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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 361-749-2850
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Have Fun & Save 50 Miles!

What a surprise this was...a free ferry ride for a 1-ton truck pulling a 38-foot 5th wheel camper! We saved driving about 50 Miles into Houston traffic by taking this smooth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise this was...a free ferry ride for a 1-ton truck pulling a 38-foot 5th wheel camper! We saved driving about 50 Miles into Houston traffic by taking this smooth ride, and we saw dolphins, pelicans, egrets, and seagulls, in addition to oil derricks and several interesting looking ships. We had only a few minutes wait time, and the... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always think it's fun to be on the ferry. If you are lucky, like we were, you get to see dolphins and lots of birds. A wonderful treat for kids.

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great way to get across the water and is completely free. Would highly recommend it to see more of the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely LONG LONG LONG wait for ferry on Galveston side. But a fun ride with several dolphin sightings along the way

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the ferry to the peninsula from Galveston. We were sent off by a bunch seagulls that swamped one end of the ferry. It was a beautiful sight. On the way, saw a couple of dolphins in the ocean. It was a quick ride with an upper deck that has bathroom facilities and a place to enjoy the view. It... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a nice ferry ride and enjoyed the scenery along the way, it was on time, efficient and free !

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove onto the ferry, walked to the upper deck while crossing, enjoyed the ride across the bay, great views of the water, land and bay. We saw dolphins jumping in front of the ferry. It was very organized and we felt safe. There was no charge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very organized and free! Be aware that on weekends the wait is forever, We waited 2 and half hours for return ride

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The wait on Thanksgiving morning was about 30 minutes. The Sunday after Thanksgiving was more like 2+ hours.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was well worth the trip to the bay. We walked onto the ferry, so there was no charge. We saw many dolphins during the tip. So this was the cheapest "dolphin cruise" I have ever taken.

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