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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The pier is crowded - lots of people fishing. It is always fun to fish - just wish if was better. Good view of the beach area

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Cape Coral FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A Louisiana shrimp boil appetizer is a full meal, the tuna sandwich was gorgeous, and their rootbeer bread pudding is very decadent.......

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Arlington, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We took a quick walk through the pier. Since we weren't fishing, we couldn't access most of it, but it is a nice little shop.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I brought my 13 yr old son from MN last week, had never fished in saltwater. James recommended what equipment to get, what bait to use. Then he told us to meet him before his shift the next night so he could get my son all set up. He helped put the pole together, taught how to bait the hooks,... More 

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Joshua, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

$10 to get in for adult. $6 for kids. $8 pole rental, $20 deposit per pole. $1.50 for a towel $4.50 pair of gloves. Bait and a small knife to cut bait. 2 adults 4 kids and we fished for about 2 hours $80 dollars....a true Texas rip off. The old gentleman taking the money was just crass I guess.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was a Great, easy getaway for me and my 6 year old son. I'm not an avid fisherman, and I don't have salt water gear. So the 61st street pier was perfect for me. They have rods already rigged and cheap bait. You have to bring your fishing license but they have the rest there. You can also bring... More 

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Rochester, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

So disappointed that they charge you $2 just to walk to the end of the pier. Save yourself a walk and go further down the beach and walk to the end of the free "boulder" walkways.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were right across the street and the kids just had to go in the water. It was nice to pick up a sand bucket for not a lot of money!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The people using it were all enjoying it together. Everyhone seemed to "play well together". If we return for a longer stay I could see staying for maybe a day or at least half a day there.

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