Sea Wolf Park, Galveston

Sea Wolf Park is located on Galveston’s Pelican Island and, according to my husband, offers one of the island’s most popular fishing piers especially during the spring and fall flounder runs (April, November). There do seem to be a lot of pelicans (always a plus for this mom) on Pelican Island, with brave birds attempting to steal fishermen’s bait right out of their buckets.

This park features the remains of the WWI tanker S.S. Selma, the largest concrete ship constructed, WWII submarine the USS Cavalla; and a destroyer escort, the USS Stewart. Though I don’t care much for old or new military things–I’m more of a Yellow Submarine person–dad and kids can run around and climb on the submarines. On this day my au son and I enjoyed the fearless birds and seeing what the birds and fishermen were catching.

There is also an unusual, excellent newish playground at Sea Wolf Park, with intricate and complex climbing structures, and grills available for cooking your catch right on the spot. Options available for parents who want to fish while their kids play close by, and last time we were there we saw a pod of dolphins playing in the water close to shore. I’d give this place 5 stars if only it had a snack bar!

There is also a fishing pier which allows for bottom fishing, which is easier for kids than casting out. I never caught anything off the pier but I have seen more experienced anglers catching decent fish.


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