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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 361 749-2850
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other

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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I love taking the Port Bolivar Ferry. My daughter (21 y/o now) and I would take a drive down to Galveston and as one of our entertainment stops we would be to ride the ferry. You can park the car and walk on to the ferry and ride it just for fun. I think the trip only takes about 15-20... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Riding the bolivar ferry is a great experience, even if you just go to the other side and hop on the one coming back. My wife loves seeing the Dolphins, and the evening ride across the water was very peaceful. Check out the bird sanctuary beach on the bolivar side. Very nice to have a free service like this available.

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Beaumont, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Had a great time....saw dolphins and no wait for the ferry either way. Will go again........had a wonderful time view was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

if you have never done this do it! we got to see dolphins etc. it was a bit windy and cold that day but hey it was still fun

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Wouldn't go to Galveston without riding the ferry. Love it! It has beautiful views. Feels very safe.

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Houston, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Saw dolphins from the ferry, but the island was disappointing. Had to make a quick stop, so turned on 'Tinkle Lane.' How appropriate!

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We saw some dolphins while taking the ferry. It is free ferry and a nice short ride. You can't beat the price - free. Thanks Tripadvisor.

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Dallas, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I followed Google maps into Galveston and there was no mention of a ferry ride until I was already driving up into the waiting lanes! I was a little upset at first but I'm glad I got to ride. I waited only 5 minutes and never had to get out of the car. It was pretty dark when I went,... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

When visiting Galveston recently we enjoyed the free ferry to Bolivar Island. Very efficient, in fact we came right back. Enjoyed feeding the birds...you may want to take some old bread along. You just pull in with your car and then can get out after leaving the pier. Sometimes the dolphins are out and you can see them jump.

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137 reviews 137 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Leaving Texas and heading for Mississippi, we decided to take the FREE Galveston ferry to Port Bolivar which would cut out a long-round-about trip around the bay. Got on no problem, waited a few minuted for more cars to fill the ferry and then we left. Trip took about 20 minutes. The entire time, tons of water birds are flying... More 

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