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Best Ways to Relax on a Gulfport Sunset Cruise

Experience a Gulfport Sunset Cruise
Matt Claiborne
Matt Claiborne
November 12, 2021

A sunset cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy your Gulfport getaway. After all, it combines the most beautiful part of the day with the most relaxing activity.


Woman having fun at a cruise

There's no better way to enjoy the coast than by taking a sunset cruise. Whether you are looking for a romantic date night or a family activity, everyone will enjoy this memorable experience.

The Gulfport area offers different ways to get out on the water. Step back in time and imagine conversing with Mark Twain on a riverboat tour. Enjoy sailing on a private sunset cruise. Or, dance with a DJ on a large passenger boat.

However you choose to cruise, you'll make memories to last a lifetime.


The Betsy Ann Riverboat offers a few different ways to enjoy a sunset cruise.


Betsy Ann's paddlewheel

The Betsy Ann is an old-fashioned paddlewheel boat that is sure to charm. The main cabin is heated and air-conditioned and can accommodate 70 guests, while the upper deck is covered with open sides and has bench seating. The Betsy Ann provides a beautiful platform to step back in time and enjoy your evening.


The Sunset Eco-Tour combines gorgeous views with informative narration. Guests will either experience the Mississippi Sound or Biloxi Bay. While you cruise, the captain will entertain you with fun facts about the local area. In addition, you'll learn about the wildlife that calls this area home. Guests often spot dolphins, pelicans, and other birdlife and wildlife.

Have your camera ready for the gorgeous sunset. Some of these cruises feature live entertainment, so check their Facebook Page for more information. Dinner isn't served on the Sunset Eco-Tour, but guests can bring a picnic and visit the shipboard bar, featuring snacks and a full bar.


The Hibachi Dinner Cruise features a choice of delicious menu items. Guests can enjoy a fantastic feast while taking in the sights and be entertained by live music.


During the live music sunset cruise, guests can enjoy the wonderful music while watching the sunset over Mississippi Sound. There's no dinner served, but you can bring a picnic or check out the full bar.


North Star Sailing Charters offers charters aboard their two sailing vessels. North Star Sailing Charters can accommodate up to six passengers. Sailing with North Star Sailing Charters is a wonderful way to enjoy a private sunset sail.

Guests can watch for pelicans and dolphins while enjoying a relaxing sunset sail. Each sailing charter is private so that you can enjoy time on the water with your family.

Guests are welcome to bring a cooler, take-out, a picnic, and the beverages of their choice. Sailing with North Star Sailing Charters is a wonderful way to create special Mississippi Gulf Coast memories.


Sunset at Biloxi

Ship Island Excursions offers a two-hour moonlight cocktail cruise. This unique cruise allows guests to enjoy a spectacular sunset and watch the lights come on over the Gulfport and Biloxi waterfront.

DJs play their best music selections while everyone enjoys the night. Soft drinks, a full bar, and light snacks are available for purchase. Watch for dolphins and enjoy the magic of being on the water as the sun sets and the moon rises.

The tour takes place on the 100-foot Capt. Pete. Capt. Pete has outdoor decks as well as climate-controlled cabins and restrooms.


Gulfport, Mississippi, offers the ultimate in relaxation. For the best pizza, check out our list of pizza places near you and enjoy the best of everything Gulfport has to offer.

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