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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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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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Immediately across from the hotel. Very accessible and great views.

Was very pleased with the view and accessibility of the pier. Had not gone out onto it before my visit. Will definitely see it again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Paula C
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Galveston, Texas

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Galveston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was very pleased with the view and accessibility of the pier. Had not gone out onto it before my visit. Will definitely see it again.

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Thank Paula C
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is such a fun place. Whether you're looking for shelling, people watching, playing with your pooch. This has it all, and you'll never be bored.... Mardi Gras in town is super. Get here early. Not exactly kid friendly, as I've never been to one that was.

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Thank Valerie C
Humble, Texas
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171 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

One of the great things is the location and parking. There are numerous great places to eat in easy walking distance plus several attractions like the Tall Ship Elisa and the Pier 21 Theatre that features "The Great Storm"

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Thank BBtraveler19806
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The view from the end of the pier at sunset is amazing! There was not too many people there when we were there so it was nice. We did not fish just went to enjoy the scenery.

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Thank 1LB2015
Spring, Texas
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108 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I'm not a fisherman, but the grandkids wanted to try it, so off we went. The folks in the store were very helpful in getting the kids ready for the adventure, and when we got out on the pier I was really surprised to find all the anglers ready to help them get the bait in the water. Fortunately, we... More 

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Thank eloucks
Hays, Kansas
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

The fishing was slow but the beer was cold! We caught more fish than anyone else on the pier that night it seemed but they were all really small but we still had a good time. The fishing wasnt cheap by any means but it was in line for a tourist destination, more or less. Overall we would do it... More 

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Thank HighSpeedLowDrag
Norman, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

It would have cost almost $40 just for the for of us to walk out on the pier and then another $20 to rent equipment to fish. If you are there to fish all day that would be ok but pricey to just drop a line in the water for the experience for the kids. This place is for actual... More 

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

I'm sorry that you found our pier expensive, but, if you break the costs down, it is relatively inexpensive for making memories with your kids. $36 for 3 adult admissions and one child and $16 for two rod rentals = $52 Which would be $13 per person. If you stay for only 2 hours that's only $6.50 an hour for... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My kids and I were able to watch visitors fish and catch sharks and huge fish. Then look down from above as they cleaned them! Really cool! There is a board inside that shows how many and what types of fish are being caught. Lots of different kinds of shark~

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Thank ehalldunn
Lufkin, Texas
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145 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We love Galveston and the 61st street pier is a must see for people who are coming to Galveston for the first time. The views are gorgeous and everyone is so friendly!

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Thank Kelly K
Laredo, Texas
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

It is a great place to go fishing or just to look at the beautiful scenery, All you have to do is buy a soda or something, and you welcome on the pier.

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