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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
+1 361-749-2850
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Ferried onto the Island, Ferried off the Island

When traveling to Galveston we usually will drive 45 minutes out of the way to take the ferry ride... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nacogdoches, Texas
Hurry and wait

The wait to even get on the ferry this past weekend (July 21-23) was 90 minutes. That is a very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christina L
Jacksonville, Texas
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  • Average6%
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
+1 361-749-2850
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Reviewed yesterday

When traveling to Galveston we usually will drive 45 minutes out of the way to take the ferry ride. Based on where we life it is faster to take I45 to the island but the family enjoys the ride so each year i take the...More

Thank ktyler4972
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The wait to even get on the ferry this past weekend (July 21-23) was 90 minutes. That is a very long time and it's so miserable when it's so hot. If you didn't need to go to Crystal Beach, the best bet would be to...More

Thank Christina L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at the back of the ferry on the way to the island & enjoyed the gulls & pelicans. We stayed at the front of the ferry on the way back & saw lots of dolphins!

Thank point_me_out
Reviewed yesterday

Some wait time are longer than others. Check Twitter for wait times. Overall ferry was quick and a smooth ride across the channel.

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were staying on Bolivar and wanted to head over to Galveston on Sunday afternoon. The wait was at least two hours on the westbound side at around 2pm. We began to line up on the road about 1.5 miles from the ferry. The ferry...More

Thank Reagan10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hey, I hate car ferries. That said, this one offers a great view of the Channel and of the WWII submarine and ship on Pelican Island. Worth going to see those navy ships up close.

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have a 5 year old daughter and thought this would be something she would enjoy...and she did! We went in the middle of the afternoon in mid July. I would recommend parking on the Galveston side and walking onto the ferry. Restrooms are available...More

2  Thank utex99
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took this ferry just for fun and really enjoyed it. Saw some dolphins on the way. You can stay in your car waiting or get off to enjoy the ride and sites.

Thank dcolon26
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very clean amd fun trip to The other side of the peninsula. You can see dolphins and lther fish around the ferry. Very organized and you can walk or go to higher floor to enjoy the trip. Is free!!! Highly recommend.

Thank Jose R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rising the ferry is a must for all of our tips to Galveston! We went the 2nd week of June and go back again this coming week. We love that it's a free ride and the kids get to see dolphins. The wait wasn't bad...More

Thank Danyalle S
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Steven H
24 June 2017|
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Response from Leslie H | Reviewed this property |
sorry for late reply, that can happen on holiday weekends but not too often on a normal day
11 June 2017|
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Response from DallasKJG | Reviewed this property |
It's about twenty minutes each way, plus loading time. If you just want to take a ride, park and walk on the ferry, to save having to drive off and then get back into the line. All vehicles have to get off, and you go to the... More
14 May 2017|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
The federal Clean Water Act requires that cremated remains be scattered at least three nautical miles from land. Like state law, federal rules require that nonbiodegradable containers be disposed of separately. The EPA does... More