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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
Phone Number: 361 749-2850
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A pleasant cross channel cruise

This ferry takes traffic across the Port of Houston shipping channel and runs alongside the Intracoastal Canal. It is the longest of the ferry rides in Texas and is a nice smooth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ferry takes traffic across the Port of Houston shipping channel and runs alongside the Intracoastal Canal. It is the longest of the ferry rides in Texas and is a nice smooth ride, even in choppy waters as it was the day we went. Passers by see the Seawolf Island where there is an old Submarine and Destroyer, both retired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time we come to Galveston we ride the ferry just so we can see the dolphins. Also nice that if you have been on the beach all day, you can locate restrooms on the ferry as well as the landing and you can also just walk on.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The free ferry to Point Boliver and back to Galveston is a fun experience when time allows in Galveston. The round-trip (for walk-ons) is about an hour. If lucky, you may see dolphins skimming the surface not too far from the ferry.

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Thank Gordon M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You drive right on, walk up to the observation deck and watch dolphins ride the wake behind the boat. On the other side is bolivar beach where you can drive right onto and down it. It was delightfully quite and the water in wonderful and quite to swim in.

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Sioux Falls, Sd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the ferry on foot (parking our car and just walking on.) Pedestrians are asked to go to the upper deck until the ferry is out on the water, then you can walk around. It was so fun to see dolphins swimming by the ferry...who needs to pay for a dolphin tour? Be advised, though, that once you... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Riding the ferry is a great experience, our kids love it, they love wind blowing on their face while they stand on the deck of the ferry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the free ferry ride. Loved all the birds and the dolphins as we rode. It's about a 15min ride. Our wait in line each time we took the ferry was short.

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Thank Jodi J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

each time we come to the island we have to take the ferry to see the dolphins! always a fun time. birds are fun, we watched people feed them.

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Wylie, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Employees were nice and friendly smooth ride both ways. And FREE to non -commercial vehicles. You can stand outside vehicle and get a great view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great ferry. Be sure and stop at the safe harbor seafood market when you get off the ferry. Stay in may port if you are looking for a local Experience Further down is Jax beaches and it is way to commercialized.

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