• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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West Ship Island Ferry Schedule

Two white passenger ferries with passengers dock at the West Ship Island pier.
Captain Pete Ferry Boat that goes out to West Ship Island
 

The passenger ferry to West Ship Island, MS operates spring through fall and leaves from the Gulfport Yacht Harbor at the intersection of U. S. Highways 90 and 49. Trips are subject to cancellation based on weather and number of passengers (25 people are needed to cruise). For more information call Ship Island Excursions at (228) 864-1014 or visit www.msshipisland.com.









 

Did You Know?

15-inch Rodman cannon has a black barrel and maroon colored carriage.  It is located on Fort Massachusetts at Gulf Islands N S.

Two 19th-century 15-inch Rodman cannons are at Gulf Islands National Seashore. The bottle-shaped barrels were cooled from the inside out at the foundry to make them stronger than earlier cannon.