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Mobile Bay Ferry

101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
+1 251-861-3000
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Little day trip

Decided to take the ferry to the island for a nice little day trip. Left the car at Fort Morgan and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jerry C
Portage, Indiana
via mobile
Great way to view the bay!

Great way to view the bay. Inexpensive, keep in mind there are no seats on the ferry, and no... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Baneberry, Tennessee, United States
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“gulf shores” (121 reviews)
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“fort morgan” (120 reviews)
101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
+1 251-861-3000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take the ferry to the island for a nice little day trip. Left the car at Fort Morgan and just went as pedestrians. Ferry left on time, as we were heading towards the island we saw about 10 dolphins. This got the kids...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great way to view the bay. Inexpensive, keep in mind there are no seats on the ferry, and no bathrooms. This is not a sightseeing tour, it's simply transportation. We were on at sunset it was awesome.

1  Thank tzh58
Reviewed 18 October 2017

While on Dauphin Island, had heard about Fort Morgan, which to drive there would be over 2 hours. However, you could catch the Ferry and be there in 40 minutes. Sounded like a plan to me. The ferry staff were nice and well groomed. From...More

1  Thank Booperskp
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Why drive all the way around a bay, when it's more fun and scenic to take a ferry? Sure, it's not cheap, but you're saving gas instead of driving around the bay. It was running about 15 mins late today, but at the Dauphin island...More

2  Thank proodle
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to get to Dauphin Island from Fort Morgan this is much quicker than driving all the way around Mobile Bay. The ferry was on schedule and we arrived safely with no issues both times. I do feel the fare is a bit...More

Thank obxhot1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

$18 per vehicle and then $6 extra per passenger!? That is crazy! How can a family afford that. We could not justify it.

1  Thank beardogmom
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We are local so enjoy taking the ferry often. Simple drive on drive off but great view of the bay. We bought a new harley so of course she wanted a boat ride

Thank Dixiemusicman
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We had planned a family day trip to Gulf Shores,AL what a very scenic route to take . This was not our first time but it was for friends who were tagging along on our trip. They absolutely loved it and would love do it...More

Thank apossemato
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to get from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island, take the ferry. If you are near the beach, you'll save an hour, at least, in traffic. Allow at least 30 minutes to get to the landing from highway 59. Then just sit back...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

An excellent way to travel. Ride is about 45 minutes and will save you an hour or more of driving time. The staff we interacted with were very nice and helpful if you have questions. The ride across the bay provides a chance to see...More

Thank Bill B
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Kathryn B
8 November 2017|
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Response from karlar675 | Reviewed this property |
Forty five minutes average. Very friendly staff.
15 August 2017|
Response from So_It_Goes_16 | Reviewed this property |
That would really depend on the proximity of your originating point to I-10. If you're coming from the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area, it's a total time saver. If you're coming from somewhere along I-10, probably not.
27 July 2017|
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Response from wwynn95 | Reviewed this property |
With my experience, the wait time was longer returning from Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan. This was an early afternoon ferry so that may have been the cause of the delay. Either way I would suggest allowing for plenty of... More