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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
+1 361-749-2850
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FREE! 'nuf said...

This is amazing AND FREE. Did twice. Once as a walk on, and once as we were departing the island... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
And Dolphins to boot !

Hope the hurricane hasn't made this attraction history... wonderful journey to and from Galveston... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael J
Oak Park, Illinois
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
+1 361-749-2850
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is amazing AND FREE. Did twice. Once as a walk on, and once as we were departing the island for Louisiana (probably avoided a ton of Houston traffic and saved a bunch of time too). Dolphins were fun to watch for sure. Staff handled...More

Thank indybud
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hope the hurricane hasn't made this attraction history... wonderful journey to and from Galveston Island to the Bolivar peninsula. Lines/wait can be long at rush hour and the weekends, usually stockup at Jack-in -the box with some tacos. Can stay in your car or get...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was awesome everyone was so nice to this first timer, asking silly questions all excited like a little kid.

Thank twokidsintexas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this ferry twice. Had a fairly long wait going to Galveston on a Sunday afternoon but just a few minutes wait to leave town the following Saturday morning. Better than Houston traffic any way you look it!

Thank JustUsTwo0814
Reviewed 1 week ago

People paid lots of money to watch captive dolphins do tricks but, by riding the ferry and watching out for passing ships, you can have an even better show . . . FOR FREE. Dolphins ride the bow-waves of big boats but it takes luck...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy riding the Ferry. Believe it or not you'll see a lot of Dolphins which is pretty cool.

Thank Grace O
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area don't miss this free ferry to Boliver. Beautiful scenery, sea gulls, pelicans, and if you have a sharp eye, Dolphins.

Thank CindyGol
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's part of the Texas State Highway Department, and the Ferry is a tremendous way to see the bay of Houston, watch dolphins play, see the cruise ships coming or going, and enjoy some seagulls playing nearby. It's every kids' must do in the area....More

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've never been on a ferry ride, this is a must do. It's free. You should keep an eye out for dolphin pods and you should look at the wake at the front of large incoming ships, here you will see playful porpoises jumping...More

Thank anflores31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our trip across there was a blond headed chubby woman that had no patients for anyone. If you didn't do what she said she is going to blow up. yells and screams. Good thing they don't let her have a gun!

Thank trahton
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14 September 2017|
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Response from twokidsintexas | Reviewed this property |
Not sure a folding chair would allow them to see much but there is a place to hold on and look out. That was my first trip on the ferry so I don't know much about it.
Steven H
24 June 2017|
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Response from Leslie H | Reviewed this property |
sorry for late reply, that can happen on holiday weekends but not too often on a normal day
11 June 2017|
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Response from DallasKJG | Reviewed this property |
It's about twenty minutes each way, plus loading time. If you just want to take a ride, park and walk on the ferry, to save having to drive off and then get back into the line. All vehicles have to get off, and you go to the... More