Ship Island Excursions offers daily passenger ferry service to West Ship Island and Fort Massachusetts (circa 1858), part of Gulf Island National Seashore. The island is approximately 10 miles offshore from Gulfport/Biloxi offering visitors beautiful high quality beaches, and clear Gulf waters for swimming, shelling, birding, sunbathing and more.
The cruise to the barrier island takes about an hour one way, and dolphin sightings are frequent during the boat ride! Food service, chair, and umbrella rentals are available on the island.
Spring cruises begin March 24 and go through May 11 departures Wednesday-Friday 9am from Gulfport, Saturday-Sunday 9am and 12 noon.
Summer cruises are May 12-August 12 daily departures from Gulfport at 9am and 12 noon.
Fall cruises are August 15-October 28 departures from Gulfport, Saturday-Sunday 9am and 12 noon.
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Ship Island Excursions is located in the Gulfport Yacht Harbor near the intersection of Highway 49.
Take a Google Trekker tour of Ship Island.
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