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We crossed the water on the ferry. Short ride, got to see wild life that I don't see in Kansas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lansing, Kansas
Worth the detour

This is so worth the detour. Nice to get away from all the hustle and bustle. Not a bad wait and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We crossed the water on the ferry. Short ride, got to see wild life that I don't see in Kansas, such as pelicans. Easy on and easy off access.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is so worth the detour. Nice to get away from all the hustle and bustle. Not a bad wait and worth it. It’s a quick trip across the water.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago I would travel on the ferry often, after it being closed for who knows how long the hours of operations have changed and you never know when it will be closed.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Recently took the crossing. Wait was about 20 minutes, ride was short. But notice a lot of water traffic. Appears as though the Captain looks for a spot to cross based on water traffic. You stay in you car on this ride.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed July 10, 2018

my kids love going over the ferry because it's different and fun very short trip but perfect to do on the way to the Monument

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank reneisaacks
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This ferry provides a great side trip from bustling IH-10 in Highlands, TX, to the San Jacinto Battlefield and U.S.S. Texas.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lance M
Reviewed June 9, 2018

might wait 30 or 40 mins, BUT it's the short way into the MONUMENT (Jacinta). Historical. April 21, 1836 defeat of the Mexican army by Sam Houston et al. Right there at St Jacinta. Cross the Houston shipping channel the OLD way. One could use...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank B V
Reviewed April 6, 2018

When crossing the channel to enjoy a great meal at Monument Inn, we love riding the ferry across both ways. It's convenient and enjoyable.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank TXmammoo
Reviewed April 4, 2018

In 1822 Nathaniel Lynch began using a flat-bed boat powered by a hand-pulled rope to ferry people and horses across the confluence of the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou (1080 feet). Lynch's ferry played an important role in the war for Texas independence in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Schlauberger1846
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We found this treasure by accident, but what an exciting addition to a night out for dinner. It is just a short couple minute trip across to the other side but it is exciting what with all the barge traffic going by.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Tom J
February 11, 2018|
Response from Reuben W |
There are limousine buses and RVs all over the quarter and n’orleans. Once you get away from the large parking lots along the levee in the quarter availability of spaces is questionable for anything larger than a car. The... More
Gracie D
October 14, 2016|
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Response from jeetu854 | Reviewed this property |
It is a short, historic and free ride. TheTexans (led by Sam Houston) and the Mexican army (led by Santa Ana) had crossed the bayou (now Houston Ship Channel) for the decisive final battle that the Texans won which led to... More
May 24, 2015|
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About 10 to 15 minutes.
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John W
Houston, tx
Trip Report...Houston Day Trip: USS Texas, San Jac, NHRA (2 Replies)
I have lived in Houston for a few years now and FINALLY made it out to see the Battleship Texas and the San Jacinto Monument. But the thing that really put this "Day Trip" in my own hometown into the special category was combining these 2 wonderful attractions with a seasonal event: the 2015 NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Speedway in Baytown. It is not unusual for the locals of a given city to neglect visiting their own area's attractions...unless you have friends/family coming in who...More
July 05, 2015|
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Trip to Galveston: Galvez pool, San Jacinto, Titanic Exhibit (0 Replies)
We just returned from a four day stay in Galveston August 10-14. We stay with my sister who has a home there. We normally go to the beach, shop, see movies and generally take in the local flavor. This year we decided to check out some of the tourist spots. Here are some of the highlights from our trip. 1. We booked a cabana at the Galvez Hotel ($90.90 for the day) and had a great time. Normally we go to the beach but this year we wanted something a bit cleaner and more comfortable. I was...More
August 15, 2008|