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Galveston - Bolivar Ferry

Boat or Ferry and Harbor / Marina
  • Crystal B.
    "Upper deck is best for spotting dolphins!"(10 Tips)
    "free ferry service provided by TxDOT"(2 Tips)
    "... highway! Park your car and walk aboard... Far less waiting time!!!"(2 Tips)
    Charity D.
    "Take the ferry at sunset."(2 Tips)
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  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CampbellJuly 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I ride the ferry every day to/from work and have to give KUDOS to the staff... they are friendly & full of smiles.... say thank you to them every once in a while... make their day better !!
    Galveston.comFebruary 23, 2012
    The free ferry service provided by TxDOT is the only way motorists can cross the waterway between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island.
  • Victor P.
    Victor PeralezMay 30, 2016
    Free, dolphin viewing, expect long waits during holidays, extra security, encountered a homeland security check memorial day weekend.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HebertAugust 12, 2010
    Walk onto the Ferry instead of drive. It's quicker to get on and off, plus it's romantic. Bring bottled water. There are restrooms and benches upstairs in the pax area
  • Charmayne R.
    Charmayne ReddMay 30, 2012
    Call 409-795-2230 for the status of the ferry, they will tell you if there is a wait to get on and how long the wait may be.
  • Renea M.
    Renea MuellerMarch 17, 2012
    If your an idiot and cut in front of people that have waited in line like you're supposed to be prepared to be honked at, cussed at and get a $500 ticket. Spring break weekend is max fines, Jerks!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FergusonFebruary 20, 2011
    You'll have a chance to spot dolphins while on the ferry so get out of your car take a look.
  • Christie M.
    Christie MottJune 22, 2013
    Park your car and walk on. No wait time and can go and stay on to come back instead of waiting both ways. Work it!
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HucksollJuly 26, 2011
    Get out of your car and ride up on the front - you might see dolphins playing in the water.
  • Carrie Z.
    Carrie Z DelApril 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Please feed the seagulls from the back of the boat! My car (and everyone else's) thanks you.
  • Tricia G.
    Tricia GreeneAugust 17, 2013
    Get out of your vehicle and look for dolphins...seen several!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CleaverMay 7, 2011
    Be sure to get here before eleven!! Only runs every hour after....suuuuucks!!
  • Julie H.
    Julie HertenbergerJune 11, 2013
    Dolphin sightings certain near Seawolf Park and the cement ship
  • Clint L.
    Clint LivelyDecember 1, 2015
    Fun way to see part of the island from the water
  • Chad W.
    Chad WidmerApril 28, 2015
    Got to see Dolphins while on the Ferry as well
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisMay 18, 2016
    Free! Worth it just for the ride.
  • Charity D.
    Charity DrabikJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the ferry at sunset. Beautiful!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MarshallMarch 23, 2011
    Be early. You can wait an hour if you miss it.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BridgesApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't ride the ferry it takes FOREVER to get across the lines are TO Damn long
  • Grace G.
    Grace GonzalesJune 18, 2013
    This is a great Harley
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KraftOctober 11, 2010
    Houston's traffic website - - shows camera and wait times for the ferry.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HebertAugust 8, 2010
    Walk on instead of driving. It will save you loads of wait time. Plus, it's romantic.
  • Donna S.
    Donna SOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the front and watch for dolphins. Don't go to the back unless you want to deal with nasty seagulls
  • Fabio C.
    Fabio CruzMay 5, 2013
    Get here on time
  • Sharon
    SharonAugust 22, 2010
    Enjoy the seagull highway! Park your car and walk aboard... Far less waiting time!!!
  • David D.
    David DonnalsSeptember 6, 2010
    Man that cop in those short shorts pulled us over for cutting in line, man!! Some wiggers drove by in a vert mustang, they'd gay.
  • Charity D.
    Charity DrabikJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch behind shrimp boats for dolphins
  • Denise D.
    Denise DukeOctober 1, 2010
    Make sure to bring bread for the sea gulls!
  • Jake A.
    Jake AycockAugust 6, 2014
    Don't have anything on you that you shouldn't have, they be searching. Lookin at your inspection sticker too. #haters
  • Cherie M.
    Cherie MastersApril 11, 2014
    Best deal in galveston
  • Mary H.
    Mary HammNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    a hat is always handy when feeding the birds
  • Vincent P.
    Vincent PApril 10, 2012
    A free ferry to the island and back
  • Crystal B.
    Crystal BertrandMarch 19, 2011
    Upper deck is best for spotting dolphins!
  • Teresa C.
    Teresa CisnerosApril 17, 2011
    Please, no loud music...!!! Bring a snack cause this line gets long
  • Erin H.
    Erin HoppleJuly 6, 2011
    Great way to see dolphins.
  • Devin M.
    Devin MooreNovember 17, 2013
    Yes sir!!!
  • Kat M.
    Kat MandelsteinMarch 20, 2010
    Feed the seagulls from the back of Ferry bring bread or crackers
  • Erin P.
    Erin PateAugust 12, 2011
    Watch out for the seagulls pooping.
  • Tammy P.
    Tammy ParsonsJune 3, 2012
    Do not get out of line they are unforgiving
  • Crissy H.
    Crissy HannaSeptember 5, 2011
    So jealous
  • Henry C.
    Henry CadenaJune 6, 2010
    Be prepared to wait a looooooong time
  • TallTXF
    TallTXFNovember 21, 2010
  • The Reverend Brandon D.
    Fuck homeland security!
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