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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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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I am addicted to this ferry ride and have done it solo, with kids, friends, and family. It's good at night or during the day and can even be fun in different kinds of weather. Just being on the water, crossing the ship channel, watching dolphins and feeding seagulls is such a treat. The wait can be long on weekends,... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is nothing like a Bolivar Ferry ride if you have the time. It always involves a long wait in the Summer to actually get on the Ferry even though they have several running but it's usually worth it. You can either walk on or drive on. We always drive on since our trip involves going to the beaches over... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a bit of free fun that is great for out of towners! You get to see the harbour, ships, and if your lucky even some dolphins. I recommend just parking your car and walking on the ferry to cross back and forth - allow about an hour for the round trip. Upstairs is a nice indoor passenger area... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Even though a state run operation we wanted to see the island and the staff was interactive with the kids when pointing at the birds and sea life. It's not often you find such friendly people as we did.

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Houston, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Fun to ride the ferry. I have seen dolphins more than 50% of the time. Tip: Be sure to get out of your car and walk to the front or upstairs. Be careful the stairs are very steep and the door at the top is hard to open. You can definitely still see the dolphins from the deck level as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My husband nor my daughter had been to Galveston, my 3 yr old daughter had never been to the beach before so we made a quick trip down while visiting family near Houston. The ferry was my favorite part and I think theirs as well. The dolphins like to swim along the ferry so we got to see dolphins as... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great experience and all for FREE. Great to see the dolphin's, feed the seagulls, and watch the wonderful sunsets. Quite romantic ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

very crowded so don't take your vehicle on if you do not want dings in it. now you can park and walk on the ferry

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I read the reviews and thought- really? a twenty minute ferry ride is that fun? It is! We fed the seagulls, saw dolphins, and enjoyed watching the large ships around us. I will admit I was a little hesitant as I don't really like boats, but it wasn't bad at all. The beaches were all flying red flags when we... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A ferry ride to Port Bolivar what fun. We even saw dolphins this time. Drive your car on to the ferry, park and get out when they get finished loading.

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