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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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We always check out the ferry. The kids love it! We see dolphins in every trip. It's worth it just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denton, TX
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Nice ride

Fun ride to Bolivar peninsula. Wait was about 15 minutes not bad, even though we had big waves the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Centerton, Arkansas
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always check out the ferry. The kids love it! We see dolphins in every trip. It's worth it just to check it out! Keep driving down the main road and get an a drink at the bar on your left (down the road a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stay717
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun ride to Bolivar peninsula. Wait was about 15 minutes not bad, even though we had big waves the ride was smooth and the landing was exact. Great way to get around the bay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David_MD2713VH
Reviewed yesterday

It is always a pleasure to take this boat across the bay. I love to watch the birds and the dolphins. Love the breeze and watching tourists get splashed by the waves. It is always so much fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rebecca Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On-loading, off-loading and the trip were quick. It was a smooth process and an enjoyable ride. Thank you, Texas, for providing this free service.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kim W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best things you can do when spending time in Galveston Island. You can either take your car on the ferry or you can park your car and walk onto the ferry. Either way it’s a great trip you get to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 392deboras
Reviewed 3 days ago

A big cold front came into Texas and I wasn't sure the ferry would be running but it was. The waves were crashing up front and salt spray was going everywhere. But it's always a fun ride.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Even with the wait in line, it's one of Galveston's true highlights. Get on and get out of the car. Either climb the stairs to the top or walk to the front or back to enjoy the trip. Dolphins often accompany the ferries during parts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jim825x
Reviewed 1 week ago

IF you're taking the ferry just to see the bay, do NOT take your car as it will increase your wait time significantly. We were told there was nothing to see at the ferry destination so we just walked on, rode one way and then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Genevieve K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy way to see Big Ships and Dolphin for Free. Cars line up and boats run constantly. If you are not going to drive around on the other side you can just walk on, No Waiting. They have a parking lot and it's free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A630PHpatricks
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry is free...in both directions...lol. There are enough boats on the short trip to keep wait time to a minimum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristen P
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Taxi is surely expensive. I would do research and tell them where your going etc