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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 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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ft worth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our grandson had a ball looking st the dolphins,birds, and fish jumping out of the water.Employees were all super nice and friendly!!

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This free round trip ferry ride is a great way to relax and perhaps catch sight of dolphins. There are also impressive close up views of other sea birds and vessels in the gulf.

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Corinth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We loved our ferry ride. Our car was parked right up front so we just stepped outside and had an awesome view. We saw so many dolphins and it was free! I would recommend you park and ride if you aren't going to tour the island. Just getting our car on and off the ferry took over an hour.

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Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Didn't realize a Ferry ride would be so fun. The birds that took a ride too was hysterical and the others that flew along the back trying to grab dinner was even better. Saw several dolphins as well! Short ride and worth it. Oh yeah...it's free!

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irving, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We rode the ferry twice and the 2nd time we really got a show with the dolphins. Who knew there were dolphins that close. It was a real treat for our children.

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Garland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Rode it twice, long waiting times about 2 1/2 hrs round trip. I would pay to ride! Seen dolphins following ferry on both trips. Sea gulls & other birds were nasty & loud. A little scary at first with all the big trucks being loaded along side us, but was fine.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went on the ferry, it was cool, we saw dolphins and birds, the water was pretty. Id do it again. The time that we went, the ferry line was pretty long, but I heard that its not always that way.

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The Colony, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must do family activity if you are visiting Galveston. We love watching the dolphins and it is free!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this boat ride. You get to drive your car on it and then you can step out of your car once you are moving. Gorgeous weather and pretty views!

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Douglasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We take the fairly just for a free activity with the kids on vacation. We walk on instead of waiting in long lines to take the car on. Be prepared to climb some steep stairs to get to the top deck. If you ride over and plan to come straight back with out getting off the fairy you are required... More

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