“one of the busiest waterways in the world”
The 2.7 mile trip takes approximately 18 minutes to cross one of the busiest waterways in the world. Through the Bolivar Roads Channel flows the commerce of the Port of Houston, the nations largest inland port, as well as other Galveston and Trinity Bay communities. Approximately 7,000 ships visit the Port of Houston each year. The ferry operation consists of five boats, each of which can carry approximately 70 vehicles, 500 passengers and six crewmembers. Each ferry is capable of carrying eight 18-wheel trucks weighing 80,000 pounds each. All of the boats are double-ended with a pilothouse on each end, and the Captain changes from one pilothouse to the other to go in the opposite direction.
Saw a lot of dolphins and it is free!
Gave is a 4 over a 3 because it was free. This town is cute. Its very much a mini Key West but without the beautiful water. The colors, styles, etc all make it feel like a beach town. We enjoyed the ferry. We chose to avoid the long vehicle line and parked to take the ferry as passengers. Its quick. About 20 minutes each way. You will pass a WWII ship, a shipwreck, and many wildlife (birds, fish, dolphins) on your trip.
Read more about our trip on our blog: https://www.facebook.com/escapervist/posts/161550725811866
Great trip across. Great for adults and kids, We saw no less then 10 dolphins. No line to get to the other side. Trying get back though took almost 1:30 sitting in line.
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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
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