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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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Always fun!

The ferry provides a great way to travel between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. Birds... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Cool experience

The ferry carries cars as well as people, the other island does not have much to do but is great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
+1 361-749-2850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ferry provides a great way to travel between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. Birds abound and welcome being fed from the back of the ferry. Dolphins are usually visible in the waters of the bay. Sometimes ships and tugs share the space. There's...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ferry carries cars as well as people, the other island does not have much to do but is great for watching the sunset; you can see dolphins and a bunch of pelicans as you travel.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It seems weird one of the most fun things to do in Galveston is take a free ferry, but it is. The day before, my wife and I paid for a dolphin tour where we saw a few dolphins from far away. On the ferry,...More

1  Thank Codey B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing special to say but it is a very clean and reliable!! We take this ferry all the time we come to Galveston and sometime you can see dolphin swimming.

Thank Corey N Shannon F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I spent 20 years crossing the Ferry daily from Galveston to the bolivar peninsula and home again. I enjoyed my job. Now I am enjoying my retirement. I have traveled the ferry 10,000 times. I have seen cars run off into the water, ferries run...More

Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry ride was a very enjoyable ride with the dolphins. It is interesting seeing the various freighters and commercial ships waiting and entering the Galveston Harbor. The round trip free ride takes less than an hour. After walking onto the...More

Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful way to get to Galveston. Good views of the Bay. Ferry was stable and safe. Long lines getting on. Could have been managed better.

Thank 755larryr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone needs to do this once! The ferry was free which surprised me since we are always paying to drive on highways in DFW!

Thank sherrie1112
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a really cheap excursion (free) drive down to the bolivar ferry launch, park in the free lot and walk on to the ferry. It will make a round trip across the bay to Bolivar (about an hour). You will see the Coast Guard Station,...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of a kind experience for me!! The wait time was very less for us. We boarded the ferry in our car. There are seagulls and dolphins that can be seen on the way! The view from the top floor is amazing.. we...More

Thank Seema B
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barb m
11 October 2017|
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Response from Regina C | Reviewed this property |
Don’t drive around! It’s way longer. Drive your car onto the ferry. The ride is not that long. About 20 minutes. As a bonus, you can usually see dolphins during the trip. As others have said, the wait time to board the... More
Katelyn B
6 October 2017|
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Response from Weary Travellery | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse is closed to the public, and to walk to the fort, in the summer heat, well ... I don't advise it.
Ernie N
29 September 2017|
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Response from bridgitf2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hwy 124 comes out of Beaumont towards the Bolivar peninsula, so that may be the way to go for someone coming from south LA from Hwy 10 to 124