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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry

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On-loading, off-loading and the trip were quick. It was a smooth process and an enjoyable ride... read more

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Kim W
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Great free ferry ride

This is one of the best things you can do when spending time in Galveston Island. You can either... read more

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392deboras
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Allen, Texas
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502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3146
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On-loading, off-loading and the trip were quick. It was a smooth process and an enjoyable ride. Thank you, Texas, for providing this free service.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kim W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the best things you can do when spending time in Galveston Island. You can either take your car on the ferry or you can park your car and walk onto the ferry. Either way it’s a great trip you get to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 392deboras
Reviewed 2 days ago

A big cold front came into Texas and I wasn't sure the ferry would be running but it was. The waves were crashing up front and salt spray was going everywhere. But it's always a fun ride.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even with the wait in line, it's one of Galveston's true highlights. Get on and get out of the car. Either climb the stairs to the top or walk to the front or back to enjoy the trip. Dolphins often accompany the ferries during parts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jim825x
Reviewed 1 week ago

IF you're taking the ferry just to see the bay, do NOT take your car as it will increase your wait time significantly. We were told there was nothing to see at the ferry destination so we just walked on, rode one way and then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Genevieve K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy way to see Big Ships and Dolphin for Free. Cars line up and boats run constantly. If you are not going to drive around on the other side you can just walk on, No Waiting. They have a parking lot and it's free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A630PHpatricks
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry is free...in both directions...lol. There are enough boats on the short trip to keep wait time to a minimum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I live in Houston and have visited Galveston several time, I have never had the chance to take the ferry! Very well run and a great opportunity to be on the water.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fadokv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to travel to the island. Staff was friendly and there is no cost to the service. We went with our fifth-wheel trailer

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helene G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on Bolivar Peninsula and took the ferry to Galveston. It was an awesome way to go. Extremely easy access and a beautiful scenic ride. No problems and very little wait time.

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