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Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier

Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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A little pricey but good for fishing

We went to the pier at night. It is a small bait shop and you can rent poles. It was a little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Purcell, Oklahoma

It had a very beautiful view and so peaceful. The prices weren't bad at all to go on the deck. My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Garden City, Kansas
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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...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6101 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-744-8365
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the pier at night. It is a small bait shop and you can rent poles. It was a little pricey but a place to fish.

Thank mikecagle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had a very beautiful view and so peaceful. The prices weren't bad at all to go on the deck. My kids loved it

1  Thank carmona55
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My friend Sunshine and I had such a blast fishing off this pier. Matt who works there was extremely helpful with fixing my reel, suggested the best bait to use for catching particular fish, and also informed us about the nearby beaches you can camp...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We fished late afternoon into evening. A nice breeze the whole time. Didn't catch much but it was fun. We rented our rods which was easy.

Thank PattiHand
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Love going and watching the sunsets. Nice place. Responsible prices. The woman we talked to was so nice and helpful.

Thank kimwG4953SF
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Thanks Matt & Jacob for a great experience!!! Our son caught a blacktip shark!!!! We will be back again!!!

Thank speery22
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

My sons and I went to fish off the 61st Street Pier. I put the $20 deposit down for each rod. One rod was very hard to reel in. At the end of the hour, the reel detached from the rod thanks to weak plastic....More

Thank kdmilek97
FisherFriends, Owner at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Next time you come out, if your reel isn't functioning properly, bring it back to us and we will gladly switch it out for a new setup. Our goal is for you to have a pleasant experience, but we cannot let our equipment get broken...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time this past weekend fishing here. Spent hours fishing and talking. Michael was a lot of help and very friendly. Ill definitely be back.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Was my first time fishing in salt water! Was freakin awesome! Michael was so much help he made it easy. Didn’t make me feel stupid for all the questions either😂😂 great time can’t wait to do it again

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Had lots of fun. Thanks for your services 61pier and thank you Jacob for a great time. Great view and nice people.

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Wyndi V
August 4, 2018|
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Response from kdmilek97 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My parents were with my sons and I. They did not fish, but still had to pay to get on the pier.
Jeff S
July 5, 2018|
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Response from MrsWildman | Reviewed this property |
You clean your own, but you can do it on the pier!!