Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
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Zack W
3 contributions
Fun for the family and it's free!
Sep 2021 • Family
I wasn't aware until we got to the location that this is a ferry ride that you drive onto and you and your car ride on it, although that ended up being pretty darn cool! My family and I enjoyed this ferry ride for sure!! My almost 2 year old got to look out her window in the car and see the ocean and she thought that was very cool!! I'd recommend this if you are in the Galveston area! Very cool and it's free!!
Written September 26, 2021
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Texasgal1517
Mesquite, TX38 contributions
Gone downhill
Sep 2021 • Solo
This used to be a great way to go back and forth between Galveston and Bolivar. Sat there for over an hour while at least a ferry's worth of cars bypassed the other lanes using medical passes. Medical passes have been way over abused.
Written September 23, 2021
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jbch1
Dallas, TX28 contributions
Great Fun
Sep 2021
This is a must do! The views are fantastic, and today there were dolphins running beside us! The birds, pelicans and sea gulls, were in abundance. One little girl was feeding the seagulls potato chips out of her hand! So bring something to feed them if you'd like. It's totally free. The only negative thing is that you might have to wait for a ferry, but my wait time was app. 15-20 mins. , and some ferries do not have restrooms.
Written September 21, 2021
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R H
Magnolia, TX8 contributions
Great Ferry! Cheapest cruise ever lol
Sep 2021
Safe, clean and well organized. The staff and loaders were attentive and courteous to us. The ride is around 15 minutes and you get to see some dolphins! A GREAT SERVICE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE. GIVE IT A TRY.
Written September 17, 2021
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Mary S
Galveston, TX7 contributions
Enjoyable ride to and from Port Bolivar
Sep 2021
Walked onto the ferry to just enjoy the ride to and from Port Bolivar. It was a experience I won't soon forget. Thankfully I arrived a bit early around 11am and only had to wait about 10 minutes till the ferry arrived. I was a little lost once on the ferry, but followed someone up stairs and found a great view point. Ended up scrapping my leg on the stairs on my way up and had to wash up with soap and water from the rest rooms, but I survived. The view from upstairs is great and you can find a shady side to look out. I spotted many dolphins along the way. The ferry ride was quick too only about 10-15 minutes. It seemed at the time they had the loading and unloading down pat and even if I took my car on I don't think it would take long at all. I did hear one employee go on about how he hated his job, etc. I don't really know why he was complaining to me, but I hope he finds a better job if he's so unhappy there.
Written September 10, 2021
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,509 contributions
Beats traffic in Houston.
Jun 2021
We arrived here around either side of noon. No big lines. Got on the ferry almost immediately. Smooth ride. I can't swim, but felt safe. (Life rings and vests available.) Interesting ride across the channel. All the birds following the boat made it feel like Hitchcock's The Birds, but in a funny way. The best part, it's free.
Given the bumper to bumper traffic we ran into the previous day in Houston, I was glad this was available to get to Beaumont from, instead of back tracking through Houston.
Written August 23, 2021
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Baldwin
2 contributions
Please Avoid! Even if you thought you wanted to experience this!
Aug 2021 • Family
Please avoid this island and the ferry. Just let this place die and all the people that run this circus can go back to the circus. This place is a joke. A great way to waste your life away. Poor residence that have to actually deal with this. Please, hire intelligent people with the tax dollars that are allocated for this ferry service. Clowns are for circuses and I guess the Galveston ferry too. Please avoid. Please let the employees get laid off for being worthless, at best.
Written August 22, 2021
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James T
Burleson2 contributions
Worst ferry I've ever been on
Aug 2021 • Family
More ferries after 12. 500 cars out here and waiting hours. Got in line at 1145 didn't leave until 430. People trying to leave going the wrong way in the lanes. Just horrible how this played out. Will never come back here because of this. Ruined the actual fun time we had. Lost a family and income.
Written August 15, 2021
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Thomas L
Melissa, TX68 contributions
Nice ride across the bay
Aug 2021
The ferry is free and you will enjoy the views as you cross. I would rank it up there with the Staten Island ferry, but better.
Written August 13, 2021
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stmal0ne
Houston, TX27 contributions
Galveston Getaway
Aug 2021
Always a good time - we parked and walked on to the Ferry. That way we didn't have to worry about lines of cars. We were lucky enough to see lots of dolphins playing around.
Written August 8, 2021
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