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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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61st St. Pier

Being so close to the ocean, we go every year and I'm not bored yet, the sites, the smells, music, suntan lotion, eating fish, what's better?

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Tyler, Texas

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Being so close to the ocean, we go every year and I'm not bored yet, the sites, the smells, music, suntan lotion, eating fish, what's better?

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The Woodlands, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

once you enter the 'gift shop' you have to buy a drink or snack in order to access the observation deck - $2.00 minimum. looks like it could be a fun place to go if you want to rent fishing poles. the shop itself is small and crowded.

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FisherFriends, Owner at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Im sorry that you found our little pier disappointing, we ask that people wanting to go to the viewing deck make a purchase in the store to prevent the whole beach from coming in and out all day, using the restroom, and making a big sandy mess. Our paying customers deserve a clean space and a clean restroom. I hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My family had so much fun fishing here! Corina and Tito work there and they are so kind and friendly. They help you in any way they can to make sure you are able to catch some fish and we caught a lot!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It's well lit, stays open 24 hrs, and has clean restrooms - the fish are fussy but well worth the time.

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Rowlett, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The fishing was great, we got a lot of fish and a couple of little sharks. We went out on two separate night. The first night the guy that checked us in was super friendly and gave us great tips. The second night the guy was not friendly at all but maybe he was having an off night as it... More 

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Essex England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this pier. Plenty of things to buy in the shop. Great to watch the fishermen. Worth the visit

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have been coming to this pier since I moving to Texas over 7 years ago and they rebuilt beautifully after being wiped out by Hurricane Ike. The staff have always been friendly and the fellow fishermen on the pier have been helpful if you forget to bring something. The staff walk around the pier often to ensure all patrons... More 

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is a fun place to walk out and explore even if you aren't into fishing. The sound of the waves and the cool breeze add to the enjoyment.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you want to fish off the pier, you might want to bring your own pole. Prices are subject to change. $90 for 2 people for a couple of hours.

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FisherFriends, Owner at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, responded to this review

Im glad that you liked our pier, I dont know what to say about the prices that you have listed. There is no way that it would cost $90 for two people to fish even if you counted the deposit for your fishing pole rental, which you would get back as long as the rod isnt broken. Im not sure... More 

Fordland, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Came here along time ago and was one of the best time I have ever had. Fishing with my dad was a highlight of the trip.

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Address: Address: 6101 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: +1 409-744-8365
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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