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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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Great way to get from Galveston to Bolivar Peninsula

My husband and I took the Port Bolivar Ferry for the first time. There were at least 3 ferries... read more

Reviewed today
M J
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Austin, Texas
From crystal beach to galveston

I rode the ferry from crystal beach to galveston on May 20 leaving the beach weekend event to go to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David W
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Nacogdoches
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“free ride” (158 reviews)
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
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+1 361-749-2850
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Reviewed today

My husband and I took the Port Bolivar Ferry for the first time. There were at least 3 ferries running that day. That morning, we took a ferry from Galveston to Bolivar Peninsula. There were lots of trucks and large RVs on the ferry with...More

Thank M J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I rode the ferry from crystal beach to galveston on May 20 leaving the beach weekend event to go to schlitterbahn in galveston. It was an ok ride nothing bad happened and it was free. The only bad thing I can say is I waited...More

1  Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, the Edgartown ferry is fun too but it's tiny and covers only 100 feet or so of channel ! This ferry is also free but runs a much longer stretch of water allowing for lengthy views of Pelican Island, the Galveston skyline, old U.S....More

Thank MISTERBALI
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

it was my first experience on the ferry ... I truly enjoyed it wished it would have lasted longer. Getting on and off was pretty easy. Hardly any traffic. On Sunday however we wanted to take my son and his family across since they flew...More

Thank Uschi B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fun way to head over to Crystal Beach from Galveston. Beautiful shortcut and fun for all ages.

Thank Jeanine M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We rode the ferry on our way out of Galveston. It was an amazing experience if for no other reason to experience a ferry and possibly seeing dolphins on your way to Port Bolivar! It is free to take the ferry and one can go...More

Thank EMSchick312
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bolivar employees really bad. Screened when ferry was in the dock. 7 cars drove right on 5 minutes behind us while they slow walked, even after the horn blew and and another car drove right up the regular lane and on. We missed the ferry,...More

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry was a great way to spend an early afternoon. it was free, which made it even better. The day we went, we were able to see both dolphins and seagulls around the ferry. Later in the ride, there was a slight sprinkle, but...More

3  Thank hwit4843
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend if you plan on going to Bolivar Island you need to get to the Ferry early in the morning as there is always a long line (waited over 1 hour in May). Do not cut in line either as it is against the...More

Thank 939tawnyat
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day we went there was an accident on the only road so we did have to wait an hour but as soon as it was clear we got on pretty quickly. You can walk on or drive your car. Best of all it was...More

Thank Brandy03m
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Mary D
2 May 2018|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
You can park your car in the free lot and just ride the ferry.
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Russell Z
19 April 2018|
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Response from JEP0712 | Reviewed this property |
From their website: Day Schedule "One vessel is in operation 24 hours per day. A second vessel will be placed in service at 6:30 a.m. After this departure, the two vessels will operate based on traffic volumes, and will... More
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Katy T
14 April 2018|
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Response from Sandy B | Reviewed this property |
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