Of all the amazing day trip destinations in the Magnolia State, Ship Island should definitely be on your bucket list. Part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the island offers pristine beaches, beautiful water, and the chance to spot some dolphins. There’s even an old fort, which is perfect for some exploration. It’s truly one of the state’s greatest outdoor treasures. Take a look:

Ship Island Excursions’ spring season begins on March 18th. During this time, charters to Ship Island are offered on Wednesday through Sunday. The summer season begins on May 13th, at which time charters are offered seven days a week. For a complete schedule, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Ever visited this tropical paradise? Think a trip is in your near future? Tell us in the comments section!

Looking for more places to explore? Check out “12 Amazing Field Trips Every Mississippian Took As A Kid… And Should Retake Now.

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