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West Ship Island

Gulf Islands National Seashore, MS
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Great day trip

Visited the week after tropical storm Cindy and the fort was still mostly flooded, however, with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birding West Ship Island

The ferry (Ship Island Excursions) from Gulfport, Mississippi takes about an hour. You ought to get... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Gulf Islands National Seashore, MS
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the week after tropical storm Cindy and the fort was still mostly flooded, however, with beach shoes or flip flops it was still viewable. Yes the cancellation stamp and ink pad is in the room left of the main entryway, for those travelers with...More

Thank Tnrunrgrl262
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The ferry (Ship Island Excursions) from Gulfport, Mississippi takes about an hour. You ought to get there a about 15-20 minutes early to get a 2nd deck or inside (air conditioned) seat. They offer modest discounts for seniors and active duty military. The ferry has...More

3  Thank mbrower628
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Sixteen of us took the hour ferry out to Ship Island. We toured the fort. Beautiful beach. The dolphins swam within 10 feet from the family out on the sand bar. Thousands of crabs were on the edge of the water and water clear enough...More

2  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This was a pretty good excursion over all. There is plenty of beach, just nothing else to do. Make sure that you have either aqua socks on, or a good pair of tennis shoes. 99% of the beach soon will burn your feet to a...More

2  Thank Bigdaddyhotel
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We took a day trip to the island with four generations and everyone had a blast. The ferry ride was pleasant and the island was beautiful. Prepare for the heat !

Thank JulianaSorin
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. I attended with a school group, in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies and the kids really enjoyed the education experience. Tons of fun! Enjoyed the Fort Tour and informational back ground. Just pack an ice chest and spend the day....More

Thank ArkansasHuntress
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Went on Labor Day. Not too hot, rented an umbrella. Nice sandy beaches, lots of dolphins, rays and hermit crabs. Had a pleasant boat ride each way and they have showers to rinse off on the island . Could use better changing area but not...More

3  Thank tetondude
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing time here. We got to see lots of amazing sea creatures. Just remember to bring water, food, sunscreen and anything else you may need for a day at the beach. The have a store here but it can get pricey.

1  Thank Nikki H
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went to check it out. Her idea. Ship island is beautiful and historic and I think everyone should go once. But,,, be ready for a almost 3/4 mile walk from the ferry to the south beach. The ferry was crowded and...More

1  Thank JackiLaw
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our host at The Inn at Gulfport (Bed and Breakfast) recommended taking the ferry out to the National Park West Ship Island. The ferry ride took about 45 mins and was very pleasant on a clean well run boat with refreshment facilities. At the dock...More

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