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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Address: 502 Ferry Road, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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This is a very well maintained ferry system from Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston Island. We're from North Carolina and our ferry rides are much longer than this one, but this one... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very well maintained ferry system from Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston Island. We're from North Carolina and our ferry rides are much longer than this one, but this one was very nice. It's free and fun.

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Amoret, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best and nearly the only way to get from Galveston to Bolivar peninsula. Many people leave their cars and just take the boat ride over and back. It's free and if you want you can feed sea gulls from the back of the ferry on the crossing.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on February 22. It was not very busy as it is off-season. We drove the car on the ferry. It is free. I'm not sure what you do if you walked on. There really is not much to see on the other side. We just drove around for about an hour and saw the cool houses on stilts.... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do activity while in Galveston. Best of all it is free. Two ways to take the ferry, walk on or drive your car on. I recommend driving on as this will allow you to explore Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach and other points of interest.

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing everytime we have been on the ferry we have had a wonderful ride and view. We have been taking our kids on the ferry since they were little now we will be taking our grandkids on the ferry all the staff are very friendly. We Love the Ferry!!!

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Adel, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Able to easily drive my car on ferry. Can choose to sit in car, or get out to see the views. Pleasant trip, and, there is no charge.

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ferry is easy to use, quick to load, fun to ride. Much easier to get to the island than driving through Houston. And free!

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Glenwood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy the free ride over to Bolivar peninsula for lunch and seashell hunt. Dolphins will entertain you along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

How fun! We crossed 3 times during our time on Galveston island. Efficient, quick and friendly. We visited Hardhead Bar loved experiences.

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bolivar Peninsula has two of the best places to eat in the area and the best way to get there if you don't have a boat is the ferry. Along the way you can take in the Seawolf Park on Pelican Island, the remains of the cement ship (I remember first seeing this as a kid in the early '60s),... More 

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