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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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Galveston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We live in Galveston, and every time we have visitors we taken them on the ferry to Bolivar and back again. They delight in finding and watching the dolphins play, as well as seeing the sights of the harbor and all the ships and boats. We usually take our car, then climb to the top front of the ferry for... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Took our Granddaughter for her first ferry ride. She loved every minute. She loved watching the pelicans and the dolphins did not disappoint! Took a ride to Crystal Beach and for back on the ferry just as the sun set. She loved seeing the lighthouse lit up too!

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a must. You can not beat the price ....free ninety nine. We traveled with 2 adults and 8 kids in 2 cars. The attendant that directed you to pull in was very accommodation when I explained that I wanted to make sure both cars loaded the ferry at the same time. It was very hot, but when we... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Terrible situación with Seaweed everywhere and environmentalists argument been used to excuse not doing anything to clean the beaches. Definetely no one should come to this city until the City of Galveston does something on a regular bases to clean these smelly beaches. The west part of the island is the worst part and many people shows up and once... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience, if you are in Galveston its a must. Best to do the trip close to sunset, its free and worth the time.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My family and I loved going on the ferry. There is no cost to ride. We parked in their parking lot and walked on. We went to the top thinking that may be the best view. We saw lots of large ships, a sunken ship and dolphins several times. I would definitely recommend the ferry!

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Dallas Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Saw lots of dolphins, including a youngster. Tip- turn around and get back in line fast and you can catch the return. If you "explore", you won't see much, but you may have to wait for a ferry.

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Pilot Point, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the coast and the ride on the fairy was great. Watching the dolphins swimming next to and behind us was amazing. Watching my wife and grandkids eyes light up. There was a small wait to get on but worth it.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have walked on & drove on. It's free entertainment - watch the birds & look for dolphins! We love watching the dolphins behind the boat. Some employees are friendlier than others, but still worth it! A wonderful Galveston service - thank you!

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mjkj82
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a on the fly call. The ferry is free to the public. While on the ferry, you have a chance to see gulf dolphins. This is a good opportunity for something free and may take up only an hour of your time round trip on the ferry if you choose not to get off on the other stop.

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