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Address: Biloxi, MS
Activities: Leisure education

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Memorial Day Weekend 2015

There are no lifeguards and no flags with the water conditions posted. There is no advice from the excursion crew as which side of the island is better for swimming depending on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The only thing that ruined the experience was the rudeness of the man that worked the beach for chairs/umbrella rentals. As first timers, we had no idea how rentals worked and the cashiers told us to go pick our spot and we could pay out there. Apparently, this man told us it wasn't so. One of our friends rented a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There are no lifeguards and no flags with the water conditions posted. There is no advice from the excursion crew as which side of the island is better for swimming depending on the weather conditions. So if you are not familiar with swimming in the gulf waters be careful and stay close to the shoreline.

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Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were not sure if it would be worth going to but so glad we did! We have been to many beaches and I think it is now my entire families favorite!! The boat ride there and back was very enjoyable. We got to see quite a bit of the dolphins playing and jumping in the water near the boat... More 

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Ashland, Mississippi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

i didnt like the long long walk , now the beach makes up for that, you can see to the bottom in shollow water , they have chair , tables and unbllea you can rent , the staff is great and adults you can get a beer there

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Arlington, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a find that you don't see everyday. The fort is well worth exploring and seeing- especially seeing the sights from on top. We walked from the south end of the beach, to the far west and back on the north end. There was a lot of wild life to walk and enjoy, especially the hermit crabs. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

50 min boat ride and 20 min walk across boardwalk will take you to a slice of island paradise. Everyone who works on the boat and on the island are friendly and helpful. Clean bathrooms and concession stands a plus. Cassie working the chair rentals was very nice. I recommend this as a must see. We can't wait to return... More 

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have been going to Ship Island since I was very young, and can definitely say that it is one of my favorite things to do. The price to go out on the ferry seems a little high ($71 for me, my husband, and 3yr old), but is well worth it. The only thing I miss is the "exhibits" they... More 

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Covington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you are planning on visiting the Biloxi / Gulfport area in Mississippi, then take time to go on the Ship Island Excursion. Well worth it. Beautiful Island rich in U.S. history. Park Rangers take visitors on a guided tour of the Fort on the Island, which, by the way is still standing after hundreds of years. The Rangers are... More 

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Harahan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Everyone drives to FL or AL to hit the beach. Many folks endure the horror that is the MS beaches. However there is a great alternative to the drive or the substandard beaches. Ship Island is a wonderful treat located about five miles off shore and only accessible by boat. The island is the site of a civil war fort... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We grew up in Biloxi. Any trip we took to Ship Island was with the excursion trips or Marine Biology out of Biloxi High. My brother is now a Captain for Deep Sea Fishing trips and we took our family (a group of 25, age range from 6 to 68) to Ship Island. The island is much cleaner than I... More 

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