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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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Maybe if you had to take this ferry everyday as part of your commute....you would be less enamored. But we always ride this ferry when we go to Galveston! We actually ended up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Cleburne, Texas
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Cleburne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Maybe if you had to take this ferry everyday as part of your commute....you would be less enamored. But we always ride this ferry when we go to Galveston! We actually ended up riding it twice this trip, because we headed up Bolivar Peninsula when we left Galveston for home. The first time was about sundown and we had virtually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took this ferry this week. Because of tourism, there was about a 45 minute wait to get on the ferry on the Galveston side. We got to feed the gulls and even saw several dolphins. If you are feeling adventurous, you can plan on spending some time on the Point Bolivar side. There is a restaurant La Playita that... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Drove right up to the loading dock just as a ferry boat was leaving so we had to wait for the next one. Overall, we waited about twenty minutes in line. The boat staff started loading us on one side as the other side was unloading. Very efficient. They have cars, trucks and campers all together and spaced as close... More 

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Paola, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the experience! A travel experience that everyone should take! Excellent chance to see dophins and all the big ships.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this jewel. This has long been one of my favorite since I was a child. Every time I come to Galveston a ride it 3 or 4 times. It's free and it's fun. Park and ride. Ride it in the day and at night. You'll see a lot of ships and at night you'll see the lights of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I grew up going to Galveston and riding the ferry and feeding the seagulls. I was so happy to share that experience with my own child. Take the time to walk around and go upstairs and enjoy the wind and view. Turn your face to the sun and breathe in the salt air!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice way to get to the island. You can get out of the car and feed the birds. Great view and enjoyed the ride. Also it was free to ride!

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Obviously, you can't beat it for the price. My only "complaint" was that I wasn't prepared for the long line to board the ferry. But it's a nice ride over to Crystal Beach (which we loved) and the kids enjoyed being on the boat. Just be prepared to wait 45 minutes for a 10 minute ride.

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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a lot of fun. We were walk-ons, went mid-afternoon and didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes in line to board. They do not sell water anywhere, and the two soda machines they had didn't work, so bring water and some bread to feed the seagulls. We saw a dolphin couple, and had a very good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

While driving to Galveston for a day trip while camping at the Martin Dies Jr State Park, we saw signs about the ferry to Galveston and acourse had to find out more. The ferry ride is a short trip across the Gulf to or from Galveston. You can either park and ride over and back or just drive on and... More 

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 361 749-2850
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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