Galveston Ferry

Visitors to Galveston Island—especially those who wish to make their way to the Bolivar Peninsula—will be thrilled at the prospect of riding on the Galveston Ferry.

The Galveston Ferry is actually a collection of vessels operated by the Highway Department as a part of State Highway 87, which includes Broadway Avenue in Galveston and continues on Bolivar Peninsula.

The ferry is designed for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic and runs as often as necessary, depending on traffic. During the peak business hours of the summer the ferry can employ as many as five vessels, ensuring a shorter wait for passengers.

The ferry ride is one of the most beautiful parts of a trip to Galveston, offering expanded views of Galveston Bay, Seawolf State Park, and the Bolivar lighthouse. Many passengers are blessed with the sight of a dolphin escort, sometimes numbering as high thirty or more individual dolphins. There’s no better way to spend a beautiful day in Galveston!

Once on Bolivar Peninsula, you’ll have access to beaches of more seclusion, quieter and more laid-back. There are also available many miles of marshland, which provide perfect surroundings for Galveston birding and Galveston fishing.

The Galveston Ferry is free and runs twenty-four hours a day, so you’ll have no problem including this in your itinerary.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ryson Vacation Rentals and we’ll help in whatever way we can. We have many years’ experience helping our customers have a wonderful time on Galveston Island, and we want to do the same for you!