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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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Worth the trip

This was so fun! My toddler loved the trip and we had fun on a small beach on pelican island. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kara W
via mobile
Galveston Trip

This was a nice experience, we read for things to do in Galveston and this caught my "free radar... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kristina D
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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

This was so fun! My toddler loved the trip and we had fun on a small beach on pelican island. I would take the ferry again just for the ride!

Thank Kara W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a nice experience, we read for things to do in Galveston and this caught my "free radar." We saw dolphins playing and it was a gorgeous day. Will most likely go every time we visit the island. A must do!

Thank Kristina D
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank twokidsintexas
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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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
12 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