Join us for a dolphin watching adventure, including a tour of the Gulfport Harbor. We offer a 4pm cruise Wednesday – Friday, a 1:30pm & 4pm cruise on Saturday and a 4pm cruise on Sunday
Welcome to West Ship Island!
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!
Our commitment to keep you safe aboard our vessels: Click Below
Please be advised that the dock at Ship Island is damaged from the recent tropical storm. We have
installed a “Temporary Ramp Walkway System” over the damaged areas of the dock so you can have access to the Ship Island beaches. Please use caution when using these ramps by following these guidelines:
• Family / Groups should remain 6ft apart and practice social distancing-single file on the ramps
• Watch children at all times while on the ramps
• Do not stop on the ramps or dock for any reason (please, no photos on the dock)
• If you need assistance crossing a ramp, please notify a staff member before arrival
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
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!