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“Tremendous - not "just a fishing pier"”

Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier
Ranked #16 of 106 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is more than a fishing pier. It's a venue with food, drinks, supplies, great views, and a chance to catch some great fish as well

Thank Warren C
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

My son and I had a great day at the pier. The people there were very friendly and made sure that we had what we needed. The other people fishing that day were all very nice and helpful giving us good tips to try. Unfortunately we didn't catch anything that we could keep, but we had a great time any way and I will go back for sure.

Thank Debbie J
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We arrived empty handed and we were all fishing in no time, they've got rods and bait and even crab nets for the little ones to play with crabs. Super friendly and patient staff as well. We will definitely be back next time we visit the island.

Thank mturpin
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Really fun time here on several occasions. It's a great spot for family, friends, or couples an is always a blast. Prices are great and staff is really funny and helpful.Really cool t-shirts too! We start all of our Galveston trips from Houston with an afternoon at the pier, then its a short walk to a multitude of restaurants, and other destinations. always worth the trip!

Thank mario b
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Came just to look but you need a $10 wristband to go on the main deck and $2 to just go upstairs to look. If you are here to fish I suppose it's fine. Will try another pier just to look.

Thank av8nautiger
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Austin K, Owner at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

We require a purchase to go upstairs to prevent the whole beach from coming in for free and using our restrooms and making a mess for our paying customers. The $10 is for people who want to fish, we are comparably priced with any other pier in the vicinity. The view from the upper deck is very nice, I hope you check it out next time you are out our way.

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