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DANIEL ISLAND, S.C.  – The Daniel Island Ferry christened its newest addition to its fleet on October 5.

The ferry service introduced “Indigo”, a 45-foot custom catamaran to bring people on the 15 minute ride to and from the downtown area. The all-weather vessel has an enclosed cabin with heat and air-conditioning.

Commuters are expected to make use of the round trip service. It won’t be the first time Daniel Island residents have been able to commute by boat to the peninsula, but it will be the first regular commercial ferry service the area has seen in decades.

Typically, Daniel Island residents who work on the peninsula get there by taking Interstate 526 through Mount Pleasant to U.S. Highway 17 or I-526 through North Charleston to Interstate 26. If there’s light traffic, the trip could take 25 minutes. A boat can make the trip at least that fast, and could easily beat a car during rush hour commuting time.

The ferry service is expected to offer two morning commuter trips to the peninsula and two return trips in the evening.

Eventually, the company hopes to expand ferry service to James Island, North Charleston, the Cainhoy peninsula and other locations.

For more information on beautiful Daniel Island, please contact THE BRENNAMAN GROUP: 843.345.6074 – bob@charlestonproperty.net