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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 38 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation

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Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry and saw more dolphins than we did on a paid cruise ship in Gulf Shores recently, so that was a BLESSING!!!!

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I have ridden the ferry since I was a child. It is a wonderful way to see how a car ferry works. It is amazing to be on the ferry in the channel and see a cargo ship go by.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Love watching the dolphins play as you cross the bay. It is a nice break to the day and allows you to enjoy the sea air from the warmth of your car on cooler days. Really recommend riding the ferry on every trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We have rode the Port Bolivar ferry many times over the years as well as when I was a child. I have always enjoyed the experience with the seagulls and the staff aboard the vessels.

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Houston, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely free and you will sure enjoy the ride. Don't miss to watch the waters for dolphins. I've seen people throwing eatables to attract the seagulls and other birds.. so please be little careful if you are doing it.. I thoroughly enjoyed the up-front splash experience.. for that you have to go to the very front of the... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was a cold sunny afternoon with not much to do during a work trip to Galveston so we took the ferry over to Bolivar. We had a great time watching the seagulls and barges as we crossed. Visited the state park in Bolivar, walked around the batteries and enjoyed the sunshine and history all around. Spent an hour or... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were staying at an RV campground on Port Bolivar Island and had to take the ferry over to Galveston to do some sightseeing. I am glad we did. We found the 20 minutes ride to be very interesting. You cross the bay and see many, many cargo ships sitting in the bay waiting to get into... More 

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We rode from Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston. The man at the entrance directed each car to one of 3 lines. The lines were not loaded in order of arrival. Our line waited through two ferry loadings because they kept loading the same line over and over, we saw all of those cars arrived after the cars in the other two... More 

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Nederland, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Park and ride the ferry to avoid long lines in driving vehicle over. Don't let small kids lean over the handrails or the captain will embarrass the parents. Cheetos are the best snacks to feed the seagulls

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It may just be a ferry but it's also Dolphins. We saw multiple dophins coming up to say Hi! It was a great time and a terrific view of the sunset!

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