Fall Weekend Shoreline Cruise - November 19th thru December 31st  *$17 per person  (Children 3-10 $10) *Departs at 1pm Saturday & Sunday

Coming in 2017

Ferry service starts March 18th 

Ship Island Ferry Rates:

Adult RounAd Trip $29.00
Children (Age 3 -10) $19.00
Senior (Age 62+) $27.00
Military (Active I.D.) $27.00


Ferry Schedule

 2017 Schedule
 2017 Ferry Service will resume on March 18th

More Information: 228-864-1014


Day Depart Gulfport Depart Ship Island
Monday No trip No trip
Tuesday No trip No trip
Wednesday No Trip No Trip
Thursday No Trip No trip
Friday No Trip No Trip
Saturday No Trip No Trip
Sunday  No Trip No Trip


    Vessels' Lower Decks Wheelchair AcssibleSchedule,

Weather and Beach Updates:

Life Guards not on duty. Ferry service to Ship Island is subject to weather conditions and / or high winds.

Schedule updates are announced at 228-864-1014 - select Option 2.

Carry on Policy to board ferry boats

Gift Certificate Available Here

Gift Certificate


About & Location


Mississippi's finest beaches are located on West Ship Island approximately 11 miles south of Gulfport and Biloxi and are accessible by Ship Island Excursions’ ferry boats, located in the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor. Watch for Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins during the enjoyable 50-minute ferry boat ride. West Ship Island with its tranquil stretches of National Park beaches invites you for an affordable family vacation to explore, swim and relax for a fun-filled day.  Experience the pristine gulf waters, explore high quality beaches and tour historic Fort Massachusetts, all part of Gulf Islands National Seashore.


Gulfport Ferry Pier Coordinates

30.3641  -89.089981

Groups and Charters

Group Reservations

To make reservations for your group Click Here.

Private Charter

For information about chartering one of our boats for a private event Click Here.

Ship Island Hotel Packages........Click Here and when you call ask for the Ship Island Package

Print 2016 Brochure........Click Here


Click Picture for 3D Images of Ship Island


Christmas Light Party

Come aboard the Captain Pete and host your Christmas event just a few feet from the best light show in Mississippi. Vessel is available for private corporate or family parties. Private access for your guests. Food, DJ and Bar set up not included. Call or email for availablity. 3 hour rentals start at $900 (Dockside Only). 228-864-1014 or shipislandsales@cableone.net




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Click Here  to learn more about the April 11, 2015 Re-enactment Program of the 2nd Regiment Louisiana Native Guards, African American combat troops stationed on Ship Island durin the Civl War. 


 Capt Pete and Son Video Family Story

available in the gift shop