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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 361 749-2850
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We went to walk on and ride, but due to the rain we ended up driving our car on. It was great to see the ship channel and the Dolphins.

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Brownwood
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went to walk on and ride, but due to the rain we ended up driving our car on. It was great to see the ship channel and the Dolphins.

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Savage, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice little free trip to take with your kids and family. I read about this free excursion online, and I'm glad I did. We did this instead of a dolphin viewing Harbor tour that was a little pricy for our budget. We saw dolphins from the deck, hand fed the seagulls, then did a little shell and... More 

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Thank Thomas W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been riding the ferries ever since I was a kid. My Galveston trips wouldn't be complete if I didn't ride a ferry. You might say it's good for the soul.

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deweyville tex, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

love standing on deck and watching dolphins. wide view of island. Bathrooms not the best for the ladies, make a pit stop before boarding.

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Thank Daniel K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been riding the ferry all my life. Very reliable, safe and clean restrooms.Staff courteous and always ready to help travelers get to the destinations.

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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the kid loved the ferry ride saw alot of dolphins off the ferry then went to go for a ride around the inland the mositoes were real bad at the park we stopped at just off the ferry

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Thank jamessavage13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice ride across galveston bay. If your lucky the dolphin run with you. Then it's just a short trip to the casinos in Lake Charles la.

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phoenix,AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd time for our family, great experience and saves an hour of driving, we brought our R.V. on board, no problem. Fun trip ,saw dolphins , tons of huge ships, very entertaining for the kids

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We live to take the ferry across and back. You can drive your car, but you have to get in line again on the other side. So, we park and just rude as pedestrians. Great view of Galveston and the harbor with lots of ship traffic. Wf saw gulls, pelicans, and porpoises playing nearbyways . Inside is air-conditioned. Outside is... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was easy access no wait. Smooth trip. Will use again. Always enjoy the rise and view. Sometimes a wait. Not that bad. Feed the birds, look for proposed

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