Galveston Offshore

(73) In demand!

Galveston Offshore offers jetty trips, nearshore Shark and Tarpon trips, and the amazing 30 to 60-mile Snapper trips. Operated by Captain Shannon LaBauve this charter is fun and educational, and most of all productive! Captain Shannon has been guiding for over 23 years out of the Galveston Yacht Basin, and catching tournament winning fish!

Fishing is done out of the 31’ Ocean Master center console named Half Time. This mint green beauty is fast and reliable being powered by new (2018) twin 300 HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. Onboard, there is a GPS and a fishfinder which aid you in search of the deep water fish, a set of outriggers for trolling, a live well for the bait, and all the safety equipment you might need, including a state-of-the-art EPIRB system and a life raft for 8 people.

The fish in Galveston are big and bountiful. You can fish the jetty for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sharks. Or you can go after the all-around favorite Red Snapper, which Captain Shannon kindly gives a 101 on in one of his videos.Then, there are Ling and King Mackerel on the offshore trips that take you out some 25 to 40 miles offshore. Alternatively, you can run even further as far as 60 miles and target Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, and Amberjack.

Galveston Offshore will provide Shimano reels, heavy tackle rods, and live bait. All you really have to think is a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp. For your convenience, you can also bring food and drinks, a hat, polarized sunglasses and a camera.

Shannon is a hands-on captain who likes everyone to catch fish and to have a great time. He will guide every single person in your party on how to catch fish and provide as much assistance you need. Once the trip is over, he cleans and fillets the catch so you can take it home for a great meal!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Blue Water 60-100 miles
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,350
    up to 6 persons
    We will be fishing for Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Dorado, Ling, Snapper when in season, Amberjack, big Kingfish, and other species.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore 30-60 M
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $1,450
    up to 6 persons
    You will go out in search of Red Snapper, Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore 25-40 M
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    After Red Snapper season ends you will be offered 25-40 mile Kingfish and Ling trips. You will also target Sharks and Mahi Mahi. On these Kingfish trips, you are likely to land 30-50 lbs "smoker kingfish" and even tournament winning fish. 6 people max private trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The Hottest Action Trip that on offer. Target Blacktip Sharks, Tarpon, Kingfish, and Ling on these nearshore Trips. You will usually fish 5-8 miles off the Galveston Beachfront. After shrimp season starts July 15th the action is on. You can catch anywhere from 5-40 sharks per trip with many customers bowing down and worn ou. Other species include Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, Bull Redfish, Spinner Sharks, and Hammerhead Sharks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip goes after the afternoon bite of Blacktip Sharks, Tarpon, Kingfish, and Ling on these nearshore Trips. You will usually fish 5-8 miles off the Galveston Beachfront. After shrimp season starts July 15th the action is on. You can catch anywhere from 5-40 sharks per trip with many customers bowing down and worn ou. Other species include Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, Bull Redfish, Spinner Sharks, and Hammerhead Sharks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM)
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $445
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will fish for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Bull Reds, Black Drum, and Sharks on these Jetty Trips.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $445
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this afternoon trip, you will fish for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Bull Reds, Black Drum, and Sharks on these Jetty Trips.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Scamp)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Ocean Master (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Shannon LaBauve
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since July 2017
73
I was born in Lake Charles La from a fishing family. Many of my relatives are professional fishermen and guides. I have been guiding with a Captain's license for over 23 years. I am the owner and operator of the sea foam green boat you see in the ad.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
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A wonderful Blast with Captain Shannon
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Jim C.
Humble, TX
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Hook and reel!

VERIFIED   August 24, 2018
Captain Shannon provided a great experience during a day on the Gulf.  After heading out about 7 miles offshore, Captain...
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Cylinda Y.
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A wonderful Blast with Captain Shannon

VERIFIED   NEW  March 30, 2019
We had a wonderful time with Cpt Shannon….. Very well pleased on our trip. He’s very down to earth, a guy who you...
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Carey P.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Half day trip with capt. Shannon

VERIFIED   NEW  March 23, 2019
I would recommend a trip with capt. Shannon. My 3 sons and I had an enjoyable day and he put us on plenty of fish! ...
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Houston, TX
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Half day trip with capt shannon

VERIFIED   NEW  April 13, 2019
had a great time caught the biggest fish i had ever caught! captn was knowledgeable and friendly! highly reccommend!!
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Ashley M.
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Half Day of near shore fishinf

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
My husband and I had an amazing time! We got to see so much out on the water and learn so much from our captain. Catching sharks...
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