The Gulf Coast's Most Scenic Drive

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The Mobile Bay Ferry crosses beautiful Mobile Bay, Alabama and connects SR 193 at Dauphin Island on the west side with SR 180 at Mobile Point on the east. Considered “the Gulf-Coast’s Most Scenic Drive” the ferry saves travelers hours of driving time plus the high cost of fuel by providing a travel link across the mouth of Mobile Bay.


The trip between Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan at Mobile Point provides wonderful views of the two historic forts that have long guarded the entrance of Mobile Bay. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes and is a great way for passengers to view birds, sea life and other boats and ships.


The ferry service utilizes two ferries, the Fort Morgan and the Marissa Mae Nicole to carry passengers and vehicles across the Bay. At least one ferry operates year-round with both ferries operating during the busy summer months.


The Mobile Bay Ferry is a proud member of the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce.





A proud member of the HMS Global Maritime family of businesses.




We have resumed the last departures from Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan. These times have been added to the schedule. We will continue to run our one ferry boat operation.



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Inclement weather can affect our schedule.


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Twitter or the Weather Channel for any storm warnings before planning your trip!


WARNING: We need your undivided attention while directing you on and off of the ferry. All drivers must refrain from using their cell phones while operating their vehicle around and on the Mobile Bay Ferry.

Local Events & Activities
  • Learn more about our Historic Fort Morgan

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  • Learn more about our Historic Fort Gaines

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  • Visit the Dauphin Island Farmer's Market

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  • See what's happening in Gulf Shores

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  • See what's happening on Dauphin Island

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  • Sign up for a fishing tournament at the marina

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