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“2 visits, 2 disappointments.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Galveston Fishing Pier

Galveston Fishing Pier
9001 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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Ranked #45 of 88 things to do in Galveston
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Houston, Texas
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“2 visits, 2 disappointments.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I have been here twice. The first time the staff was not friendly, charged me rung and then didn't know how to reimburse me, I waited for 20 min before they finally came back to fix the problem and were not helpful at all. I decided to go back a second time in hopes of a better experinec. Unfortunately it was worse then the first. The staff was very unpleasant and I didn't even bother going on the pier I won't be back.

Visited March 2014
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Houston
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“VERY Nice Place For Pier Fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife and I have visited this pier a number of times over the last two years. The restrooms are clean, the personnel friendly and the price is reasonable. The fishing has varied from very good to poor as you would expect. The restaurant on the second floor is very good with reasonable prices and a good selection of draft beers. It is a family friendly place and we have always had polite and friendly, non vulgarity nearby people.

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Great place to hang out and fish.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My dad recommended this place and it was a good find. We got there in the late evening on a Saturday night and had no problem finding a spot to set up for 7 people. It does get packed, but not crowded. People come and go at all hours so you'll always have a spot. Very safe for young kids. Parking was free after 6pm which is nice. There is a putt putt/batting cages place right across the street if your young ones get bored. The place has a little store inside and a restaurant on top. Very clean inside and has private bathrooms too. The employee was very friendly. There is a charge to get in $6/kids, $8/senior & $12/adults. You can take your own chairs, ice chests, food, drinks, bait, etc. The place has a FB page that posts pictures, weather updates, what people are catching which is great. Plenty of hotels close by. Don't try to keep anything illegal cause the "fish police" came on the pier with their ruler to check what people caught. Love it and will be back!!

Visited August 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
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“Lots of fun! You never know what you'll catch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent several hours fishing on the Pier and it was a lot of fun. We were there in the late afternoon to early evening and we caught many different things from the water while we were there. It was interesting to see and research what was caught by us and other fishermen.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Dolphins, pelicans & Gulls up close”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great place to see the brown and white pelicans and laughing gulls up close. Lovely to also see the fishing & shrimp boats. We also saw many dolphins not far from the pier.

Visited March 2013
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