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Merry Pier

Open Now: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Small Pier, Good Fishing

Easy to get to, don't let construction get in the way. The Merry Pier has bait and tackle rental... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Ocala, Florida

Merry Pier is a place you can visit anytime morning or evening and not be disappointed. Benches up... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Barb M
Mesa, Arizona
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Historic fishing pier with bait and tackle shop, fishing charters, island excursion charters and fresh seafood for sale. Bike and rod rentals.
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801 Pass a Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4259
+1 727-360-1400
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Easy to get to, don't let construction get in the way. The Merry Pier has bait and tackle rental. Good if you don't have a lot of time or have a small child with a litter attention span. On a Tuesday morning in mid -November...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Merry Pier is a place you can visit anytime morning or evening and not be disappointed. Benches up & down the paved walkway makes it a relaxing place to sit & enjoy the waterway with a view of the gorgeous houses across the way plus...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Barb M
MerryPier1, Owner at Merry Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you Barb.

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Small little place with great deals. Bought two hats there great price also bought fresh fish, great prices in fresh fish. Great costumer service.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank pbatista1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This old pier is a landmark from the early 1900's. With docks for fueling or fishing, catching bait, or buying tackle and either frozen or live bait. this place has it all. Charter boats run out of here. A sight seeing cruise to Shell Key...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 941CATFISH
MerryPier1, Owner at Merry Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed 24 August 2018

We did a boat ride from Merry Pier to Shell Key. We had a lot of fun. Staff was experienced, friendly and everyone enjoyed snorkeling gear and shell bags. We found tons of sand dollars in the shallow water.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LDUK97
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We took a 1/2 day fishing trip and Randy and his crew couldn't have been more energetic or nicer. Although we could easily have gone out of John's Pass where we are staying, we chose this because it was a better deal and we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kristin Y
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Neat little place on intracoastal to try and catch some fish. Bait, snacks and bathrooms available. We did catch and release some small snapper and sheepshead. Bring sunscreen and your credit card. The Merry Pier is very reasonably priced. The credit card is for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank poppo4daboys
MerryPier1, Owner at Merry Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you. Hope we see you again sometime.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We had the best time on the sunset cruise. We learned lots of history. We saw dolphins and many birds. The sunset was gorgeous. We will do this again for sure!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rayraybeth
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

What an awesome way to spend an afternoon!!! Staff are friendly, funny, and very informative. The women gave us a lesson on how shells were made on our way over to the island. So glad we did this.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 477staceyk
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We recently came to Merry Pier to take the boat shuttle to shell island. What we found was a lovely little shop, an enthusiastic tour guide and a great ( and reasonable) ride to shell island. I might even go back just to see what...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Berniejank
MerryPier1, Owner at Merry Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for the nice review!

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Casey F
2 April 2015|
Response from MerryPier1 | Property representative |
Please direct your questions to the Trip Advisor page for the Miss Pass-A-Grille Deep Sea Fishing boat. They dock at Merry Pier but it would be best to have them answer any questions about their fishing trips. Thank you.