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Explore Daufuskie Island, For The First Time

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Explore Daufuskie Island, For The First Time

 

Ok, you love Daufuskie right?  You have bravely explored all the dirt roads, walked the beaches, met the locals, eaten at Marshside Mama’s, visited Silver Dew Pottery & The Iron Fish Gallery, etc. and you know this place like the back of your hand right?  I don’t think so!

If you have not explored the waters edge of Daufuskie Island by kayak or standup paddle board (SUP), I would have to say that you have only scratched the surface of getting to know this amazing place.  Introducing Tour Daufuskie, LLC, Daufuskie Islands newest business who specializes in quality guided history, kayak & standup paddle boarding adventures for all ages & experience levels.

There is nothing more surreal or relaxing then paddling only inches from the aquatic life that swims the shores of Daufuskie Island.  Tour Daufuskie’s lead guide Bradley Hoover is a long time outdoorsman who has a passion for Daufuskie’s salt marshes & rivers and he is a wealth of knowledge on the naturalist side of life too.  Whether your vacationing in Haig Point, Bloody Point, Melrose, or the historic district, TD offers paddling tours on the beach or in the salt creeks & marshes.

With strong tides and the uncertain coastal weather, a guided tour is always recommended as TD is seasoned at planning a safe and enjoyable paddle trip for your group.  Not that the rivers here are considered “white water” by any means but FYI, Bradley is certified in swift water rescue, adult/child CPR, as well as AED & airway, through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).   Of course, Tour Daufuskie also offers kayak & paddle board rentals for the experienced paddler aka “risk takers”. 

So the question remains, would you like to become more intimate with one of the most beautiful and untouched natural treasures on the east coast if not the entire world?  If the answer is yes, call Bradley Hoover at 843-842-9449 to schedule your trip today.  If you think you love Daufuskie Island now, wait till you explore it from the waters edge!  It will be like meeting this amazing place for the first time all over again.  I have no doubt your paddle trip will be one of the highlights of your vacation.

Get outdoors!

Chase Allen

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guided group kayaking tour on Daufuskie Island

A Little Bit About Daufuskie Island

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Iron Fish Art - Daufuskie Island

Daufuskie Island is a place where life moves at a slower pace. What’s most unique about this island is that there’s no bridge connecting it to the mainland. Accessible only by ferry, Daufuskie is the ultimate spot if you’re looking for a uniquely beautiful getaway.

Daufuskie Island - Iron Fish Art

There are no cars, no obnoxious crowds to fight through, and it’s home to many local treasures. The island offers visitors a look at what other sea islands must have been before bridges and highways. 

Daufuskie is often known as being home to three of the best golf courses on earth, but if you take a closer look, you’ll see there’s much more to this island paradise than meets the eye. Many of it’s native residents have been on Daufuskie for generations, having made a living oystering and fishing the local waters for decades.

Daufuskie Island - Iron Fish Art

Once you experience the pristine beaches and beautiful marshes, the moss-draped oaks span a dirt road deep into Daufuskie’s ancient maritime forest where you will find a treasured local landmark; the Iron Fish Art Gallery. This charming gallery is home to the creations of local artist and sculptor, Chase Allen, known for his vintage sculptures inspired by the coastal beauty, right here on Daufuskie Island.

 

Spartina 449 Visits The Iron Fish Gallery For First Photo Shoot

Monday, May 6th, 2013

 

 

Spartina 449 Visits The Iron Fish Gallery Porch For 1st Model Photo Shoot

Did you know that Spartina 449, the nationally celebrated women’s hand bag & coastal apparel brand, had their first model shoot for their first line of handbags at my gallery on Daufuskie Island(see photo below)?  Kay Stanley, owner of Spartina 449, has been a good friend, neighbor, and customer.  To be quite honest, Kay is an inspiration to me because she has a track record of success but most importantly, she works with a smile and gets the job done.   In a short amount of time, this savy businesswomen has built Spartina 449 into a nationally recognized brand.  So in short, my welding mask is off to Kay for her vision and hard work.  I am proud to have played a tiny part in the beginning of this play.  Congrats and here’s to your future.

spartina on Iron Fish Gallery Porch

Spartina on Iron Fish Gallery Porch

 

Check out http://www.spartina449.com/shop/ to see more from Kay Stanley and her popular Spartina 449 brand.

 

Click here to view my handcrafted coastal sculptures similar to the sculptures in the backdrop of the above photograph.

 

stingray sculptures - handcrafted coastal wall art

stingray sculptures – handcrafted coastal wall art

 

mermaid art - coastal sculptures

mermaid art – coastal sculptures

 

 

Water Taxi from Savannah to Daufuskie

Friday, April 19th, 2013
Daufuskie Island Sunset

Daufuskie Island Sunset

 

Water Taxi from Savannah to Daufuskie

 

Want to take a quick 20 minute water taxi from Savannah over to Daufuskie?   Well, call captain Gary at Bull River Marina to set up your guided water taxi today!  Rent golf carts and go explore Daufuskie Island which is known for it’s history, natural beauty, beautiful beaches, sand roads, and it’s hard to find renowned artisans.  Take a step back in time and relax.  This will be a day you will never forget.  

Visit Bull River Marina online at  http://www.bullrivermarina.com/savannah-to-daufuskie-island/ or call 912-897-7300

 

Chase Allen-coastal sculptor

Fire from the torch

 

bull river marina savannah to daufuskie island

bull river marina savannah to daufuskie island

 

Things to do on Daufuskie Island:

1.  Historic self guided Rob Kennedy Trail

2.  Visit The Iron Fish Gallery & Silver Dew Pottery

3.  Eat at Marshside Mama’s, The Daufuskie Crab Company or Eagles Nest.

4.  Pack a picnic

5.  Rent a golf cart and tour the island

6.  Get dusty on the historic dirt roads

7.  Walk a 5 mile beach and maybe see 20 people

8.  Watch the dolphins on the way over.

9.  Kayak around the rim of Daufuskie–843-842-9448 for guided tours

10.  Relax

 

The Iron FIsh Gallery Fish Bone Sculpture on Daufuskie Island

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
The Iron FIsh Gallery Fish Bone Sculpture on Daufuskie Island

The Iron FIsh Gallery Fish Bone Sculpture on Daufuskie Island

The Iron FIsh Gallery Fish Bone Sculpture on Daufuskie Island

The Iron Fish Gallery Daufuskie T-Shirts in action!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The Iron Fish Gallery Daufuskie T-Shirts in action!

If you have a photograph of  an Iron Fish t-shirt being modeled by yourself or someone else, email it to Chase(chase@ironfishart.com) today and he will feature the photograph of your model in it’s very own blog:-)

 

Photographed below is one of the Risey boys holding a fresh caught shrimp off of a Daufuskie Island dock in the summer of 2011.

the iron fish t-shirt daufuskie island

the iron fish t-shirt daufuskie island

Rob Kennedy Historic Trail Map of Daufuskie Island

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Click below link for the Rob Kennedy Historic Trail Map of Daufuskie Island:

http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/daufuskie-island/images/stories/content/daufuskierobertkennedytrail.pdf

daufuskie island photo

daufuskie island photo

Professional Photographs of The Iron Fish Gallery on Daufuskie Island, SC

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Check out these professional photographs of The Iron Fish Gallery on Daufuskie Island, SC!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8568267@N08/6859887653/in/photostream

daufuskie island sunset

daufuskie island sunset

Other photos also found at this link:

http://pinterest.com/ironfishart/pins/

Island Inspired Art

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Iron Fish Art Press

US Airways - Iron Fish Art

US Airways Magazine has featured Chase Allen and The Iron Fish in their most recent publication. It’s always an honor to receive recognition for the artistic work of The Iron Fish. Many thanks to the kind folks at US Airways!

(P.S. They also included the story about Chase’s “almost” debut on HGTV. Take a moment and check out the article!)

The Iron Fish Gallery On Daufuskie Island-4th of July Iron Fish T-Shirts Are Now Available

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Hello Daufuskie Folks.  Daufuskie Island’s Iron Fish TShirts have finally arrived!!!  Stop by and see Chase @ The Iron Fish Gallery to get a few.

the iron fish gallery of Daufuskie-established 2001

the iron fish gallery of Daufuskie-established 2001

10 different t-shirt colors to choose from in short sleeves and long sleeves(it will not stay hot forever and don’t forget about the no-see-ums).   Call 843-842-9448 or email chase@ironfishart.com if you would like a few shipped.  Happy 4th of July everyone!  Hope you stop by to pick up a new Iron Fish t shirt from either Chase or Sylvia!