• 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?

The arches at Fort Massachusetts are made of red and tan bricks.

Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Massachusetts, on West Ship Island 12 miles off the Mississippi coastline, was covered by the 30-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The fort has been reopened to the public.