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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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Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry

I convene an annual ministry retreat in Galveston. We do this activity as a group every year and we are never disappointed. We almost always see a few dolphins. It's a great way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was very disappointed and scared for my children as they waited 3 hours last night to board the ferry. My youngest son has Autism and this was extremely distressing to him and our family. There were cars loading up from behind us and we had been waiting first hours. This caused many people to bcome angry and volatile which... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I convene an annual ministry retreat in Galveston. We do this activity as a group every year and we are never disappointed. We almost always see a few dolphins. It's a great way to view the area. We have driven on and walked on. As a group walk-on is the preferred mode. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is wonderful for kids. We took bread and fed the seagulls off the back of the ferry. Our kids (8 and 5) we completely delighted by this. They ran around and squealed. When our ride was over our 8 year old begged to get on and do it again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Unless you have a specific reason to travel to Port Bolivar from Galveston, there is no benefit to taking this ferry. It is really just a means to get from one place to another. There is no need to add to the lines of traffic unless you must. We boarded the ferry on a weekday morning in the hopes of... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The ferry is a 24/7 service, free of charge. It is exciting because you are almost guaranteed to see dolphin playing around the boat. Just made sure you check the ferry wait time or you'll be there all day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a ride on the ferry when I was travelling between Lake Charles and Galveston. Nice trip insted of Inter state

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every year I go back to Galveston and make a pint to ride the ferry. It gives you another view of Galveston and Bolivar. But the best reason is to get away and allow yourself a break from the real world. Looking out to the Gulf and watching the sea life is a great escape. As a teenager I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Ferry ride at Port Bolivar was very relaxing. The employee's were professional. Watching the dolphins and birds created an good atmosphere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

nice way to view the dolphins for free however the ferry wait line can be very long during tourist season

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We usually stay in Crystal Beach but go over on the ferry for a day trip to Galveston. We have to go to the Strand to get ice cream & taffy at King's. We like The Witchery on Post Office St. Lots to do in Galveston.

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 361 749-2850
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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