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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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Walk Onboard

This is an excursion everyone in the Galveston area does at sometime in his/her life and it is fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
omaopatravellers
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houston
A Great Free Activity

While in Galveston we were told we could have a FREE boat ride! You just drive to the ferry dock... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CazCoach
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Wisconsin
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
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All reviews free ride crystal beach free fun bring bread free dolphin dolphins swimming crackers long wait sea gulls nice ride free entertainment saw dolphins park your car minute ride the upper deck fun trip ship channel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an excursion everyone in the Galveston area does at sometime in his/her life and it is fun and free. If you plan on going and then coming back, walk onboard. If you drive, you may experience a long line getting back onboard.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank omaopatravellers
Reviewed 2 days ago

While in Galveston we were told we could have a FREE boat ride! You just drive to the ferry dock, park for free, and walk onto the ferry. It's about a 20 minute ride to the other side, then just stay on the ferry for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CazCoach
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very neat. Saw some dolphins finally! We didn’t take our car along and so glad we opted out. Got to stay on the boat and watch the loading and unloading of everyone’s cars at the port.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 690aubreys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feeding the gulls was super fun! I was surprised at how much fun the teens (16, 15, and 13) had but feeding the gulls never gets old!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 348emilyl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family tradition ❤️ we try to bring bread every time we ride the ferry so that we can feed the pelicans and birds.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sutherngurl3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of seagulls around ...bring popcorn.,you can feed them from the ferry...short but pleasant ride...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a ferry very similar that we have been on in Arkansas but this one was much bigger! We enjoyed our ride across the gulf and even seen several dolphins

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank biers2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've rode the ferry many times and it never gets old. There is no cost to ride this ferry, but the wait to board can sometimes be loooong so keep in mind if you have small children. The ferry has a Twitter page where they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Aktolgali
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry allows for the residents to take priority over the tourists if the ferry. I totally understand why they do this but the way it is the if there are residents anywhere in the car line for the ferry, they take priority over your...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Tyler R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry seems to never change! It has the charm it always has, and they seem to have resolved some of the problems of the past regarding long, long lines! They maintain their equipment, have a great staff (albeit some of them are rather cranky)...and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Taxi is surely expensive. I would do research and tell them where your going etc
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