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Mobile Bay Ferry

101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
+1 251-861-3000
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Beats The Drive

While on Dauphin Island, had heard about Fort Morgan, which to drive there would be over 2 hours... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amana, Iowa
Expensive, but an experience

Why drive all the way around a bay, when it's more fun and scenic to take a ferry? Sure, it's not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gulf shores” (121 reviews)
“round trip” (34 reviews)
“fort morgan” (117 reviews)
101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
+1 251-861-3000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Booperskp
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank proodle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

Thank beardogmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took the ferry one way just because we had never been on a ferry boat. We saw lots of dolphins that followed us the entire trip. Passed and oil rig tool. Very enjoyable trip and experience!

Thank Kenny T
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our round trip ride to Dauphin Island. It was a relaxing and fun way to travel, with pretty views of the bay, that lovely feeling of sea air, and pelicans and seagulls joining us for parts of the ride.

Thank ILoveTexas
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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.
26 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
13 July 2017|
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Response from lynnj_11 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I cannot see why not. Cost may be more