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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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It's a ferry, but good view

Hey, I hate car ferries. That said, this one offers a great view of the Channel and of the WWII... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kerry C
Galveston, Texas
via mobile
Free Entertainment, Park and Walk on!!!

I have a 5 year old daughter and thought this would be something she would enjoy...and she did! We... read more

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

Hey, I hate car ferries. That said, this one offers a great view of the Channel and of the WWII submarine and ship on Pelican Island. Worth going to see those navy ships up close.

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have a 5 year old daughter and thought this would be something she would enjoy...and she did! We went in the middle of the afternoon in mid July. I would recommend parking on the Galveston side and walking onto the ferry. Restrooms are available...More

3  Thank utex99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took this ferry just for fun and really enjoyed it. Saw some dolphins on the way. You can stay in your car waiting or get off to enjoy the ride and sites.

Thank dcolon26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very clean amd fun trip to The other side of the peninsula. You can see dolphins and lther fish around the ferry. Very organized and you can walk or go to higher floor to enjoy the trip. Is free!!! Highly recommend.

Thank Jose R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rising the ferry is a must for all of our tips to Galveston! We went the 2nd week of June and go back again this coming week. We love that it's a free ride and the kids get to see dolphins. The wait wasn't bad...More

Thank Danyalle S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This ferry is a real gem, travelling the short gap to Port Bolivar, but a really interesting trip to see nature and something other than a seawall! The ferry runs day and night, a very efficient crew and never too long to wait. The trip...More

Thank mangkurat
Reviewed 3 days ago

We waited about 20 minutes to load our vehicle for the 10 minute ride to Bolivar Island. Great excursion.... smoothest boat ride you can have and still be on the water.

Thank MufeGwen
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is actually of the part of the highway system that connects Galveston and Boliver Islands. Wait times vary and can be checked on the web. The day we went it took about 2 hours to wait, load, go across on the ferry, drive a...More

Thank Cooperton
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's fun riding the ferry for the first time. However, we had to wait more than an hour just to get on the ferry going to Galveston from Bolivar. There seems to be less traffic going from Galveston back to Bolivar.

Thank James L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We traveled the ferry as walk on guests simply to give our 5 and 10 year olds a ferry experience, we were not disappointed! We saw so many dolphins! So exciting for all. The shipwreck was also a pretty cool sight, our boys loved it!

Thank lynnv_10
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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
14 May 2017|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
The federal Clean Water Act requires that cremated remains be scattered at least three nautical miles from land. Like state law, federal rules require that nonbiodegradable containers be disposed of separately. The EPA does... More