Ship Island Excursions is located in the Gulfport Harbor right next to the US Coast Guard Office and the State Port.
They start selling tickets to Ship Island around one to two hours before sail time. Ship Island Excursions offers ferry rides out to the Mississippi Gulf Coast hidden treasure known as Ship Island. Ship Island by far is one of the top tourist and local destinations in the state, and you will find the real true blue-green waters and the white sandy beaches on Ship Island. The Island also offers a great look into the past with the fort on the island. You can even take the free guided tour and learn about Fort Massachusetts.
The boat ride to Ship Island is also an excellent an enjoyable ride. It is about 11 miles south of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, so the boat ride takes around 45-60 minutes. But don't let that deter you; the boats are well equipped with snacks and beverages along with restrooms to meet your needs. You'll likely also be greeted by the great Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they swim ahead of the boats.
Ship Island offers many adventures on the island, from the guided tour, to visiting the white beaches, or even doing some snorkeling. Visitors can also take nature walks through the island in the areas open to the public to see all the nature that the island has to offer.
So if you're headed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, make sure you make a trip to the Ship Island Excursions office and get your ticket out to the best secret in Mississippi. You will not regret taking this trip. These are the waters that you will not find along the immediate Mississippi Gulf Coast.