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Ship Island

Biloxi, MS
+1 228-864-1014
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It was nice.

If you're ever in Biloxi, I recommend visiting Ship Island. It takes about an hour to get to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Great family day trip

We really enjoyed our day trip to Ship Island. We only saw 2 dolphins on the boat ride but lots at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie P
Laurel, Maryland
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Biloxi, MS
+1 228-864-1014
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're ever in Biloxi, I recommend visiting Ship Island. It takes about an hour to get to the island. It's a barrier reef. You walk 1/3 of a mile on a boardwalk to get to the beach. If you look up the tour online...More

2  Thank requinn3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day trip to Ship Island. We only saw 2 dolphins on the boat ride but lots at the Ship Island dock. The beach is long and narrow but the water was warm and felt wonderful. There is no shade on the...More

3  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great experience! The crew of the ship was awesome and the ride out for 50 minutes was wonderful, I even got to see a southern ray. When we got to the island the fort awaits you and it is in very nice...More

4  Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Teenagers plus elderly grandma all raved about our day on ship island. Ferry ride is 50 minutes with plenty of covered seating. We caught the 9:00 which allowed us to return at 2:30 pm. We saw dolphins (many) each way, playing in the wake waves...More

3  Thank Rosie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love ship island. Just be prepared for the very long walk from the ferry to the lounge chairs. They have a snack bar but we bought an ice chest full of sandwiches, cokes, and snacks. I wud definitely recommend an ice chest on wheels...More

3  Thank Curt Christy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best beach in the area. Worth the boat ride and money if you just want to have a relaxing day on the beach. Some people were catching crabs along the shore..i couldn't believe how many there were! There is a small snack...More

2  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gave this place an average rating because it's not a better beach than on the mainland. However, it was a nice trip and it was reasonably priced. On the boat ride over we saw dolphins and we saw them again near the dock on...More

3  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You heard of the slow boat to China well this is the slow boat to Ship Island. It is worth the time and money. During your ride, you will probably see dolphins jumping along side. You arrive on one side of the island and take...More

4  Thank DarlaCG
Reviewed May 5, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed the trip to the island. The crew was friendly and very informative. The boat was well maintained and clean. The guided tour given by the park volunteers, was really good and give a lot of information about the history...More

2  Thank Michael O
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We are not big into casinos and this was by far the best part of our trip to Biloxi. Was expecting some cool history but got much much more. Beautiful beach and swimming area. WAY MORE DOLPHINS than I anticipated. made fore a quick boat...More

4  Thank abbie718
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Angela C
My daughter and her best friend and her family are planning a trip and i was concerned about the cleanliness of the water there since we've heard soo much these days about flesh eating bacteria and shark attacks.
June 19, 2017|
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Response from DarlaCG | Reviewed this property |
The water around Ship Island and the other islands is beautiful. The water close to the mainland is brownish. That is because of the river runoff and the barrier islands .Most waters (costal, rivers, streams, etc.) in all... More
Berenice H
We are planning to go for father's day... is there a place to grill? Or can you bring a grill for bbq near the beach?
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Rosie C | Reviewed this property |
It is a part of national park service. You might try to call. I saw no grills but people did bring coolers on wheels. No wagons allowed. Hope that helps! It's a very natural area, beautiful sand and ok water. I'd... More