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Ship Island Excursions-Gulfport

Gulfport Yacht Harbor, Gulfport, MS 39502
(228) 864-1014
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Safety Precautions - Reopening Island ferry service ASAP. Currently conducing Dolphin Watching Cruises

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 June 5-August 16

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


Fall schedule August 19-November 1

  • Saturday-Sunday 9am & 12pm departure from Gulfport and return trip from Ship Island 3:30pm

 click for full schedule and prices.

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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