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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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Fast service, smooth transfer

You may have to wait depending on the time of year and time of day you arrive at the ferry. I was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dublinsduet
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Denver City, Texas
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Efficient and good sights along the way

Not a long wait for the ferry and a short ride across. Pass the Coastguard docks and a maritime... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
porter_osborne
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west Texas
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You may have to wait depending on the time of year and time of day you arrive at the ferry. I was lucky to arrive just as they were unloading and I was loaded onto the ferry in less than 10 mins.

Thank dublinsduet
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a long wait for the ferry and a short ride across. Pass the Coastguard docks and a maritime museum along the way. Lots of shorebirds along the way, and dolphins abound along the ferry route.

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used this route to avoid driving through Houston when going to the island from Louisiana . Hard to figure the rhyme or reason when loading the vehicles onto the ferry. It is definitely not first come/first served. If you are not in a hurry, it’s...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice ferry ride from Galveston to Port Bolivar, the boats are extremely clean and the operators are very friendly. There is a restroom in the center upstairs that you can access once the boat leaves the dock. You can feed the large...More

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always love taking the ferry across to Galveston! We drove on and the ferry left within just a few minutes.

Thank Sherrie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get to see the dolphins on the Bolivar ferry. Short trip about 20minutes. Great if you like nature and ships. there is no charge

Thank seaurchin2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly suggest to experience the ferry ride.. my kids loved it 3 years ago and again last month! It’s well organized and ran.

Thank frost_kristina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ferry system and it's FREE!!! We drove from East Texas and the ferry was perfect way to stay out of Houston.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to Port Bolivar Ferry for enjoying to ride it since it is FREE ride. We saw many different birds and pelicans. We felt relaxing to watch and enjoyed it so much and had fun too.

Thank Philomena D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode the ferry four times this trip. During the day there were tons of dolphins to watch. It was gorgeous.

Thank Mikel R
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barb m
10 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
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Katelyn B
5 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.
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Ernie N
28 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
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