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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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I was bicycling and camping the Gulf Coast. I slept on High Island on the beach and bicycled to Port Bolivar. If you are on a bicycle just walk up the sidewalk. The cars are in... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was bicycling and camping the Gulf Coast. I slept on High Island on the beach and bicycled to Port Bolivar. If you are on a bicycle just walk up the sidewalk. The cars are in lines. The ferry pulls in and all the cars, trucks, buses are loaded in under ten minutes. Pedestrians and bicyclists go last. The sea... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is nice and refreshing make this short trip to Bolivar; everything is well organized and secure; now they inspect each car before get in the ferry. The bad thing is the time you have to wait to get in it in both ways. There is no much to see in Bolivar so you will want to go back to Galveston,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome always good service and it's a free service Beaches for family great food places to eat. Shopping everywhere There is a lot of history to be explored

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Thank Jeri N Tom C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to ride the ferry. It was a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely be thing our children in the future.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ride! Since we included our own adventure (hit the curb and hence blew out the tire) we needed to interact with the crew. The two guys were great about it and assisted us in safely leaving the ferry. They were helpful, courteous, and humorous. "Ma'm, did you do a curb check?" This helped us lighten up our situation which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice ferry ride to Galveston. Both times we crossed the peninsula we had a minimal wait and the best part is it was feee

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free ferry and a fun, 20 minute ride across the mouth of Houston harbor. Great sight seeing, the ship traffic is really cool to see.

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Thank spencer m
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have traveled by ferry many times over the years. Today was a huge disappointment! It is off season and the timing was horrible. We waited almost two hours in line. Previously I've never waited longer than 20/25 minutes in off season. Many people were "privileged" to cut the line who had a special pass. Very disappointing. Hopefully the department... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to either wait long times, or your wait to be very short. There are many times that you can be either the very first vehicle in line, or have gotten there before many other cars and yet the attendants directing traffic will let others go before you many times, leaving you to sit and wait for the ferry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ferry holds about 65 cars, unless a semi, fire truck, rv etc goes over. 3 ferries were running when we went across for a days adventure. Had to wait an hour to get on a ferry for the return trip.

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