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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 361 749-2850
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This is a fun trip, you can take the car onto the ferry or just walk on. Very nice ferry with observation deck and restrooms. Best part, it's free and ran by Texas DOT

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a fun trip, you can take the car onto the ferry or just walk on. Very nice ferry with observation deck and restrooms. Best part, it's free and ran by Texas DOT

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Hammond, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

most think ferrys are for foot traffic, jump on with your car and sail. Safe Secure & a learning experiance for kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a free ferry run by TXDOT and one of my son's favorite trips. We generally drive south from I10 and across the Bolivar Peninsula, spending time swimming and beach combing. Then we enjoy the ferry ride over to Galveston. On our recent trip, we saw a number of dolphins. Great fun.

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Hinsdale, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I am not a water person but loved this. Easy to get too...we parked the car and did the ferry. Really enjoyed the sights and the ferry is pretty cool !!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ride it for free and watch the dolphins. This is a must-do in Galveston. Beautiful views! Didn't have much of a wait but I guess it could get busy.

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Ada, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I had done this before, but never at night. It is a must a night....very cool! Free fun for entire family.

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Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a free ferry service provided by TXDOT to travel to and from Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. Living in Texas myself, we don't get too many opportunities to take a ferry. When we visit Galveston, we like to take a trip over to Crystal beach to beach-comb. We also see dolphins almost every trip. The only drawback... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The wait was short. The staff is very efficient and the boat ride is a wonderful way to see the shipping lanes.

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Hamshire, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

When you use ferry, expect some seasonal delays so be realistic and don't curse at employees there or annoy security . They work hard and not paid much and tolerate alot of attitude . I love the birds and seeing dolphins between Bolivar and Galveston landings. Fun! It helps to use restrooms available before departing unless you like climbing steep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I've lived on the island for several years. Sometimes we'll hit the farry with a camera and get some great great shots to send the family out of town. Watching the dolphins is also fun past time. Once again, its free.

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