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!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Ocean Master (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since July 2017
Galveston Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on July 22, 2018
We had 2 adults, 2 teenagers, 1 child. It was an excellent trip! 9 nice sized sharks!! thanks for the memoried
Fished July 2018Fished July 22, 2018Replied to this review on July 23, 2018
Thanks Paxon family. Im glad we were able to upgrade to the Near Shore trip. And thank you for referring your friend Jennifer back home. She just booked a Near Shore for next Monday. Hope to see you all for flounder season October, November and December.Jim Paxon recommends Galveston Offshore
Replied to this review on July 23, 2018
Thanks Paxon family. Im glad we were able to upgrade to the Near Shore trip. And thank you for referring your friend Jennifer back home. She just booked a Near Shore for next Monday. Hope to see you all for flounder season October, November and December.
Went fishing on July 19, 2018
Shannon went above and beyond on this trip. I had my 14 yr old daughter with me on this trip and he did everything he could to get her a fish and was successful. We had 3 women and 2 men on the trip and everyone caught some fish. He was very professional and I will be using shannon again.
Fished July 2018Fished July 19, 2018Replied to this review on July 21, 2018
Enjoyed the trip with you guys.recommends Galveston Offshore
Replied to this review on July 21, 2018
Enjoyed the trip with you guys.
Went fishing on July 15, 2018
We booked Shannon as our guide for a shark fishing trip. He put us on top of sharks that literally bit every hook we dropped in the water, within 1 minute. We literally caught sharks until we didn’t have the energy to catch any more! We will absolutely use him for our next Galveston charter.
Fished July 2018Fished July 15, 2018Replied to this review on July 16, 2018
Had a blast! Enjoyed the trip.Joseph Harris recommends Galveston Offshore
Replied to this review on July 16, 2018
Had a blast! Enjoyed the trip.