head to Savannah! This short voyage makes for an unforgettable day trip. We’ve listed everything you need to know before booking! For more of our best local travel tips, be sure to access our complimentary Bluffton Vacation Guide.
Taking a Water Taxi from Hilton Head to Savannah: What You Need to Know
If you’re looking for the perfect day trip from Hilton Head, you’ll want to consider booking a ride with Daufuskie Difference or Vagabond Cruises! These companies offer round-trip cruise and ferry service from the Island to Savannah. You won’t have to hassle with finding parking, getting directions, or putting too much mileage on the car. You’ll simply sit back, relax, and enjoy scenic coastal views on your way to one of the South’s most iconic cities!
About Your Trip
No matter which company you choose, you’ll experience beautiful marsh views and safe, speedy transportation to and from the Savannah Harbor. Below, we’ve provided overviews of each company’s services.
Round-trip Price: $59.95
If you’re searching for more of a laid-back, leisurely mode of transportation, consider a Historic Savannah Tour with Vagabond Cruises. The “Spirit of Harbour Town” offers guided cruises to Savannah three times a week. This boat is a climate-controlled luxury yacht—a memorable experience in and of itself. The boat features an array of beverage and snack options in case a craving hits. You’ll depart from Hilton Head Island at 9 a.m. and dock at River Street, the perfect place to begin exploring Savannah. This cruise allows you to enjoy four hours in “The Hostess City of the South.” Keep in mind that Vagabond Cruise passengers receive a discount for Savannah Old Town Trolley Tours!
Round-trip Price: $40+ (from Daufuskie to Savannah)
If you’re looking for a more traditional water taxi experience, you’ll want to take the Daufuskie Difference Ferry! This company operates daily round-trip ferry service to and from Savannah. In addition to departing from Hilton Head, you can choose a trip from Daufuskie Island, a hidden gem that’s not far from Bluffton! If you wish to go from Bluffton to Savannah but don’t want to drive, we recommend waking up early, navigating to Daufuskie Island, then going from there to Savannah. There are a few May River Excursions that can get you there! Each Daufuskie Difference pick-up location offers up to two departure times per day, so you’re sure to score a trip that works best with your schedule.
Before exploring Savannah, you’ll want to check in at Old Town Bluffton Inn, the Lowcountry’s newest and most luxurious lodging experience. The moment you step through our stunning, French Eclectic foyer, you’ll feel the concept of ordinary slip away. Each of our guest rooms features carefully crafted, custom decor items and premium amenities found nowhere else in the Lowcountry. Return from your adventure in Savannah to a plush bed, luxe linens, and goose down pillows. Wake up in the morning to a fresh, complimentary beverage from our designer espresso and tea bar. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of sunrise over the May River (which is just steps away from the Inn). In addition to elegant touches and personalized service, you’ll love being in the heart of The Promenade near all of the best boutiques, Bluffton restaurants, and historic points of interest!