Earlier this year my family and I were in the Gulf Shores area for Alex’s soccer tournament. When they lost the semifinals game that left us with much of Sunday to find something to do. We ate lunch at Rafter’s, stopped at beach for a quick dip, and then headed over to the Mobile Bay Ferry.
Where do you get on?
Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan
Dauphin Island address
111 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Fort Morgan address
110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
How much does it cost?
Cars and trucks $18
Can I bring my dog?
Of course! Just keep them on leash if you let them outside your car.
How long is the ride?
about 40 minutes
Do you have to make reservations?
No, they do not accept reservations.
How early should I arrive?
at least 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time
How often do ferries depart?
Ferries go back and forth all day long from about 8am to 8pm every 1 and half to 2 hours. Check specific departure times here.
Can I get out of my car during the ride?
Yes, just be sure to follow the rules.
We always enjoy taking the Mobile Bay Ferry for lots of reasons:
1. Less driving time, which cuts down on stress during travels.
2. Change of scenery; beautiful blue waters, pelicans, seagulls, fish, and maybe even a dolphin if you’re lucky.
3. Enjoy 40 minutes of relaxation
4. Saves on gas!
5. Great learning experience for the kids.
This is yet another great part of being on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Add this to your list of things to do next time your vacationing there.