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“Pleasant day out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ship Island

Ship Island
Biloxi, MS
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Biloxi
Type: Islands, Hot Springs/ Geysers
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.
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Pleasant day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice boat ride out to the island. Saw pelicans,cormorants and a brief glimpse at dolphins frolicking. Boat was comfortable and food and drink were available on board. The island it's self has a fort to be explored and a guided tour if you want one. Big stingrays clearly visible in the sea and there are also small jellyfish around. All in all a very pleasant trip.

Visited March 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went out on a sunny day. Temp was about 60 to 70 with light winds. Great place to spend a day on the beach in the chairs that are rented for the day with an umbrella ($25 total). Fort is interesting and worth a visit. It was lucky enough to miss any real combat during Civil War or other conflicts, but was often a staging area for forces wanting to invade the main land. About 11 miles off the coast and it takes about an hour to get there and back but at least on this day the ride was smooth. The crew and staff on ferry were helpful and polite. Very limited food available on the island, might be good to bring own picnic and drinks in a cooler. Wonderful place to spend a restful day with little activities. Surprised that I could get cellphone coverage on island and ferry.

Visited March 2013
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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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17 attraction reviews
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“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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