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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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Had not been down to Galveston in over 10 yrs so we just had to take the ride. Not a good idea on a friday afternoon. We had a wait of about an hour and a half to board. They were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Sulphur, Louisiana, United States
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Sulphur, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had not been down to Galveston in over 10 yrs so we just had to take the ride. Not a good idea on a friday afternoon. We had a wait of about an hour and a half to board. They were not going in order to load people either. 6 lanes and they went 1,2,3 and back to 1. We... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this short, free ferry ride across to the Port Bolivar Peninsular. We went on as foot passengers and stayed on at the other end. Loved seeing the dolphins and the skyline of Galveston.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

You don't have to drive on the ferry. Just walk your family on for a free boat ride. You get off on the other side and reboard. You will get to see another view of the island and most likely dolphins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great quick trip. We found a very private beach. And it is free! Staff was friendly and professional

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Nederland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very relaxing way to get to Galveston. You don't have to deal with the traffic in Houston. The ride is very smooth and tranquil. We travelled to Galveston on Saturday morning and encountered hardly any traffic. However, on the way back, we made the mistake of taking the Ferry at 5 PM--- big no-no! It too 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved it!! Saw Dolphins! Park your car, ride across, drive off and get back in line to go back to Galveston. It was a blast. Free boat excursion and if you look and watch you can see Dolphins playing.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool for us. Totally free to ride, drive your car on and enjoy the views! Got to see dolphins and several different kinds of birds. You could also walk on and go to the observation desk.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We walked on and took the ferry round trip - easily done, parking lot right next to the ferry station. Saw some dolphins and ships up close. Definitely recommend.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I love the ferry and though it can be a long wait in the summer and during Spring Break the rest of the year it's pretty easy. It's great and the dolphins are always swimming near you an the little kids can throw stuff off the bow to the seagulls. It's just about a twenty minute trip but when all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Taking the ferry is a good way to get across to the mainland of eastern Texas without having to go through Houston. When I went across, the wait was minimal, and there are several ferries running back and forth all the time. It's also fun to just ride across and back as a walk-on passenger. Best of all, it's free!

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