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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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Highland Village, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Signs to the ferry were clearly marked so this was easy to find. Organized and short wait to get on to the ferry. Saw many birds, pelicans, the dolphins. This was a relaxed fun ferry ride. Drove around Bolivar and return back to the ferry on our own time, island time.

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic free ferry ride across Galveston Bay. Watch the dolphins and pelicans frolic and fish. Drive up the peninsula and have lunch at Stigaree. This is a great way to see Galveston from a different perspective and it is FREE!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We thought we would enjoy a quick trip across the water and a chance to see dolphins (which we did). Rather than park in the convenient parking lot and walking onto the ferry, we decided to drive on in Galveston so that we could do a quick loop around when we got off in Port Bolivar. The only problem...once we... More

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Noble, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed the free boat ride. Also, visited a nice park over on Port Bolivar.

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Williamsburg, NM
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It was a great free round trip ride on the bay. We enjoyed seeing pelicans, gulls, dolphins, tow boats, barges and ships.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

From the time I was a child, I've loved taking the ferry to Bolivar Peninsula and back. My son enjoyed the trip and now our grandchildren. Try not to go in the summer when the wait can be an hour or more. But if that is the only time you have to go, then it is worth the wait.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Closeup with pelicans and seabirds, dolphins jumping nearby. Quick and convenient travel. Better than highway any time.

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East Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very interesting ferry ride from Galveston Island over to Port Bolivar Peninsula. Really enjoyed the ride and view of large and small ships on shipping lanes. It is interesting that this ferry is part of Texas Highway system and has been a mainstay of Galveston Island for many years. Great way to "kill" several hours if you have some free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was ok. When we were coming back from Bolivar to Galveston, we had to kind of wait a long time but other than that, it was good.

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Mt. Vernon, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Short ride across the bay from Port Bolivar to the Island of Galveston provided by TXDOT. Best thing is it is still free! Lots of pelicans, seagulls, and even dolphins can be seen on the ride.

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