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Ship Island Excursions

1040 23rd Avenue

About Ship Island

Enjoy a Relaxing day on Ship Island

Mississippi's finest beaches are located on Ship Island. Tranquil stretches of barrier island shore invite you to picnic, explore and relax. Leave the automobiles and stress of the mainland behind. Pristine gulf waters surrounding Ship Island attract swimmers, snorkelers, and boogie boarders. Ship island is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore and one of five Mississippi barrier islands located approximately 11 miles south of Gulfport and Biloxi.

Ship Island is home to Fort Massachusetts, a beautifully preserved brick fortification completed in 1868. The National Park Service offers fort tours during the season the ferries operate.  The excursion boats arrive at the end of a 400-foot pier near the fort on the Mississippi Sound side or north shore of West Ship Island. In addition to history, the unspoiled island provides visitors excellent birding, shelling, and hiking opportunities.



Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
It is a great way to get to go to a beach that is actually clear. When we went it was close to $30.00 and we went from twelve to five. It's about an hour ride out to the island and once you get there they have a fort, snack and small items store and a bathroom. But the main attraction, the beach, is beautiful and the water is clear. And if you forget something don't worry you can rent tent/dual chair combos and rent inflatables, they also have some items in the snack bar like sun screen.

Home & Hanger

Monday, July 2, 2018
While this was an awesome experience and I would love to do it again, please let your guests know that the walk from the dock to the beach area is VERY LONG and there is black sand mixed with the white so it gets EXTRA EXTRA hot. My feet were burned to the point I could hardly walk for two days. And, yes I had shoes on. All the staff were phenomenal, the snack bar food was good (a bit extra salty but still good) and the chairs and ☂️ were so handy. Water was great. Boat and island bathrooms are clean. Well worth the money.


Saturday, July 14, 2018
GREAT EXPERIENCE! We took the ferry from Gulfport at 9 am and stayed all day until the ferry left at 5:00. The beach and water were very clean! The staff and crew were helpful and nice. We rented an umbrella and two chairs which were worth the price! The bathrooms were clean and the snack bar was nice and reasonably priced. There is a LONG TREK across the island to the beach front! Be prepared to walk. Shoes are a must in the hot sand. Definitely a great experience!!!

J Mabary

Saturday, June 16, 2018
The ship and entire island adventure were excellent. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. When the boat lands, you can break off to the right or the left of the fort for a secluded walk but don't stray into marsh as there could be alligators. There are a variety of drinks and snacks on the boat and on the island. Umbrella and chair rentals are available on the island. There are tours of the fort. All in all, well worth the money!

Robert Boudreaux

Friday, July 20, 2018
Great experience. Loved the island. Snack bar was decent. Prices were not bad. Was a little bit of a walk from the dock to the beach but enjoyable once you got there.

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