On a recent visit to Biloxi, MS, I loved learning about the shrimp and seafood industry and how it’s a vital part of the culture along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. That had me thinking about all the ways someone could experience shrimp while visiting.
What do you know, there are quite a few ways that you can go shrimping around Biloxi, MS and they all sound like a lot of fun. I’ve put together a list of the things I’d love to try while visiting.
Hope you find something to add to your Mississippi Gulf Coast vacation as well.
Note, if you’re looking for a place to stay during your visit check out Beau Rivage Resort!
Now, to truly experience shrimp around Biloxi, MS it’s important to go during shrimp season. Fortunately, the season runs long. It starts around the first part of June (in 2018 it was the 6th) and runs until December 31st.
That gives you plenty of time to plan a trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast during the shrimp season.
How many ways can you experience shrimping around Biloxi, let’s find out?
This is a really cool museum that includes everything maritime and seafood and, of course, includes exhibits on the shrimp industry. Here you’ll find everything there is to know about shrimping, oystering (another story for another time), recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing (yes, that’s a thing), wooden boat building, net making and so much more. One of the coolest displays showcases a shrimp peeling machine.
If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity you definitely need to check this place out. I would plan on spending two hours exploring the museum. With all things, the time could be shorter or longer, but two hours gives you a solid experience at the museum.
Catch Shrimp | Go Shrimping
If you’re a local you probably know all the ways to catch a shrimp. However, if you’re like me you don’t know the first place to begin. The good news is you dont have to be a local to enjoy the thrill of catching shrimp. Simply book a trip on the Biloxi Shrimping Trip and let them handle all the details. You just show up and enjoy the trip.
Tours are “First Come, First Served” and is cash only which is paid upon boarding the boat. Plus, and I love this, the cruise is pet-friendly!!
Please note they are closed December 1-February 16th.