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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

RV's tend to be placed near the bow, during the passage on this free Texas State ferry from the mainland, across the Inter coastal waterway to the barrier island, affording an elevated view of the voyage, that is akin to being on a scenic ride. Flying Gulls accompany each voyage, aerial maneuvering, vying among each other for the tossed scraps... More

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

After seeing this listed as the top rated attraction in Galveston we decided to take the long route back to Houston by taking the ferry to Port Bolivar. What a treat! It was the day before Thanksgiving but the wait wasn't too long - probably about 30 mins. The ferries run every 15 mins. Driving on/off was no effort and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was not a typical trip we normally experience on the ferry...today all the regular employees must have called in sick or took vacation days since it is Thanksgiving Eve...and rush hour. They couldn't seem to keep track which lane's turn it was to board as we sat for 1 1/2 hours and then to only have 3 boats running?... More

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Galveston, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
6 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This has always been one of the best things to do in Galveston. Other reviewers have confirmed this. A few weeks ago, a Buddhist monk at the Linh Son Temple recalled it as her most memorable part of a trip to Galveston. If it impresses a monk, it's gotta be good.

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Santee, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My sister and I were in Galveston on a short vacation and decided to ride the free ferry. We drove our car onto the ferry and is was a great ride over to Port Bolivar. The ride was only about 30 minutes but we saw lots of dolphins during the trip. When we got to the other side we drove... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Always something we look forward to doing. Always see plenty of bottle nosed dolphin and being right there by the ships as they sail through is special.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I enjoy taking a ferry ride and,traveling along the coast to reach I-10 east to Louisiana.If you have the time enjoy the sights.

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Niagara
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The ferry process was smooth and given that it was off season there was no wait and a minimal lineup. The number of dolphins that we spotted in our 10 minute trip was amazing.

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College Station, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Drive on or walk on, the Galveston/Bolivar Roads ferry system has operated for years. Be warned, in times of high visitation, like Spring break and holidays, wait times may be sizable-best thing to do is skip the wait line, drive to the ferry landing, and walk on. Then you can ride back and forth as long as you want. After... More

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Cudahy WI
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189 reviews 189 reviews
30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The idea of Texas providing free ferry transportation in this day and age is wonderful. On a rainy Monday afternoon there was no waiting time, our motorhome was accommodated without disconnected our towed car, and the crossing was quick and efficient.

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