Bolivar Ferry

Twenty miles from East Park Village to Bolivar Ferry

Of all the things there are to do in Galveston riding the ferry between the east end of Galveston Island and Port Bolivar is a favorite among visitors. The Galveston Port Bolivar Ferry is part of State Highway 87, where it crosses the Bolivar Roads Channel, the entrance to one of the busiest ports in the country, the Port of Houston. Each vessel can can carry up to 70 vehicles and 500 passengers.

. Beautiful sunset, balmy breezes, circling gulls, perfect photography opportunities, comfortable seating on a top deck, an escort of dolphins off the bow---and all for free. Where else but on the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry. There is no charge to ride the Bolivar Ferry. You can also visit Port Bolivar and enjoy some local color. A good seafood dinner at "Shirley's" will fill you up and entertain you with a collage of interesting people from tourist, weekend fishermen, to full time seadogs.



  1. Head east on Avenue D toward Woodland St
  2. Turn right at Cedar Ln
  3. Take the 1st right onto E Freeway Service Rd
  4. Take the ramp on the left onto I-10 W
  5. Take exit 781A to merge onto East Sam Houston Pkwy N/Sam Houston Tollway S/Texas 8 Beltway S toward Sam Houston Pkwy Continue to follow Sam Houston Tollway S
    Partial toll road
  6. Take the exit onto I-45 S toward Galveston
  7. Continue onto TX-87 N
  8. Slight left at 2nd St
  9. Continue onto Ferry Rd
  10. Take the Port Bolivar - Galveston ferry to Bolivar Peninsula
  11. Continue straight onto TX-87 S
  12. Galveston - Bolivar Ferry TX

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