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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 47 attractions in Galveston
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

It's free and it's fun! We rode across from bolivar peninsula and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Spotted some dolphins in the water, got a closed look at shipping in the channel and enjoyed watching the sea gulls! Going up to upper level also give a great view of the surrounding landscape. Just plain simple fun!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I recommend riding in the late evening to see the sunset. If you drive a little way, there are a few restaurants on the mainland. Go for a ride, eat, and then ride back to Galveston at night. Fun!

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was fantastic -- and it was free, which made it all that much better! There was a long wait to get onto the ferry, but probably that was due to it being the 4th of July. Once on the ferry (it was about a 15 minute ride), I enjoyed taking pictures of the beautiful water and sea gulls. The... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth your time....I cannot believe it was free! We saw dolphins and beautiful birds on each leg of the trip. What a great experience for all ages.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Loved the ferry ride. Went during day, saw dozens and dozens of dolphins. Went at night, and it was a neat nighttime view. BUT we had on bug spray and were still eaten up with bites. Wear long pants and long sleeves if going at night.

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Katy, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a free and always fun experience. Even if you just take it to ride it back and forth, it is nice to be on the water. If you do go across, there is plenty to do over there.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you have never riden the ferry, it is well worth your time. Watch for dolphins and take bread to feed the sea gulls of the back of the ferry. Our family wants to ride every year when we are down there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The ferry is absolutely wonderful. The kids (age 10 & 12) had a blast. We went at sunset and the views were magnificent. This is a must do for anyone visiting the island. We brought along bread and the kids fed seagulls. We drove over to Crystal Beach on the Bolivar side and collected seashells by the bucket load. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a must! It is free. The wait to get on the ferry was very long since it was 4th of July. We saw so many dolphins on the ferry and had a blast feeding the seagulls a loaf of bread we brought with us. We found a great beach after getting off the ferry and had a relaxing... More

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libbyswin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Nice and free...best kind of fun. Kids loved it and it's how you get to crystal beach. Point removed for NASTY bathroom...gross! Still fun and a must do.

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