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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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No waiting on Sunday morning

We wanted to drive to RollOver Pass so took the Ferry crossing on Sunday morning around 9am. No... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bullhead City, Arizona
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Fun way to get to Galveston

We always take the ferry over to Galveston when we stay in Crystal Beach. My son loves feeding the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
April H
Kilgore, Texas
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
+1 361-749-2850
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wanted to drive to RollOver Pass so took the Ferry crossing on Sunday morning around 9am. No waiting. Well organized. Easy boarding and we saw quite a few dolphins as we crossed the channel. Return trip also went well. Fun to see tankers and...More

1  Thank jp3469
Reviewed 5 days ago

We always take the ferry over to Galveston when we stay in Crystal Beach. My son loves feeding the seagulls and watching the dolphins.

1  Thank April H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent view of the Galveston / Houston ship channel along with views of Pelicans and Dolphins along the route.

1  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to do this mostly because of the high ratings and the fact it was free and we were not disappointed. The ferries leave about every 15-20 minutes so the wait is not long. You can drive your car on but we chose to...More

1  Thank Diane N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luckily we stopped in the visitor center and learned about the ferry. It was fun and much more enjoyable than going back to Houston to continue on to Louisiana. We thought it was bd impossible to get a reservation at the last minute on 4th...More

Thank pamelam621
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very convenient. Plus an added bonus our toddler loves riding any ferry we get a chance to use while in the coast.

Thank MooreWater
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have to wait very long. The waiting room and deck were fun to watch the view. It was a fun time.

Thank kidsarefun2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love riding the ferry. Never do anything - just ride over there, wait for the next one and ride back but I love it. And there are always dolphins playing around and that is awesome to see!

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're ever in Galveston on a budget or just looking for something free to do with the family then the ferry is a great option for you. I've ridden the ferry many times over the years and it never disappoints. The ferry is operated...More

Thank Fashionable T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait time isn’t bad usually. The staff are great. We’ve ridden several times and had a great experience each time.

Thank Pam H
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Response from Nidia N | Reviewed this property |
The ferry operation consists of multiple boats, each of which can carry approximately 70 vehicles. Vehicles should not exceed 80,000 pounds, may have a maximum length of 65 feet, a maximum height of 13.5 feet and a maximum... More
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Response from Dennis B | Reviewed this property |
The ferry transports you from the Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston Island and back. There is only the one route. Three ferries operate at peak hours, with just one during off peak times. The dolphins are on their own... More