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Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier

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Address: 6101 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: +1 409-744-8365
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Description: We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold...
We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold drinks, sno cones, wine, cold beer, margaritas, snacks, pizza, hot dogs, gifts, and lots of fun. In addition to having a pier for fishing, we also have an observation deck for those who dont want to fish, but want to sit above the water and enjoy the cool breeze of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Awesome View from the Top

Even if you don't fish you can enjoy the view and watch the fisherman on the lower level over a glass of wine...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Carrollton, Texas
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Carrollton, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't fish you can enjoy the view and watch the fisherman on the lower level over a glass of wine...

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Waco, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice and peaceful , nice for couples,good for cup of coffee and to watch the sunrise and nice to see the sunset in the evening. was fun to sit and have a few beers and watch the locals catch the fish and if your lucky you can watch someone catch a pretty good sized shark like we did one night... More 

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Temple, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fun fishing pier. The kids could take off and buy a snack while we fished. They had a chart to show the most common types of fish. They also have a great observation area. But be aware that this pier charges, even to observe. Also, best time to fish is early.

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Wesley Myers
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Staff was vey rude to my wife and kids. All my son wanted to do while in Galveston is fish. Not a place for families. Avoid this fishing pier.

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Idabel, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

mostly visitors, but some locals too. they were helpful, equipment available to rent. kids had fun, even caught a shark. we went at 2 am at high tide. kids thought that was way cool to fish after dark.

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Rockwall, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Love this Pier!!! :) We had a great time here!!! The atmosphere is fun and watching the catch come in was even more fun! They have everything you need there as well.

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ANNA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I love the ocean, so had to go out on the pier. It's nice to be able to go out and look off the pier.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The gentleman running the place was a hoot. We walked out and watched people fish. Little pricey but was fun

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La Marque, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I love fishing at 61st Street Fishing Pier. I generally go in the late evening and James is on shift then. He is awesome, he will give you the best tips on how to catch what is biting, and he is always kind and polite. I highly recommend going to this pier and visiting with James for the best experience... More 

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice little pier to take pictures from. We don't fish we just wanted to walk pier. The little old guy inside reminds me of the little old guy who is in the 80s movie summer rental with john candy. (Not skully on the barnacle the other guy). there is a charge of $2.00 and they ask you to buy something... More 

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