We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great free journey across the shipping channel”

Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Ranked #1 of 105 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Fantastic experience and the chance to spot porpoises. Best thing is that it didn't cost a thing. During the busy periods you might be better leaving the car and going on as a foot passenger.

3  Thank Garyhamilton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (3,285)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,385 - 2,389 of 3,285 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2014

We usually park and walk on. There's always plenty of standing/sitting room and it great to move around. We almost always see dolphins on the ferry ride. We just take it over, get off and get back on. Kids love it and there is not cost so it a great fun thing to add to the itinerary every time.

2  Thank Bobbi A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Always enjoy taking the ferry over to Bolivar....so relaxing and going over during the week we had hardly a wait at all....It was nice to see Bolivar coming back to life but why do they rebuild with wood in beyond me....concrete homes make so much more sense...wanted to eat at Stingeree's but it was closed....It was Tuesday and then went to try Steve's Landing..again closed...so went back to Galveston and ate at the Spot...nice afternoon cruising around

2  Thank Deborah T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 May 2014

it was a safe and great ride. you can feel safe . They also have restroom aboard and a top deck to look out from.

2  Thank tjzizzo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The best way to use the ferry is to get in the right lane and park and walk on. No wait and you get a great experience. We even saw lots of dolphins and the pelicans were amazing.

3  Thank momtothreeinkansas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
 
Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
 

Been to Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing