You can cruise back in time, to the Isle of Caprice

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which several weeks ago unveiled its exhibit about the storied Isle of Caprice, will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the island resort with a history cruise.

The Captain Pete passenger ferry will set sail from the Point Cadet Marina at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 and cruise the Gulf waters for three hours while passengers enjoy food, cocktails, live music and presentations.

The Isle of Caprice casino resort, which opened on May 30, 1926, sat on an island 12 miles off the coast of Biloxi.¬† The resort was constructed by Walter Henry “Skeet” Hunt and included a raised pavilion that housed a casino, dance hall, restaurant and bath houses.¬† Cabanas were also set up for overnight guests.

The island, three miles long and a quarter-mile wide, was a popular tourist attraction in the mid-to late 1920s before a fire destroyed the buildings and the island disappeared below the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Tickets for the cruise are $50 per person and available at the Maritime and Seafood Museum, 115 First St., Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased by Saturday, Oct. 8.

An Isle of Caprice exhibit is currently showcased at the Museum through Nov. 15.
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