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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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Dolphin watching for free

you can walk on or drive on. It is free and you see dolphins when it is warm. Take some bread and feed the sea gulls too. Don't do a dolphin tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

you can walk on or drive on. It is free and you see dolphins when it is warm. Take some bread and feed the sea gulls too. Don't do a dolphin tour.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Liked the orderly efficient way cars were taken in order and freedom to enjoy the evening when underway. There were signs with severe fines for breaking out of line, as sometimes happens at other ferry services we have used.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A must do while in Galveston. The price is right (free) and gives you a chance to see the large ships entering the Galveston Bay. If you are lucky you may even see some dolphins along the day. The only down side is that the wait can be long during the summer season.

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Houston, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of fog and rain over the New Year holiday but the ships ran on time and got us to the Bolivar Peninsula. Very well run operation getting vehicles and people on and off. Very clean rest rooms.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were told by a shuttle bus driver in Houston that we needed to visit the Port Bolivar Ferry. As soon as we made it to Galveston, we drove right to the ferry terminal. Very easy to find. Plenty of parking. We waited for all of the cars and trucks to load and then we were allowed to walk on.... More 

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ALLEN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Free fun ride to watch the dolphins..We will do this again. It goes round trip if you want to just ride..

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Glenwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a yearly favorite. Walk on, drive on, you choose. Be sure to bring something to feed the birds! Also watch for the dolphins. This is a fun, free thing to do when visiting the Island.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I enjoy the ferry ride.I like to see all the dolphins in the water and,the seagulls flying all around.It is a long drive to I-10 after you reach the end from the coast but,worth it.Have fun and,enjoy.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We took this quick 12 minute ride in February, and followed previous reviewers advice - walk on, bring bread, dolphin watch, bird watch - it was fabulous! (Word of warning; the stairs to the observation deck are steep and narrow, easy to go up, but be careful going down, use the rails on either side to assist yourself.) Our ride... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The old saying that nothing is free doesn't apply here! Nice sight seeing adventure. We walked on, but drive on if you want to explore Port Bolivar. No charge for either way. Takes about 20 minutes one way. Can feed the birds off the back end, bring your own treats, there is nothing on the ferries for human or bird... More 

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