Join us for a dolphin watching adventure, including a tour of the Gulfport Harbor.
Welcome to West Ship Island!
Ship Island Excursions is celebrating its 95 year of ferry service to Ship Island. Gulf Islands National Seashore is celebrating its 50th year as a National Park.
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 Islands National Seashore and protected by the U.S. Park Service, these exquisite sand islands offer visitors the first high-quality beaches for swimming and shelling east of New Orleans!
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Round-Trip Ferry Services
Experience Mississippi’s finest beaches! Swim, snorkel, boogie board, picnic, explore, or just relax, and leave the transportation to us. Ship Island is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore and one of five Mississippi barrier islands located approximately 11 miles south of Gulfport and Biloxi.
Book your round-trip ferry service with Ship Island Excursions for a quality beach day experience on the barrier islands!
All Cruises Depart from Gulfport Harbor
View a spectacular fireworks display in Gulfport while enjoying a sunset cruise along the shoreline. This cruise will be departing from Gulfport at 7:30pm and returning at 9:30pm.
A 5-Star Barrier Island Beach Experience
Join Us for a Beach Day!
Ship Island is a protected National Park. Leave the stress of the mainland behind and board our ferry that’s heading toward tranquil stretches of shore and pristine Gulf waters! Plan the perfect beach day on West Ship Island, where you can do as much or little as you please. Explore the island, have a snorkeling adventure, enjoy a beachfront picnic, sunbathe and reconnect with family and friends… the opportunities on the Mississippi Barrier Islands are endless. It’s just up to you on when you want to go. Start planning your trip today and be apart of the Ship Island history.