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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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Enjoy it every time we go there! Some staff are friendly and helpful.

Enjoyed our fishing and crabbing at the pier. Paula and James are knowledgable and friendly, smiling like they are happy to see you. James was great. Eager to share knowledge and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Hale Center, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

School field trip brought us to Galveston. Girls enjoyed the run and walk around of the fishing pier. Nice place for nick nacks.

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Longview, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a ok night fishing with the kids there were people blocking the walkway fishing going into pier drinking and smoking and wouldn't make room to walk by. pier was severly over crowded with ppl casting over your line even throwing out directly in front of you was a challenge. Staff was nice but kinda pricy for fishing elbow to... More 

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Hale Center, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our fishing and crabbing at the pier. Paula and James are knowledgable and friendly, smiling like they are happy to see you. James was great. Eager to share knowledge and help wih tips. He was a joy to visit with......(Year after year) look forward to going back again for another visit! :) thanks!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It was nice to go out on pier and look back at beach. I didn't like that you have to pay to walk out there unless you buy something in the shop. It's stinky and fish blood everywhere. But it was fun to people watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved going to this pier James was just wonderful I was impressed with the courtesy he showed and he was great with kids helping them learn to fish I will go there again with my grandkids

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This pier is very nice. They usually play music which helps you forget how hot it is in summer. The fishing is a hit or miss as it always is. If you get your picture taken with your catch they will put it on their Facebook page. They also serve food (not the greatest) and drinks. Beer is for sale... More 

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La Marque, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love going to 61st street Fishing Pier. I usually go in the evening during the summertime because it's cooler. James is always there with a smile and advice on what to use depending on what type of fish are biting. He's always very polite and helpful. I have seen him when people come in with kids and if the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's a nice pier but I don't like that you have to pay $4 just to go out and walk on it. The shop was cool

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The place has great fishing and crabbing. The pier stinks like dead fish bad, so go prepared. We caught lots of sharks, crabs and fish. Would go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was a nice place to see all the excitement of fishing and boats. I will continue to bring my family here to experience outdoor activities.

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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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