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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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they have this down-pat. just where to drive and park. Or you could walk over and ride it both ways. Was fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

they have this down-pat. just where to drive and park. Or you could walk over and ride it both ways. Was fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A local recommended the ferry to us as a way to see dolphins without going on one of the expensive dolphin tours. He was NOT wrong! The 1 hour round trip yielded many dolphin sightings, and it was super easy to get on and off the ferry.

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

We love riding the ferry. This past Saturday on our way to Crystal beach we saw a ton of dolphins and seagulls.

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot believe this is free! It's a great service and you even get to see Dolphins! Definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I always enjoy the ferry ride, and this time there were lots of dolphins to see. The skill of the pilots is impressive.

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have taken the ferry to Bolivar many times - actually the beach in Bolivar is very quiet and relaxing. However there are not a whole lot of amenities (restaurants, things to do other than relax on the beach). But we enjoy it a lot.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you didn't drive on the island....you can still walk on the ferry and ride over and back for FREE!! See Dolphins, sea gulls, lots of boats and ships! Take the kids and enjoy the ride.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The told us the weekend is packed and the wait is long. Glad we traveled on a weekday. It was fast and easy to use. This was our 1st time using the ferry and would take it again.

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Silver Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having lived in the Gulf Coast area most of my life, the Bolivar Ferry is one of the many such facilities that are a fact of life. The Bolivar Ferry is one of the most efficient ferry operations we've ever witnessed. Obviously, a bridge would be a better answer if economically and accessibly feasible, but owing to the Houston Ship... More 

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Milo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we took the ferry to Pork Bolivar Ferry to watch dolphins and it was amazed to see around 30. We walked on and went to the top deck and had a great view of ships and dolphins

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