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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
361 749-2850
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Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Not too hard to find. Short wait to get on the ferry, kids found it very fun and interesting. Takes about 15 minutes to get across then you can relax on the other side. I would suggest this attraction and will return on my next visit to galveston.

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David City, Nebraska
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Nice to ride across the bay. We rode to Bolivar and ate our packed lunch, walked along the beach and the jetty then rode back. Nice way to spend an hour or so. Saw dolphins and lots of seagulls and pelicans. Kids love it! Best of all, it's free!

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Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a utilitarian ferry, not a tourist attraction per se. But it's free and requires no reservations. Once underway, the crossing takes less than 15 minutes. The kids will like standing at the bow, getting a little seawater splash. You will see lots of shipping traffic going in and out of Galveston Bay. If you are lucky you will... More

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Calgary
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Our ferry ride with motorcycles was good and uneventful. Short lineups and not much of a wait. They add ferries as the traffic load increases.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The route I take me that way. The work being done since storm is coming along. The progress is being made

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Galveston, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Nice way to spend an hour and see part of what makes Galveston such a unique place. I would recommend walking on.

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Galveston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

--Living on Galveston Island we take friends and especially kids on the approximate 15 minute trip from the Island to Bolivar Peninsula. --Best secret: Stay in the right lane while approaching the ferry landing and park (free). --Walk onto the ferry with some bread to feed the sea gulls (feed only in the back). --Naturally stay on the ferry when... More

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Highlands, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The ride is wonderful, seeing the dolphins and the nice sea breeze. However, the wait to board the ferry is very long. I suggest to walk on if you are just wanting to ride. If driving on just be prepared to wait quite a bit.

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West Yorkshire
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I used the ferry on my trip from Galveston to New Orleans as a way of avoiding heading North towards Houston and the relevant rush hour traffic. I got the ferry at 9am and drove straight up to security no queing and within 10 minutes had boarded and was on my way. A really pleasant trip looking back at Galveston... More

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Center, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great service - really fun for kids. The boat usually loads & takes off quickly. The only complaint at I have is that the spaces are so close together that it's sometimes hard to open car doors comfortably. Of course, that is to be expected considering they try to get as many cave hickeys on board as possible.

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