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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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Watch for DOLPHINS!

Watch for DOLPHINS! As you enjoy a fun ride across GALVESTON Bay, you can feed seagulls at the BACK of the ferry. We bring a sleeve of crackers, and swirl them into the air and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Port Arthur, Texas
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Port Arthur, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Watch for DOLPHINS! As you enjoy a fun ride across GALVESTON Bay, you can feed seagulls at the BACK of the ferry. We bring a sleeve of crackers, and swirl them into the air and watch the seagulls swoop and catch them. At the FRONT of the ferry, you can often see dolphins playing as you ride.

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Gladstone, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is totally free. My wife and I stood on the upper deck out in the open. We got to see Dolphins swimming by us, Seagulls flying around us, and the wind blowing through our hair. It is a unique experience. Had we gone at night, it would have been romantic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved traveling over to Galveston on the ferry. The day was beautiful, the trip was flawless & the dolphins were playing. Loved it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The people working at the Ferry Landing were very nice. We walked on rather than driving but they were very quick at loading and unloading the cars. It was a really nice ride over to Port Bolivar and we saw lots of dolphins. Take a loaf of bread and feed the birds at the back of the Ferry. Restrooms are... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you come to Galveston, you have to take time to ride the ferry and feed the gulls. Drive up or walk up. Bring your camera and a jacket.

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pull on, get out & enjoy the ride. Seagulls & dolphins love the ferry too so keep your eyes open & bread crumbs ready. You can go upstairs where there are restrooms & an area to view the water from inside the comfort of a/c or you can go out on the balcony. The stairs are pretty steep & may... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Port Bolivar Ferry is a good way to get from the Bolivar side and back to Galveston. The only complaint I have is that we went there on a work day in the middle of the day and we waited over 2 hours to board the ferry from Galveston to Bolivar. The reason is the line that people have gotten... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a free ferry ride. We did not take our vehicle onto the ferry. Passengers are welcome to walk on. You will go upstairs on the ferry. You can either stay inside the cabin area and look out the winos or as we did, stand outside on the covered walkway. If you want to see dolphins, you will see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Every time my family and I go to Galveston, we hop on the ferry around sunset for a ride. We always park and walk on since we have no intention of getting off on the other side. Instead, we watch the sun dip behind the water, ohh and ahh at the Dolphins playfully jumping along next to the boat and... More 

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Blanchard, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our first time on the ferry and the weather was perfect. Great view and the best part is its Free. The line was long but we got on quick and then we did just a turn around and came back. U don't have to drive u can also walk on.

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