Concessioners and Licensed Boat Operators
Passenger ferry service is available to West Ship Island. The "Pan Isles," departs from Gulfport, MS south of the intersection of U. S. Highways 90 and 49, and runs to West Ship Island from March to October. Although facilities on West Ship Island were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, restrooms and a snack bar are on the ferry. For information about the ferry service call 228-864-1014 or visit their website.
To arrange transportation to East Ship, Horn, Petit Bois, and Cat Islands contact a National Park Service licensed boat operator.
There are no public transportation systems that enter the national seashore, however there are service in the surrounding areas. Please see below for more information about the systems.
The Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) operates 7 days a week in the community. It does not stop inside the Seashore. For more information please call 850-595-3228 or visit their website.
Coast Transit Authority (CTA) buses stop at the Ocean Springs Wal-Mart, approximately 2 1/2 miles from the entrance to Davis Bayou and 4 1/2 miles from the visitor center and campground areas. Visit their website or call (228) 896-8080 for schedule information.