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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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Quick Trip this time of year

People directing were friendly. No lines this time of year. Park your car, walk around, and see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
YenkoOshima
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Jasper, Texas
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Great Ferry Trip

We were directed onto the ferry and left in an efficient way. Very enjoyable trip across with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rodjk37
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McKinleyville, California
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“see dolphins” (335 reviews)
“free ride” (159 reviews)
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

People directing were friendly. No lines this time of year. Park your car, walk around, and see the sights as you travel to the island. Watch from the front, back, or side of the boat. There was an eerie fog in the evenings this weekend....More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were directed onto the ferry and left in an efficient way. Very enjoyable trip across with great views and interesting views of other ships. Unloading went smoothly as well.

Thank rodjk37
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are staying in Galvaston you need to take a Day Trip on the Ferry between Galvaston and The Bolivar Peninsula. It’s like going back in time no chain restaurant but great little bars and Resturant. You can drive your car or RV on...More

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ferry ride was great, except the part when we first pulled in and told everyone would have to depart ferry due to mechanical issues im sure. A bit difficult backing up with a bumper pull RV. But ferry staff was awesome and as soon as...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed on Bolivar, but ventured to Galveston for food and fun. The dolphin sighting on the ferry was a treat. We drove onto the ferry and we also parked and walked on. Every time, the ferry employees were very professional and helpful. It was...More

Thank Undrwtr
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a quick ride there and back but it was so fun! We watched the dolphins playing, the pelicans, and it was just fun to watch the cars drive on and off and see how they were all directed each time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The free ferry ride is a must. We saw more dolphins from the ferry than we did last time on a dolphin tour. And the sea gulls, they swarm the back of the boat looking for handouts. We went thru 2 loaves of bread 1...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gets you from point A to Z. Nothing really fancy but an enjoyable ride nonetheless. The staff always courteous.

Thank greenblueteal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free-to-use car ferry (that is, taxpayer funded). But you can get on as a pedestrian and ride both ways. It is a great free tour! We saw more than 50 dolphins during the trip!

Thank Darla G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was perfect for a trip across the bay from the Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston. Midday, so we were able to get on the ferry immediately when we arrived at the dock. Try to avoid morning and afternoon rush hours as many workers use...More

Thank Dennis B
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Jason N Donnett... M
10 February 2018|
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Response from CajunIrish | Reviewed this property |
Darn auto-incorrect! Dogs, not fogs!
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GrammyGayle
27 December 2017|
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I do believe they could accommodate that on the ferry, it may cost something extra.
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barb m
11 October 2017|
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Response from Regina C | Reviewed this property |
Don’t drive around! It’s way longer. Drive your car onto the ferry. The ride is not that long. About 20 minutes. As a bonus, you can usually see dolphins during the trip. As others have said, the wait time to board the... More
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