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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Crazy Seagulls!

We boarded the ferry as the last vehicle, so we had a perfect view from the back. We were stunned by the number of seagulls following us! It was great fun & a once-in-a-lifetime... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We boarded the ferry as the last vehicle, so we had a perfect view from the back. We were stunned by the number of seagulls following us! It was great fun & a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Thanks!

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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I have time I enjoy riding the ferry. There is something very peaceful - be it the seagulls chasing you, the dolphins swimming along side, or just the water. I have no problem going across then turning around and crossing again. If you have kids who have not gone for teh ride you need to take them, but be... More 

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Thank D S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love to ride the ferry just to see the dolphins. You can park at Galveston side or if you are on Bolivar side you can park there and walk on the ferry and enjoy the ride free. The ferry will take you across and come back to the dock where you parked. When visting Galveston add this to your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ride from Galveston to port bolivar is a fun way to see the shipping channel with all of the different types of ocean going vessels awaiting there turn to come in.there is not much to see on the port bolivar side but a few homes.The boat is clean the restrooms were clean and the viewing areas on the upper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It maybe a 15 minute ride across the bolivar roads, but being in the open water, watching the dolphins swimming is worth it

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was bicycling and camping the Gulf Coast. I slept on High Island on the beach and bicycled to Port Bolivar. If you are on a bicycle just walk up the sidewalk. The cars are in lines. The ferry pulls in and all the cars, trucks, buses are loaded in under ten minutes. Pedestrians and bicyclists go last. The sea... More 

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Thank JamesNYC212
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is nice and refreshing make this short trip to Bolivar; everything is well organized and secure; now they inspect each car before get in the ferry. The bad thing is the time you have to wait to get in it in both ways. There is no much to see in Bolivar so you will want to go back to Galveston,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome always good service and it's a free service Beaches for family great food places to eat. Shopping everywhere There is a lot of history to be explored

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Thank Jeri N Tom C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to ride the ferry. It was a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely be thing our children in the future.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ride! Since we included our own adventure (hit the curb and hence blew out the tire) we needed to interact with the crew. The two guys were great about it and assisted us in safely leaving the ferry. They were helpful, courteous, and humorous. "Ma'm, did you do a curb check?" This helped us lighten up our situation which... More 

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