THE GALVESTON-BOLIVAR FERRY - FREE RIDE (Opened in 1930)
Approaching the Bolivar Peninsula from Galveston Island,
the visitor will be delighted to find the bay crossing
will be accomplished by driving onto a free highway
department ferry boat.
Dolphins often accompany the 588 ton ferries on their
three mile crossing. Often ocean-going ships may be seen
on their way to or from the wharfs at Galveston, Texas
City or Houston.
Looking toward the left, the passenger will see a large
concrete structure sticking out of the water which is
the remains of a concrete ship, the Selma.
She was built as an experimental vessel during World War
I. The ship sank in 1922.
Passengers may enjoy feeding the sea gulls from the back
of the boat and the view from the observation deck is
This thirteen minute mini cruise always provides a
thrill for children and a pleasant experience for
adults. Bring your camera.