Dauphin Island Transportation

  • Mobile Bay Ferry To Dauphin Island
    Mobile Bay Ferry To Dauphin Island
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  • Ferry Approaching Dauphin Island
    Ferry Approaching Dauphin Island
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  • Bike path beside the road
    Bike path beside the road
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    Ferry: Scenic Ride To Dauphin Island

    by TooTallFinn24 Updated Apr 6, 2014

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    Mobile Bay Ferry To Dauphin Island
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    Taking the ferry to Dauphin Island was an option that we did not consider in our trip. However watching the ferry arriving and considering the likely views of the bay, seal life and birds is definitely something we would consider in our next trip to the island.

    The Mobile Bay Ferry offers daily ferry services between Fort Morgan at Mobile Point and Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. The forty minute trip offers passengers and their autos a time saving alternative to arriving in Dauphin Island. What;s more is considering that the Sea Lab and Fort Gaines are just a few minutes walk from the ferry station a family could easily park their car in Fort Morgan and just ferry across the bay for a few hours in Dauphin Island.

    First ferry in the morning to Dauphin Island leaves Fort Morgan at 8:45 a.m. Last ferry back to Fort Morgan is at 6:30 p.m. I would recommend checking the schedule for more up to date information at the link below;

    http://mobilebayferry.com/schedule/

    ONE-WAY TICKET PRICES
    Autos, pickup trucks & vans with one driver $16.00
    Each additional passenger per vehicle $4.50
    Children under 12 FREE

    ROUND-TRIP TICKET PRICES

    Autos, pickup trucks & vans with one driver $30.00

    Each additional passenger per vehicle $4.50
    All trailers and boats $10.00
    Children under 12 FREE

    PEDESTRIAN TICKET PRICES

    Adults
    $5.00
    Children under 12 FREE

    (pedestrian rate includes bicycles)

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    Car Ferry

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The car ferry between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island was reinstated in February 2006. One way trips take about 40 minutes. When we visited Fort Morgan it was not yet up and running, and we missed a chance to get the ferry from Dauphin Island.

    Sorry No Charge Cards Are Accepted At This TIme
    * Children under 12 Free

    One Way Ticket Prices

    Autos, Pickup Trucks & Vans with one driver $14.00
    Motor Homes with one driver $29.00
    Motorcycles with one rider $ 6.00
    * Each additional passenger per vehicles $ 4.00
    *All trailers or boats, add $10.00

    Round Trip Tickets $25.00

    Autos, Pickup Trucks & Vans with one driver $25.00
    Motor Homes with one driver $50.00
    Motorcycles with one rider $ 6.00
    * Each additional passenger per vehicles $ 4.00
    *All trailers or boats, add $10.00

    Pedestrian Charges - Walkon Adults $ 5.00

    Frequent Floater Plan

    Enjoy a 25% discount on a multiple trip ticket a $70.00 savings.

    Frequent floater passes are available at our new
    Dauphin Island office for the discounted rate of $210.00.

    Pass holders are entitled to twenty, one way trips per year.

    The ferry landing is located on Dauphin Island and is most easily reached by road from I-10, West of Mobile, AL, using Exit 17. This is State Road 193. Approx. 25 miles to the South is Dauphin Island. Upon arrival on the Island, 193 ends at the Island's watertower intersection, a 3-way stop. Proceed to the left, Eastward, approx 2 to 3 miles and the ferry landing is on the left. Can't miss it. Note: Island shops and restaurants may be found at the intersection and to the West. On the East end near the ferry landing is the Sea Lab's Estuarium and Historic Fort Gaines.

    Ferry Schedule Depart
    Dauphin Is. Fort Morgan
    8:00-------8:45
    9:30------10:15
    11:00-----11:45
    12:30------1:15
    2:00-------2:45
    3:30-------4:15
    5:00-------5:45
    6:30-------7:15

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Budget Travel

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    Bike Paths

    by grandmaR Updated Jun 10, 2006

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    Bike path beside the road
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    Dauphin Island has an island long bike path which parallels the main highway. Bob thought it was interesting, that the bike path had stop signs (slightly smaller versions than the ones on the highway) and double yellow lines painted on the pavement to show where bikes should be in relation to people coming the other direction. I got a picture of the bike path (and also the launch ramp sign for boaters) but I didn't get any of the actual signs.

    At the ferry end of the bike path, is Magnolia Park, which has picnic tables and benches.

    The bike path is under the jurisdiction of the Street Department. The town website says:

    The Street department is responsible for the repair, cleaning and maintenance of streets, alleys, parks, drainage ditches and other Town rights-of-ways. The Street department is charged with the overall attractive appearance of the island and the bridge. Specific areas of responsibility are
    · Cutting grass on rights-of-way
    · Cleaning streets
    · Cleaning drainage ditches
    · Disaster recovery
    · Animal control
    · Tree cutting on rights-of-way
    · Trash collection on rights-of-way
    · Park maintenance
    · Vehicle maintenance
    · Equipment maintenance
    · Street lighting maintenance
    · Holiday decorations
    · Public restroom maintenance
    · Beautification project maintenance
    · Special Projects
    · Bike and Pedestrian Trail
    · Public Boat Launch

    The Street Department is located at 400 Lackland Street, Dauphin Island in the building known as “Old Town Hall”. Their hours of operation are 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

    A picture of the superintendent (Big Wayne) is in photo five taken from the Dauphin Island website. I have not met Big Wayne.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Camping
    • Budget Travel

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