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Address: 1001 Independence Pkwy N, Baytown, TX 77520-1050
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Quickest trip across the ship channel

A water-level eye view of the ship channel. This short trip has been made more pleasant by their providing a solid barrier at the front of the boat as opposed to the chain they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A water-level eye view of the ship channel. This short trip has been made more pleasant by their providing a solid barrier at the front of the boat as opposed to the chain they used to use. Be sure to check hours of operation as they have been reduced from what they used to be.

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Baytown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love riding the ferry....it takes me from I-10 to the Monument Inn restaurant....the ride is smooth and the sea gulls love hitching a ride sometimes

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free, tiny little ferry that takes you a very short distance but saves you some driving. By far the smallest ferry I've ever been on. Vehicles only with no room to get out. No walk ons

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This ferry is a great piece of Texas history and the short trip is fun. The line is usually long, so don't take this if you're in a rush. However, the history around this route is amazing. This spot played a huge role in Texas gaining independence from Mexico. So, take your time, read the historic markers while you wait,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

After a meal at the Monument Inn, it's always fun to take the ferry across The Houston Ship Channel. It's free, but is too small to get out of your vehicle.

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Glen Rose, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It's the only way to get to the battle grounds with out going down 225. You get to see all sorts ocean going ships using the channel and barges. They have a park next to the ferry landing on the south shore and right down the street is the uss Texas battleship

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you like a secluded romantic place for dinner this is the place, this is not a place to take your kids, the food is wonderful, very friendly.

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Crosby, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I drive down to the ferry on a regular basis. The crew is friendly reassuring when I'm the first or last one aboard. Its free to take the ferry and its a nice little break in the monotony.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Saw bunch Dolphins, birds my kids couldn't get enough well worth adding time to our drive! Relaxing to stand out on the poop deck of the ship

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This free ferry service connects I-10 to SH225. You can watch ships going in and out of the Port of Houston. San Jacinto Monument, Battleship Texas are nearby.

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