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Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier

Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Great place

Love this place. Mike was a great help. Cant wait to go back and catch the big one.. people are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Dawn Fishing

I took my daughter fishing at the crack of dawn. The tide was high and we used the poles that were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matt L
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  • Average8%
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Mike was a great help. Cant wait to go back and catch the big one.. people are missing out.

1  Thank Voyager194848
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter fishing at the crack of dawn. The tide was high and we used the poles that were rented from the pier. They recommended the best bait to use. This was our very first daddy/daughter fishing trip. The poles and the bait...More

1  Thank Matt L
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We went there today with my family! Husband and my daughter 3years old. When we went to pay the bill we told him she is three so he said don’t worry I haven’t charged normally kids are $6/-. When he printed the receipt we noticed...More

3  Thank FNA009
Austin K, Owner at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello I am very sorry to hear about your experience. Im not sure how this happened, but we would like to make things right. Can you please call the pier and give them your email or phone number so I can contact you directly? The...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We went here on a Sat in October. It was 87 degrees, moderate waves, partly cloudy. Sales Counter person was NOT very nice or helpful when we asked questions, and refused to let me switch an unopened package of leaders that he had sold me...More

1  Thank dkennedy1949
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We love fishing from the 61st Street Pier. It's a bit of a walk, so if you're going with a lot of gear be sure to get a rolling cart. The pier can get crowded, so come early. There is music on outdoor speakers in...More

1  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great place to just relax and fish, morning or evening! Good clean family fun. You don't always catch but at least the thrill of what might be is there.

1  Thank watsonwood
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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.

1  Thank MIKE C
Reviewed August 27, 2018 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

2  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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2  Thank Emmcadee
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.

1  Thank PattiHand
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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!!