Taking the ferry across Mobile Bay from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island provides a good start for a tour of the area south of Mobile. The ride takes about 30 minutes and while on the water you get a good view of several gas rigs in the bay. Our only problem with the ferry involved trying to find out if it was running. We drove the 20 miles to the dock one morning hoping to catch the 8:45 a.m. ferry and it did not come. We found out later that it did not start running until 11:00 a.m. That day. The next day I took the precaution of phoning the advertised number before heading out but only got a busy signal. The website only posted basic info about the ferry. We took a chance and did enjoy the ride but would recommend that the company do a better job of keeping customers informed about changes in the schedule.