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“Beautiful Island and Beautiful Water” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ship Island

Ship Island
Biloxi, MS
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Biloxi
Type: Islands, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: For lovers of the sea and boating, these Mississippi Barrier islands provide sun, beach and lots of outdoor fun.
Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Beautiful Island and Beautiful Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Pan- American Clipper takes you to the island and it is first rate. It couldn't have been better. Don't forget to visit the Fort.

Visited July 2012
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Birmingham, AL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A day of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Loved it... Make sure you bring your favorite food and drinks and sunscreen. There's a nude beach area if you walk east. We had a great time.

Visited July 2012
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Hurley, Mississippi, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“you need to take this trip!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

this is a very peaceful boat ride out into the GULF OF MEXICO--to SHIP ISLAND--on the way DOLPHINS PLAY CHASE ALONG THE FRONT OF THE SHIP AND NUMEROUS OTHER SEA LIFE IS VISABLE!!!!! the ISLAND itself is a treasure--beautiful beaches-- a fort-for history!! plenty of food at snack bar--acccessable to everyone!!!! wear sunsreen,a hat,eye protection from sun and sand!! the water is beautiful and clear on the other side of the island!!! we loved it--would like more time-just stay and catch the last boat back--there are 2 a day--morning and afternoon---everyone should should go and see our gulf--you may see some of the devastation effects from the bp oil spill---our gulf will show effects from that diaster for a long time--but, it is surviving--come and SEE!!!!!!

Visited April 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach in a natural setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I've lived on the Gulf Coast for 35 years but had never made the trip to Ship Island until this past weekend. It was well worth it! We loved the boat ride to and from the island (about a 1 hour trip). We saw many dolphins, pelicans, and sea gulls along the way. When we arrived at Ship Island, we saw three sting rays gliding through the water as we got off the boat. The island itself is pretty much in its natural state aside from a boardwalk and a few small buildings for restrooms and a snack bar. No loud music, jet skis, or "spring breakers" on the island. Plenty of room to spread out from the other visitors.

I was impressed with the restroom/shower facilities--very clean, well stocked, and they had running water (including hot water). I didn't try the snack bar, but I heard it was quite good. Just be sure to bring cash or traveler's checks.

I had hoped to find nice shells on the island, but didn't find the quantity I hoped for. Most of the shells are broken, but we had a good time looking for whole ones, regardless.

The boat itself is quite comfortable and clean and has restrooms available. I was very impressed with the crew's professionalism and courtesy. As we were returning to the mainland, a storm was approaching. The crew took the time to come around to the guests and speak with them about what to expect of the impending storm (it didn't rain until we reached land). Even though there were no special instructions for them to give, they proactively shared info about the weather concerns and answered guests' questions.

I definitely recommend the Ship Island excursion, especially if you're looking to get away from the commercialism of the mainland beaches.

Visited March 2013
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Folsom, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Awesome but a little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Trip out on the boat was good, saw dolphins along the way. The island itself has a small fort that was interesting. But the best part of the trip was getting a beach chair an just listening to the waves lapping on the shore. Clean white sand, water was clear and clean. Not crowded. It was cool the day we went but I can imagine that summers would be brutal with the heat. Concession stand had everything we needed and easy access to clean bathrooms.

Visited March 2013
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