You need to always ride this ferry, day and at night time. You can walk on OR drive your car. You can get our of your car and walk to the front or back of boat OR walk up the stairs to either inside or outside positions to watch. My favorite is the front of the boat to watch for porpoises. I have ALWAYS seen porpoises!!!!! Once on Bolivar - take a ride and see Bolivar and Crystal Beach. if you are hungry, go eat at Stingaree's - OMG !!!! the sea food was amazing - the fried oysters and fried shrimp were out of this world good.