Adventure Activities in Biloxi - Try if You Dare

by Kim Goodin, an AOL Travel ContributorPosted Oct 14th 2010 04:11 PM

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Biloxi is a great place to expand your definition of "adventure." You won't find daring ski slopes or daunting cliffs to climb, but you will find plenty of other outdoor activities. Biloxi's casinos are always good for a gamble, and another unique adventure activity in Biloxi is deep-sea fishing – charter a boat and see what you can reel in. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking outside the box.


1. Gamble on a Long Shot


Biloxi has a lot more to offer than casinos, but it is true that one of the city's primary tourist draws is gambling. Within the city limits, you'll find eight casinos, which should be more than enough to get anyone's adrenaline going. Thousands upon thousands of slot machines, hundreds of table games, dozens of poker tables – whatever your weakness, Biloxi's got it.

Most notable on the casino roster are the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In addition to its casino, the Beau Rivage features a high-stakes salon, where you can hobnob with the best players. The Hard Rock has a fantastic casino, of course, but it also has the added attraction of rock and roll memorabilia, and lots of it. If you like gambling and are looking for an adventure activity in Biloxi, a casino visit is a must.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
875 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
888-567-6667 or 228-386-7111
http://www.beaurivage.com
Daily 24 hours

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
777 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
877-877-6256 or 228-374-7625
http://www.hardrockbiloxi.com
Daily 24 hours


2. Catch a Match


From October through June, the Mississippi Roller Girls burn up the track on roller skates. This is one spectator sport that's as fun and exciting to watch as it is to participate in, and you'll end up with fewer injuries! Part of the recent revival of the sport, the Mississippi Roller Girls team embraces strategy and athleticism. You won't find the hyped up antics of yesteryear, but don't think that this isn't still one of the most daring adventure activities in Biloxi!

Mississippi Roller Girls
Harrison County Skate Park
269 Debuys Road
Gulfport, MS 39507
228-604-4045
http://www.mississippirollergirls.com
Match times vary
Adults $10, children 12 & under free


3. Catch a Fish


Ever dreamed of landing a big one? Here's your chance. Biloxi is home to a host of deep-sea fishing boats. Charter one for a half day or several days, and a professional crew will get you out to the sweet spots. Depending on the season and how far out into the ocean you want to go, you can hook redfish, king mackerel, grouper, red snapper, cobia, dolphin, bonito, jack crevale, amberjack, triggerfish, blue marlin, wahoo or blacktip shark.

There are an abundance of charters available (many of which are headquartered at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor), but two highly recommended companies are Southern Sports Fishing and High Times Charters. As far as Biloxi adventure activities go, this one is of epic proportions.

Southern Sports Fishing
Point Cadet Marina, Slip I-12
Biloxi, MS 39530
866-763-7335 or 228-432-0257
http://www.southernsportsfishing.com
Call for dates, times and rates

High Times Charters
Broadwater Marina Slip # 25
Biloxi, MS 39530
228-392-5335 or 228-388-2211
http://www.gcww.com/hightimestoo
Call for dates, times and rates


4. Gulf Islands Waterpark


Test your bravado at the 18-acre Gulf Islands Waterpark. Along with relaxing pools and a lazy river ride, this waterpark tempts daredevils with a huge water roller coaster, twisty tube slides and a 12,000 square foot wave pool. Great if you're looking for a fun, safe, family adventure in Biloxi.

Gulf Islands Waterpark
17200 16th Street
Gulfport, MS 39503
866-485-3386 or 228-328-1266
http://www.gulfislandswaterpark.com
Late May-mid Aug daily 10AM-6PM
Adults $27.95, seniors $22.95, children less than 42 inches $19.95, children 2 & under free


5. Battle the Waves


With miles of uninterrupted beach, Biloxi is full of places to rent equipment for some fun activities on the waves. If your sense of adventure is limited to seeing how long you can stay on the beach without getting sunburned, these companies will rent you a beach chair. But if you crave excitement, you've come to the right beach. Test your strength, endurance and wave mastery on a jet ski, kayak, aqua cycle, sail boats or wave runner – the ultimate among daring activities in Biloxi.

There are numerous companies scattered all along the beach, but two popular outfits are Get Wet Beach Rentals and Ski & Sky Beach Rentals.

Get Wet Beach Rentals
Hwy 90 & Beauvoir Road
Biloxi, MS 39530
228-806-4372
Seasonal summer hours

Ski & Sky Beach Rentals
Hwy 90 & Porter Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530
228-596-9953
Seasonal summer hours

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