Ship Island Excursions-Gulfport

Gulfport Yacht Harbor

Gulfport, MS 39502

Phone: (228) 864-1014

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.


Ship Island Excursions is located in the Gulfport Yacht Harbor at the intersection of Highway 90 and Highway 49.

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.


Ship Island Excursions-Biloxi is located at 195 Beach Blvd at the Margaritaville Hotel Biloxi Resort.

Summer cruises are May 12-August 12  daily departures from Biloxi at 10am departing Ship Island at 3:30pm

Fall cruises are August 15-October 28 departures Wednesday- Sunday 10am from Biloxi, departing Ship island at 3:30pm.

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Take a Google Trekker tour of Ship Island.

Facility Info
  • Description M/V Capt. Pete is certified for 305 passengers with upstairs seating for 100 guests. Come aboard and cruise the MS Gulf Coast as you conduct your event. The lower level of the vessel is suited to serve food and drinks. Call 228-343-2245 for more information
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Total Sq. Ft. 340
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Classroom Capacity 100