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Ship Island

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Address: Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: 2288641014
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Enjoy the waves

If you want waves here in MS this is the activity for you. But expect a long walk and lots of hot sun. The trip to the island was fun but on the trip back to many of the other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
donnakhf
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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The Woodlands, Texas
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57 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Ship Island is actually two islands, East and West. The boat will take you to West Ship Island. Here is the thing about this place- Mississippi ranks highest in the nation for the number of people living in poverty- including over 32% of the children- ask these families if they have been to 'Ship Island'. So this area is only... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want waves here in MS this is the activity for you. But expect a long walk and lots of hot sun. The trip to the island was fun but on the trip back to many of the other travelers had a bit to much beer and were raucous.

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Houma, Louisiana
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54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going to ship island. Just the boat ride alone is awesome. You never know what you will see along the way. Could be a school of dolphins following the boat or a fever of stingrays swimming by. The fort on the island is nice to tour and think of what the soldiers back then endured. This is a nice... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ship island is a good place to swim and explore old fort !! Very nice boat ride.boat has a snack bar and trip is cheap.

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Brandon, Mississippi, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and 8 year old daughter went to Ship Island on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. I suggest renting the two chairs and umbrella for $25 and not loading around your own. You can pay for all of this before getting on the boat at the ticket office. I wouldn't want to carry my own chairs because it... More 

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Mississippi Gulf Coast
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We motored out to Ship Island on a beautiful day in August. My favorite activity is going to buy a hot dog at the concession stand. They are the best hot dogs in the world when you're out there in the sand and sun! We spent a good deal of time in the fort, Fort Massachusetts. If you go, plan... More 

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1 Thank RatherBHome
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice beach. The walk from the ship to the beach is long and hot in July, but worth it once you get there. Chairs and umbrellas for rent. Food and restrooms are available. Fort Massachusetts tour is no cost and informative. Everything well maintained and clean.

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1 Thank Carol T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited three years in a row. Relaxing ship ride out. Relaxing ride in. Beautiful sand, clear water. Lots and lots of wildlife. So much fun catching hermits. Crew members are helpful with your bags, Bryan helped us tremendously. Can't wait to go back!

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Minden, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time ever. Bryan was such a great helper. The ship was so clean and safe. Snack Bar hit the spot after the hot day in the beach. Again you do much Bryan for the help and great customer service !!!!!

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1 Thank memerose68
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat ride there and back was fabulous. We saw dolphins on the way out. We happened to be going on some historical anniversary so they were dressed in character. The fort was interesting. Period dressed speakers gave information about the fort and the island. The water is not as pretty on the other side as I had always heard... More 

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