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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 47 attractions in Galveston
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Seabrook, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Gulf Coast nature view from your car. See pelicans, gulls, maybe a group of dolphins. It's free to tourists, well organized and beautiful at dawn or dusk.

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Derby, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

While there isn't anything to do on the island you will travel to, the views getting to and fro are awesome!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

You can almost always see dolphins on the the trip either out to Port Bolivar or back to Galveston. Often you see them both ways.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Walked on to the ferry to just go there and back. Loved the short excursion.

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Lacy-Lakeview, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Nice ride and view of the bay You can walk on and enjoy the Ac or stand outside

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Was fun just going back and forth and it was free.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Was not happy when we were subject to an auto search but it did get us to the front of the line! We were told it was just a random search?

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Dickinson, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We live 30 miles from Galveston so we enjoy the ferry ride. Usually you see porpoises riding the waves and someone always has bread to feed the sea gulls.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The trip over to the island was very nice. Saw lots of Dolfins, very scenic. We drove around on the island for awhile but there wasn't that much to do there. The trip over and back was well worth the time and you can't beat the price

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012 via mobile

A great way to get to and from the Bolivar Peninsula! Its Free and easy! Plus the local area dolphins welcome you in and out of Galveston! You must turn off your engine once you are onboard, but once you pull away from the dock you can get out of your vehicle and explore the ferry. Its only a short... More

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