Monday, December 21, 2020

Island Shuttle Boat Tours is Open For Business!


Freedom Boat Club's "Freedom Five" is now in service as 
Shuttle One. This boat will be placed at the Savannah Boathouse
Marina upon its opening and is available for trips now.

Here is the first boat placed in service with Island Shuttle Boat Tours, a veteran-owned small business. This vessel will transport up to six passengers on eco, dolphin, history, and port tours, and will also take groups to and from Daufuskie Island's County Dock or Freeport Marina. Sharktooth Island is close by and we can take you there!

Voyagers who bring a dog aboard receive a 5% discount.
We love dogs, and dogs love boat rides.

Rates and Rides:
The boat is available for tours and charters at $100 per hour for up to 4 people. For extra passengers up to 6, add $25 per person per hour. We can accommodate larger groups on Bull River Cruises' vessels which we crew. Call for details. 912 657-5222.
Savannah-Daufuskie Round Trip, Daylight Hours, County Dock to County Dock: $50 per person up to 6 passengers with a minimum charge of $200.00. We drop off and pick up on your schedule.

A small boat is able to explore creeks and cuts that a larger
vessel can't. Freedom Creek, Tom Thumb Creek, Richardson Creek,
Jack's Cut, New Cut, and The Mosquito Ditch-- just to name a few--are fascinating places
to immerse yourself in the estuarine environment and see this 
place as the original inhabitants did.

For a trip to and from Freeport, which is further north on the Intracoastal waterway, add $10 per person.

Golf cart rentals (delivered to the County Dock) are available at Daufuskie Carts (for a good time call Ron!) 843 997-0062 Please tell Ron we sent you.

We also offer:

A 2-hour loop tour (with no backtracking) including sights and history of Turner's Creek, Turner's Rock, Modena, Dutch Island, Thunderbolt, Causton's Bluff, Bonaventure Cemetery, Oatland Island, and Saint Augustine Creek.
A 2-hour trip through Savannah's history including the story of slavery in Savannah. Travel through the world-famous "Freedom Creek" near the Isle of Hope and see Wormsloe from the water. Hear the story of Young's Marina, the only African-American owned marina in our area, and how it relates to the tragedy at Ebeneezer Creek and William T. Sherman's Special Field Order number 15. We also discuss the role that Savannah's waterways played during prohibition. This trip must be scheduled to coincide with high tide.
A 3-hour big-loop tour of Turner's Creek, Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound, Tybee Cut (dependent on the tide), and the Bull River. See the original path of the "Inland Passage" and hear the story of how the Army Corps of Engineers was forced to move it towards Wassaw Island for a steamboat line.

Visiting Sharktooth Island is great fun, but when one of these behemoths
passes by, the boat must be well in hand and off the beach. Think "Sunami"

A 3-hour Waterside Port tour. See the ships and facilities that make Savannah's port world-class. Learn about the history of our port.

As Savannah's port and river are prepared and maintained for 
Post-Panamax ships, dredging operations are ongoing. In this picture,
you can see the large electric motors that turn the dredge-head.

A 4-hour circumnavigation of Skidaway Island via Turner's Creek, Wilmington River, New Cut, Oddingsells Creek, Wassaw Sound, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. (Restroom break at Delegal Creek marina on the south end of Skidaway Island) See the sights and hear the stories of the Inland Passage, Skidaway Island, Wilmington Island, Skidaway Narrows, PinPoint, Isle of Hope, Modena, and Turner's Rock. This trip is dependent on passing through New Cut at high tide and must be scheduled as such.

Baggage/cargo capacity limited depending on the number and size of passengers. In cooler months or inclement weather, appropriate clothing is recommended. It's cooler on the water than it is on land.

Freeport Marina is a popular gathering spot with food, drinks, and frequent live music shows. A general store is there as well.

Children 12 and under must wear a Type 2 or Type 3 life preserver at all times while aboard. Life preservers are available for wear by all passengers.
Savannah's waterways are rich with a fascinating history. Come experience it all with Island Shuttle Boat Tours! Want to get to know us? Come enjoy a 90-minute sunset tour for only $150 for up to four passengers. For Extra passengers up to 6, add $35 per person.
Cash, Venmo, and Square payments accepted.
Dan Foulds is a USCG licensed Captain and Master. He is a retired Army Chinook pilot and flew Medevac helicopters in civilian life for 17 years, including 4 years at Memorial Hospital's LifeStar program.

Jeanne in another life; pictured at work in a medevac helicopter.
Jeanne celebrating the USCG Auxiliary's "Kids Don't Float" campaign. The gent in the middle is none other than the late Kent Shockey; friend, hero, veteran-of-the-year.

Island Shuttle Boat Tours' First mate, Jeanne Foulds, is a retired LifeStar-Savannah flight nurse who spent many years in the St. Joseph's Hospital Emergency Dept. We also use Captain Buddy Lee for our trips as Buddy is the guy who trained Dan to operate the Bull River Cruises boats over the last five years. Dan and Jeanne continue to work with Mike Neal on the Bull River Cruises boats and will do everything possible to make your trip perfect.

We aim to please!

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