Passenger ferry to the Mississippi barrier islands, part of Gulf Islands National Seashore. An excursion to West Ship Island and Fort Massachusetts (circa 1868) is consistently rated by locals and visitors as the region’s premier water-borne experience. Travel to a place of exceptional natural beauty, recently ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. island beaches by Conde Nast Travel. Experience long, secluded beaches with sparkling clean water. The cruise and sighting dolphins is part of the fun, too! Food service available. 22 mile round trip.