Passenger ferry service is available if you would like to explore West Ship Island in the Mississippi District. Ferries have on-board amenities such as restrooms and snack bars. Watch for dolphins gliding alongside the boat!
To arrange transportation to East Ship, Horn, Petit Bois, and Cat Islands contact a National Park Service licensed boat operator.
Did You Know?
The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.