Miss Peetsy B Bayou Tour

$30 can change a life!

The GCRL Marine Education Centeroffers bayou tours aboard the motor vessel Miss Peetsy B as a field trip for school and community groups. The program consists of two 90-minute periods of instruction, one on the water and the other in the classroom. Download a flyer

Program Agenda

The Miss Peetsy B Bayou Tour is a three hour program and includes hands-on experiences in our floating classrooms, waterfront classrooms and laboratories.

90 minutes aboard the Miss Peetsy B:

Choose from one of these three rich options for the second half of the three hour program:
Beach Habitat Lesson:

Plankton Identification Lesson:

Shark Biology Lesson: (add $10 per participant)

Pre- and post-trip lesson plans, as well as information regarding alignment with state and national science standards, are available upon request.

Have Questions?

Call a marine education specialist at 228.818.8095 or email us at marine.education@usm.edu.

About Miss Peetsy B

Miss Peetsy B was donated to USM’s Marine Education Center by Jimmy Buffett and his sisters, Lucy Buffett and Laurie Buffett-McGuane, in honor of their mother who was passionate about education. The vessel's name comes from Mrs. Buffett's nickname - Peetsy B. The Buffett family, originally from Pascagoula, donated the vessel to help educate students about their coastal environment, and ultimately create a more informed citizenry to protect and maintain our local marine habitats.

In addition to the Bayou Tours, Miss Peetsy B is available for charter. Read more about Miss Peetsy B and charter details here.


Photo gallery of the christening of Miss Peetsy B