Take your RV on the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry

Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry


The Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry takes travelers on SH 87 between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. The service is free, and it was easy even with our 37ft travel trailer!

At any given time, one vessel is in operation 24 hours a day.  Additional vessels are added when needed, during peak hours and holidays.

This was a unique experience for us.  I didn’t think I would be very comfortable taking our “home” on water, but the ferry staff loaded us on in an orderly fashion without issues.  You can see in the video when we’re offloading, the cars come off, so there is really no chance (aside from human error) for us to side-swipe someone.

If you have the chance to do this with your RV, I say go for it.  Save time on your drive and let someone else clock the miles for you!

Vehicles should not exceed 80,000 pounds and have a maximum length of 65 feet, a maximum height of 13.5 feet, and a maximum width of 8.5 feet.

To view current ferry wait times and live cameras, visit the Houston Transtar website. To receive updates and the latest news regarding the ferry, follow Galveston Ferry on Twitter.


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We are a full-time RV family who said “a hui hou” to our beloved Oahu home to travel the mainland USA to see all the National Parks.

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