You can't beat the ferry for a fun, free thing to do in Galveston. Drive on, park your car, get out and go up top to enjoy views of dolphins, huge ships, seagulls. Locals using the ferry stay in their car, but we who can't get enough of the water, get out! You can drive off, turn around and return to Galveston Island at the end. It's about 30 minutes each way. Certain times there is probably quite a line to get on but the times we have gone it has not been a problem. Try it!
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