Galveston Offshore

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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. No Fuel Surcharges added. 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 hour 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. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    Offshore 30-60 mile trip
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hour 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. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore 25-40 M
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour 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. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    Offshore 25-55 mile trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    6-8 hr Offshore trip for Red Snapper, King, Ling, Dolphin etc. Red Snapper 2019 season June thru Aug 1. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour 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. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour 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. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM)
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $395
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    You will fish for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Bull Reds, Black Drum, and Sharks on these Jetty Trips. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (PM)
    Just booked!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $395
    up to 1 person
    + $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. No Fuel Surcharges added.
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About the Captain

Shannon LaBauve
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Reports
ID & License verified
113 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2017
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.

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
Deep Sea 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
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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4.96
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Allan G.
LAKE TAPWINGO, MO
 5.00
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Full Day Offshore Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  August 7, 2019
Another great day of fishing with Captain Shannon.  Everyone in our party caught several nice sized King Mackerels. ...
Allan G. recommends Galveston Offshore
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Allan G.
LAKE TAPWINGO, MO
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Shannon

VERIFIED   NEW  August 6, 2019
A great day in fishing! Captain Shannon knows where the fish are. Everyone in our party caught several fighting sharks and...
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Sheila B.
Houston, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Shannon

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
We arrived about 30 minutes early and were excited to see Capt. Shannon was there ready to go. We didn’t have a lot...
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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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Casey A.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 20, 2019
Awesome trip with Shannon. He knew where the kingfish honey hole was for sure. Very knowledgable captain and fisherman. We...
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Fishing Reports

August Kingfishing

August 20, 2019

Our 30-60 mile trips have been producing steady numbers of Kingfish. Read Full Report →


August 2019 Near Shore Fishing

August 17, 2019

Beachfront and Nearshore fishing is hot. This should continue into late October. Book your Nearshore trip now! Read Full Report →


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