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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 street pier galveston texas

very nice,we were there in november so a bit chilly but the boys loved it.highly recommend,take your kids our just your spouse in summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Vidor, Texas
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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

very nice,we were there in november so a bit chilly but the boys loved it.highly recommend,take your kids our just your spouse in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I'm not sure most of these reviews are about the fishing pier, but this one is. We went out for the first time and enjoyed watching others catch fish. We didn't catch a thing, but still found it relaxing. You can rent all the tackle and buy the bait there, but they don't sell fishing licenses which seems a little... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If casting a rod and reeling in a quick catch sounds like fun, then consider a visit to Galveston’s 61st Street Fishing Pier. Conveniently located close to hotels and restaurants, it’s a good place to fish and take in some great views of the Gulf of Mexico. I visited Galveston 61st Street Fishing Pier while in Galveston for the weekend.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Even if you are not a fisherman(woman)(person), the 61st St Fishing Pier is a nice refreshment stop while strolling along the impressive Seawall Blvd in Galveston. Snacks, trinkets, and viewing of the sea from a rooftop vantage point.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's a great way to get out on the water a bit, but it tends to concentrate the folks a bit. The shops are pretty redundant, if you've seen one you've been to them all...that said, it's an amusing way to kill a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We walked around at the pier and felt like we were in an old movie almost with the older fishing boats and buildings. The Pelicans down there are everywhere and huge! Great old buildings everywhere. Awesome restaurants everywhere. We spent most of our time at the beach and need to go back to the pier and spend a day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great romantic place to grab a drink and look about at the beautiful beach, lights of the Seawall and Gulf

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The piers were amazing, the quaint shops to visit and the lovely "hum" of visitors was wonderful. A fun and pleasant atmosphere with a beautiful view of the beaches.We also visited the tour ship coming in! So much fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Stephanie was extremely helpful. She helped my friend and I and showed us the ropes..and we needed it. We ended up catching a lot of fish. Thanks for the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a great place to chill and watch the fishermen as they work to catch something to speak about. You can watch them reel in their catch and share in the excitement without all the work. If you are an avid fisherman it is probably a very convenient spot to fish and those we observed seemed to habve a... More 

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