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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
361 749-2850
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Ranked #2 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The route I take me that way. The work being done since storm is coming along. The progress is being made

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Nice way to spend an hour and see part of what makes Galveston such a unique place. I would recommend walking on.

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Galveston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

--Living on Galveston Island we take friends and especially kids on the approximate 15 minute trip from the Island to Bolivar Peninsula. --Best secret: Stay in the right lane while approaching the ferry landing and park (free). --Walk onto the ferry with some bread to feed the sea gulls (feed only in the back). --Naturally stay on the ferry when... More

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Highlands, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The ride is wonderful, seeing the dolphins and the nice sea breeze. However, the wait to board the ferry is very long. I suggest to walk on if you are just wanting to ride. If driving on just be prepared to wait quite a bit.

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I used the ferry on my trip from Galveston to New Orleans as a way of avoiding heading North towards Houston and the relevant rush hour traffic. I got the ferry at 9am and drove straight up to security no queing and within 10 minutes had boarded and was on my way. A really pleasant trip looking back at Galveston... More

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Center, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great service - really fun for kids. The boat usually loads & takes off quickly. The only complaint at I have is that the spaces are so close together that it's sometimes hard to open car doors comfortably. Of course, that is to be expected considering they try to get as many cave hickeys on board as possible.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This activity has excellent reviews, so I made it a must do on our trip. Yes, it's free which is nice, but there is nothing to do on bolivar peninsula and the wait time to get off the peninsula with nothing to do on it was about 45 min to one hour.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Kudos to the Texas DOT for running a clean, efficient and FREE service. Twenty minute crossing was a pleasure. Loading and unloading was quick and problem free. That this runs 24/7/365 is a real credit to the crews and the State. If your at the bow on a windy day however your car is getting sea sprayed. Other than that... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Definitely a fun free ride where you can drive onto the ferry with your car and it takes you across the Bay. The ride was nice, but the wait loading from Galveston side was longer than we expected (30min) so budget your time well, if you are pressed for things that you want to do. But definitely, it's really fun,... More

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Kemp, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Closed due to oil spill for 3 days, so we missed it! So disappointed in missing it! If it opened we were afraid to be stranded on other side!

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