Ship Island Excursions-Gulfport

Gulfport Yacht Harbor, Gulfport, MS 39502
(228) 864-1014

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Ship Island Excursions offers daily passenger ferry service to 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. 

Summer schedule Jul 1-August 15

  • Daily 9am & 12pm departure from Gulfport with 2:30pm & 5pm departure from Ship Island returning to Gulfport

Fall schedule August 18-October 31

  • Wednesday-Friday 9am departure from Gulfport and 2:30pm and return trip from Ship Island
  • Saturday-Sunday 9am & 12pm departure from Gulfport and return trip from Ship Island 2:30pm & 5pm

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Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and a 4th of July Fireworks Cruise available for booking as well as private charters.

Take a Google Trekker tour of Ship Island.

Some tips on preparing for your trip and a quick tour of the island.

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