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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 361 749-2850
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The ferry running between Galveston and Boliver is part of the Texas highway system and is free for all. You can drive on if you want to go explore or just walk on to go for a fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bixby, Oklahoma
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Bixby, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ferry running between Galveston and Boliver is part of the Texas highway system and is free for all. You can drive on if you want to go explore or just walk on to go for a fun and relaxing ride across the bay. We always make time to make a couple of crossings during our stay. You can often... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I drove to Galveston for the day and decided to ride the ferry back and forth. Wait time both ways was less than 10 minutes to get on. It's about 15 minutes from getting on to getting off. As soon as you park and the ferry loads and takes off you can exit your car. We got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a BOI (born on the Island), and the ferry has always been an exciting trip since I was a child. There's something about getting out the car and standing along the sides of the ferry to let the breeze hit your face and hair. Over the years, the traffic in the Bay has picked up and there are... More 

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monticello, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first time my boys had ever ridden a ferry. They thought it was really neat and best of all it's free entertainment.

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Gainesville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't go to Galveston Island without taking the ferry trip. you won';t be disappointed. it's wonderful. very relaxing and lots of birds.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love to ride the fairly and try to ride it at least across to the jetty and back once every trip. If you are lucky you can watch dolphins between the end of the jetty and the ferry.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw dlolphins, pelicans, gulls and cormorants on the passage from Galveston Island to the Bolivar Peninsula. The peninsula offers less crowded beaches and good fishing, according to another passenger.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free ferry ride to Port Bolivar, starting from the east end of Galveston. There was a 30 minute wait to get our car on to the ferry, but it is recommended to go by car, rather than on foot. The actual ferry ride is about 15-20 minutes. On a clear day, it is a very nice, pleasant... More 

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Essex, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unexpected find! We loved it! We parked the van, went upstairs and watched from the upper deck. We got to see bottle nose Dolphins swimming next to us, and all of this was free. You have to pay for this kind of a thing where I come from!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever go to Galveston Island... I highly recommend you drive to the East end and hop a ferry. It is free and you get a chance to see ships and dolphins out in the water. Spend some time on Crystal Beach too. There are great places to eat and shops as well.

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