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Galveston Ferry Webcam

Galveston Ferry Webcam

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Galveston Ferry webcam locations

Did you know? You can view the Galveston Ferry webcam right at the landing where cars drive on and off the ferry boat.

The Galveston-Bolivar Ferry

One of the most popular questions about the ferry is the wait time, the time it takes from entering the line of cars going toward the ferry landing until you actual board the ferry. When the ferry is active, it can take more than an hour in the line of ferry traffic.

Galveston webcams are located all over the island and hosted mostly by our local tourism folks. But the ferry video cameras are run by TxDOT, similar to Houston Transtar cameras seen throughout the city and gulf areas.

During the summer, the line can fill Ferry Road all the way up to other edge of the island. That’s a long wait. It can take even longer when there are events or holidays in the mix.

So what’s the best way to determine when you should get to the ferry, and how long it will take before you are onboard?

Ferry Landing Live View

Galveston Ferry Webcam looking South at traffic in the waiting line.

Houston-Transtar has made it a bit easier by placing a series of cameras along the route on Ferry Rd. From the ferry landing all the way back to Harborside Drive, which is a total of a mile or so. It’s not uncommon to be backed up that far on the busiest of days.

galveston ferry webcam tarpon ave

The live video camera from the intersection of Ferry Rd and Tarpon Avenue, half mile from the ferry.

Galveston Ferry Webcam at Tarpon Avenue

The webcam at Tarpon Ave is facing southward. This view is about a half mile from the main ferry video camera. If no traffic is seen on this webcam, you are in luck. Hurry and get to the ferry and get in line!

Ferry Webcam at Dolphin Ave

At Ferry Rd and Dolphin Ave, about 1/2 mile from the ferry landing.

Galveston Ferry Webcam at Dolphin Avenue

The webcam at Tarpon Ave is facing southward. This view is about a half mile from the main ferry video camera. If no traffic is seen on this webcam, you are in luck. Hurry and get to the ferry and get in line!

Galveston Ferry Webcam at Harborside

Galveston Ferry Webcam at Harborside and Ferry Rd. If this view is full, a long wait is ahead.

Galveston Ferry Webcam at Dolphin Avenue

The webcam at Tarpon Ave is facing southward. This view is about a half mile from the main ferry video camera. If no traffic is seen on this webcam, you are in luck. Hurry and get to the ferry and get in line!

The Galveston Bolivar Ferry runs throughout the day. On the busiest days they run 3 boats simultaneously but the usual crew is two boats with a departure from each landing around every 30 minutes. At night, one ferry runs every hour or so.

You can also take a look at the waiting time that the ferry reports by visiting their Twitter feed. They are good about keeping it updated, especially during the busiest of times.

If you do find yourself stuck in traffic for a while, you could always watch a live webcam and see what’s going on in other parts of the island as you wait for the ferry.

Did you know you can watch a live video feed on the Port of Galveston cruise webcam? It’s fun to watch when the crews are changing out or replenishing a ship for the next sailing.

Hopefully your wait for the ferry won’t be too long, just be sure to take a look a the ferry webcams before you venture out for the day!