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Merry Pier

801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Saint Pete Beach, FL
727.360.1400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Description: Historic fishing pier with bait and tackle shop, fishing charters, island excursion charters and fresh seafood for sale. Bike and rod rentals.
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English first
St Petersburg, Fl
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Renewed several years back, Merry Pier offers a great place to catch the ferry, spend a few minutes after dinner on Pass-a-Grill or start the Christmas lights tour.

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210 reviews 210 reviews
39 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We rented some poles for the kids And got baits We stayed 3 hours too hot to stay more Kids enjoyed it the staff was helpful And loaded with patience It was a good experience for every body

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Barcelona, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great time at Merry pier, watching the fisherman preparing the fish that they had just grabbed. From there we took the excursion to Shell Key and had a great time. During the trip they give us advice on how to treat nature around and explain the Dolphin Conservation Programmes.

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Longview, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We rented 3 poles and went fishing. They have a 24 hour license there just for their pier that's only about $3 and 4 hour rental for $15 that includes 6 shrimp/rental. Lots of little fish around that are pretty easy to catch. Kids had a blast.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The pier is in Pass-a-Grille, Florida which is an area of St. Pete Beach. There are many mom and pop restaurants both on the ocean side and intracoastal. It is a very small strip of land so it's literally steps from the beach to the intracoastal where this pier is located. The small shop sells some souvenier items as well... More

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TX
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stopped in to rent fishing poles. We know nothing about fishing and needed some guidance. Man working provided no guidance, got more help from the other people fishing on the pier. Rented two poles and got a bag of shrimp. The pier had no railings. Not kid friendly. The kids wanted to look over to see the line in the... More

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Shuttle54, Owner at Merry Pier, responded to this review

Sorry you did not feel the staff was helpful. We always take time to explain how best to fish off of the pier when people are not experienced, especially if they tell us they need some guidance. The fee we charged you was just to offset some of our equipment cost, all of which was lost when the reel broke.... More

Sturkie, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very friendly staff, lots of places for adventures like Miss pass a grille deep sea fishing (excellent fishing at a great price) shell key shuttle too. store for drinks and batteries, shirts etc.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Awesome fish spread and catch of the day fish.. Reasonable prices. Will come back for more................ :)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Convenient bait store if you want to drop a line and try fishing on your own. However, no fresh bait just frozen.

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Shuttle54, Owner at Merry Pier, responded to this review

We do have live shrimp every day. Not sure why you thought we only sold frozen bait unless you came on a day when we sold out of live shrimp which sometimes happens late in the afternoon. In the summer months it is more difficult to keep the shrimp alive in the warm water so we don't order more than... More

WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Caught several small fish from the dock and had a great time fishing here. Later we learned that you should not jerk on the pole when the fish is on. Had we known that we would have caught more fish. Great way to spend a few hours if you like fishing and fishing supplies are right there at the store.... More

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