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“snack bar”(71 reviews)
Relaxation, recreation and history; these are the gifts offered to you on Ship Island. Here in the north central Gulf of Mexico, about 11 miles off Mississippi's Coast, are some of the last undeveloped barrier islands in America. Part of Gulf...more
1040 23rd Ave, Gulfport, MS 39502
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks Captain Pete and crew for the royal treatment on our excursion. Captain Pete took time to chat with our two daughters. This was a huge bonus as we were unable to find any dolphins on our trip. We returned the next day and were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daleach
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This was a great cruise for the money spent. It was very informative and very entertaining. The crew were all excellent; very polite, helpful and tried to make sure you got a good sport to see the dauphins. I would strongly recommend this cruise to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

2 couples and a 4 year old. This place is amazing. The beach, the fort, and all of the animals in the water. We were there 4 hours. We wished we went earlier as we only seen about small portion of the island. Amazing time....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Saw lots of dolphins on the morning trip to Ship Island from Gulfport. Snack bar on the ship, which the teen enjoyed. Staff were professional and informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ProfFin
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We hadn't planned on sitting on a beach in October, but it was wonderful! So relaxing. The ferry ride was quite enjoyable ( a little longer than the hour described) & the staff was excellent. Upon arrival at the island, we saw dolphins & manta...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MizzVic
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This was the perfect summer day...a boat ride, dolphins and other sea life, beaches, and clean, clear water. I would recommend bringing as little as possible. It made the trip SO much easier. My only complaint is that I wasn't ready to leave when it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JennyBen70301
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Excellent boat ride and the island is great! We went twice in one week and it's worth every penny that we spent on tickets. The beach bar is very convenient and has a great selection of beers at the right price. The walk from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sergey B
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I took a weekend trip to Gulfport before she started Law School. We spent the day on Ship Island... took the 9am ferry out and 5pm ferry back. We got to enjoy seeing Dolphins both on the ride out and off ship...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Storyteller644237
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is the perfect day trip! The island beaches are beautiful and clear, you can swim next to sting rays, watch dolphins, and tour Fort Massachusetts. Wonderful!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NCStrong
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I booked this trip for my husband's birthday. Even with rain all around we had a good time. The beach is beautiful. The gulf water felt so good! Highly recommend a visit to Fort Massachusetts. Bring your sunscreen!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kathie G
September 29, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer N | Reviewed this property |
No, I believe they stop going in Oct.
September 13, 2018|
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Response from NCStrong | Reviewed this property |
It’s literally a flat boardwalk from the ferry all the way to the beach!
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the refund and its an hour each way. Warning it feels quite cool on the boat with the breeze but you will burn if your not careful. Enjoy the trip .