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Ferry Services

Operating March 13th - October 31st

Quick Details

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 Round-Trip Ferry Routes:

  • Gulfport → Ship Island

Ferry Operation Seasons:

  • Spring: March 13th – May 16th
  • Summer: May 17th – August 15th
  • Fall: August 18th – October 31st

Walk-up Ticket Prices at Boat Dock:

  • Adult: $32
  • Child: $22
  • Senior: $30
  • Military: $30
  • Infant: $0

2 Chairs and Umbrella: $25 (Reserve on Island Only) 

Ship Island Family Package


  • Family package requires you buy a minimum of 4 tickets up to a maximum of 10 tickets. Family Package prices are Adult $27 / Children (ages 3-10) $17. No Military or Senior rate available.
  • Family package is only available Online and is not available at the Ticket Office.
  • Family package include (2) chairs and an umbrella on Ship Island for the rental price of $25. This fee is added to your tickets automatically when you check out.
  • Family package is only available on Weekdays. No Weekends or Holidays.
  • Family package subject to space available on the boats. We recommend you buy you’re tickets early.
  • Please remember to travel light. See Luggage Policy on the Website.


Want multiple visits – Frequent Rider Pass

View our Online Ticket Policy Here


Passengers are allowed small carry-on items. Boat storage space is limited. Coolers (42 quart or less) and backpacks are permitted, but subject to search. No glass containers. Wagons and pop-up tents prohibited. See Carry On Policy below:

View our Carry On Policy Here

View NPS Service Dog Policy

“Ferry service is weather-dependent and will be suspended for lightning, fog, high winds and heavy rain”.

Child (3-10)
Senior (62+)
Military (with ID)
Infant (2 & under)

An affordable, high-quality, family-friendly beach day from the Gulfport Yacht Harbor/Jones Park  

Mississippi’s finest beaches are located on Ship Island. The island is approximately 11 miles south of Gulfport  is accessible by Ship Island Excursions’ ferry boats. The boats are located in the Gulfport Yacht Harbor and. Relax while watching for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins during an approximate 1 hour ferry ride to the island.

Ship Island, with its tranquil stretches of National Park beaches, invites you for an affordable family vacation where you explore, swim, and relax on a fun-filled day in Mississippi. Experience pristine Gulf waters, enjoy high-quality natural beaches, and tour historic Fort Massachusetts(circa 1858), all part of Gulf Islands National Seashore.

In addition to history, the unspoiled island provides excellent birding, shelling, and hiking opportunities. The National Park Service provides a boardwalk that begins in front of the fort and extends one third of a mile across the island to the preferred south beach and Gulf of Mexico swim area. Life guards are generally available in summer. Call for an update or more information. The National Park Service provides restrooms, freshwater showers, drinking water, covered picnic areas. A snack bar located along the boardwalk on the Gulf Beach. Join in on the fun happening on Ship Island by booking your tickets now!


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