MSFun Biloxi Schooners 367 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530 www.maritimemuseum.org Call @ 228 435-6320Fax: 228-435-6309 Take a step back in time, sail aboard a 65' two-masted gaff-rigged Biloxi Oyster Schooner. The "Glenn L. Swetman" and the "Mike Sekul" are available for day sailing or charter, weddings, dockside parties, reception, birthdays and offer two hour special educational trips for school groups. Located at the Biloxi Schooner Pier Complex, one mile east of the Beau Rivage, we offer 2.5 hr., half day or full day charters. A 2.5 hr. walk-on sail is available for individuals periodically each month. Schedule is posted on our website. Welcome to bring food and refreshments aboard. Center for Marine Education & Research Museum (IMMS) 10801 Dolphin Ln, Gulfport, 39503 www.imms.org Call @ 228-896-9182 Visitors of all ages engage in hands-on marine learning experiences with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and reptiles. Experience underwater adventures in our multimedia center, explore our interactive museum, and enjoy an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin presentation all in a tour. Check out our other programs: take a DIP with a dolphin, Kayak Adventures, Scenic Bayou Tour, and Birthday Parties. Reserve your spot online today. The Center for Marine Education & Research Museum is run by the Institute of Marine Mammals Studies. Eco Tours of South Mississippi Eco-Tours of South Mississippi LLC, Gautier, MS 39553 www.ecotoursofsouthmississippi.com/ Call Kathy Wilkinson @ (228) 297-8687 Eco-Tours of South Mississippi offers a variety of motorboat and kayak tours to introduce you to the habitats of the cypress swamp and salt marshes of the lower Pascagoula River, the last large unimpeded river in the lower 48 states, and the wilderness areas of the coastal barrier islands - Horn, Petit Bois and Sand. Your naturalist guide will interpret the ecosystems and the myriad flora and fauna encountered on the trip. You might see alligators, pelicans, ospreys, herons, egrets, and even bald eagles, along with other native wildlife and plants. 2 hour, 4 hour and full-day interpretive swamp tours and a variety of kayaking opportunities await. Overnight trips and custom trips, including weddings and wedding parties are also available. We operate year 'round. Please call for your reservation. Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum 115 1st St, Biloxi , MS 39530 www.maritimemuseum.org/ Call @ (228) 435-6320Fax: (228) 435-6309 The Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The recently completed museum accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits, artifacts and an extraordinary collection of photographs which tell the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. Open Monday-Saturday from 9-4:30 and Sunday from Noon-4 p.m. Gift shop available. North Star Sailing Charters, LLC 1133 20th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501 www.northstarsailingcharters.com/ Call Jim King @ 228-617-8057 Feel the cool gulf breeze blowing through your hair as you embark on a nautical day of adventure and set sail on the beautiful Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico aboard Polaris a 2002 31' Catalina Sailboat. Captain Jim will ensure your safety and comfort so you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Mississippi coastline, barrier islands and marine life at its best on North Star Sailing Charters. We offer Day Charters, Sunset and Moonlight Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Half Day and Full Day Charters for your Gulf Coast Vacation. We are also an ASA Sailing Academy offering classes from beginner to advanced. Located at the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor in Gulfport, MS. Open and operating year round. Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530 www.georgeohr.orgPhone: (228) 374-5547Fax: (228) 436-3641 Enjoy everything that makes the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art unique: the artists, the architecture, the history, and the landscape. Ten years in the making, the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art celebrates the innovative, independent and creative spirit of namesake Mississippi potter George Ohr. Just as Ohr (1857-1918) rose from devastating personal and professional loss to create an extraordinary body of work, so too the Ohr-O'Keefe has risen from Hurricane Katrina's destruction. In a fitting tribute to Ohr, architect Frank Gehry designed an award-winning campus of bold intriguing self sufficient structures that house permanent and rotating exhibitions. The buildings and the reconstructed home of Pleasant Reed offer visitors separate but not isolated experiences - together creating a single unified vision connected by the expansive brick plaza and the majestic oaks. For our guests of all ages and interests, let the landscape be relaxing and the art inspiring and invigorating. Pascagoula River Audubon Center 7001 Frank Griffin Rd., Moss Point, MS 39563 www.pascagoulariver.audubon.org/ Call Mark LaSalle @ (228 )475-0825Fax: (228) 475-0826 The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is the gateway to the Pascagoula River, the last large free-flowing river in the contiguous United States. Visitors gain first-hand experiences through an interpreted boat tour, traveling through tidal marshes, river channels and bayous, and river swamps on an unforgettable trip through this unique waterway. Reservations required. Ship Island Excursions Gulfport Yacht Harbor Hwy 90 Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39502 www.msshipisland.com/ Call @ (228) 864-1014Fax: (228) 864-3797 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. Solar Boat Tours Diamondhead Marina http://solarboattours.com/ Call Mark Isaacs @ (228) 363-2529 Solar Boat Tours........Made in the Shade with Nature on Parade Glide past marsh-lined shores from Bayou to Bay as you pilot one of our patent pending solar electric boats for you & a friend on our escorted eco-tours. Your guide will show the way as you enjoy shaded comfort. Tours start from our home at the Diamondhead Marina. Reserve your tour today! Southern Way Charters Bert Jones Yacht Basin/Gulfport Small Craft Harbor, Gulfport, 39501 www.southernwaycharters.com Call Bart Haddad @ 601-466-0152Fax: 601-264-2519 There may be no better time than now to schedule an expedition to the Mississippi Sound, Barrier Islands, Chandeleur Islands or Biloxi Marsh. Southern Way Charters operates out of Gulfport, MS and offers multiday trips aboard the 72' Southern Way and day trolling/bottomfishing and overnight trips aboard the 54' Southern Cross for some of the best fly/light tackle fishing, wadefishing, skiff fishing and duck hunting in the South. Our crew is courteous and professional and can fulfill any wishes or needs of our clients. We also offer Cast and Blast trips on our 5,700 acre private lease in the Biloxi Marsh during the fall and winter duck season. Southern Way Charters offers guests comfortable bunks, fantastic meals and the best boats available. There is so much more than great fishing and hunting so don't forget your camera. We also accommodate custom cruises and private parties. Wolf River Canoe & Kayaking 21640 Tucker Rd., Long Beach, MS 39560 www.wolfrivercanoes.com/ Call Joe Feil @ (228) 452-7666 Just minutes from the Gulf a lazy river flows. The first designated scenic river in Mississippi. Famous for its magnificent white-sand beaches, the Wolf River flows over adventurous clay formations and meanders through peaceful woodlands. Enjoy this scenic river by canoe, kayak or tube. Swim, picnic, camp, fish, or just relax. Call for more information and reservations. Also available are guided sea-kayak trips to Deer and Horn Islands and along the Wolf River.