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“Excellent Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ship Island

Ship Island
Biloxi, MS
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Biloxi
Type: Islands, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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.
Mobile, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I haven't been to Ship Island since I was a kid, so 35 years later I didn't know what to expect. The ferry ride out to the island lasts about 1 hour. We went on a Sunday and it wasn't packed. About halfway there, dolphins started following the boat. Once at the island, it's about a 10 minute walk to the south end of the island where the water is clear and there are tons of shells to choose from. The snack bar was inexpensive and the bathrooms were clean.
This is a trip I would recommend to locals and visitors. We will definitely go back!

Visited April 2013
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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