There’s one name you need to remember if you’re looking for an inshore and offshore fishing paradise – Galveston! Galveston Fish Commander is your golden ticket to step into some amazing angling action. Your guide Captain Shawn Warren has experience of guiding fishing trips for both novices and experienced anglers. He’s won over 35 fishing tournaments and has all the knowledge you’ll need for a successful day on the water.

Capt. Shawn welcomes you aboard his 26’ Robalo center console. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests, so bring your family or friends along. The minimum age for kids is 3 and life vests are provided in all sizes. The boat is powered by twin 250 HP Suzuki engines, so it won’t take long until you reach your fishing spot.

You can set out on fishing trips for Tarpon and Shark, or go on a hunt for giant “Bull” Redfish. This area also offers year-round opportunities for Speckled Trout and Flounder. There’s a variety of Shark species you can target here, including Tiger, Bull, Blacktip, and Hammerhead.

The captain will provide you with Shimano fishing equipment and lures. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license before the trip and also bring snacks and drinks for the day. Live bait is charged extra when you’re targeting Trout and Redfish. If you want to keep the catch, don’t forget to bring your cooler so you can keep the fish fresh.

Galveston Fish Commander takes pride in repeat guests on their trips. The crew is here to make sure you have a world-class experience while you’re on their boat. Have your Texas inshore adventure now!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    “The Muy LOCO”
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $750
    1/2 of This trip is fishing the jetties for trout/redfish/sheepshead/puppy drum with live bait and then 1/2 for big sharks/jackfish/ tarpon and cobia!
  • Private trip
    UFC Special – Redfish/Shark/Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $695
    Some of the largest Tarpon found in the continental United States roam the waters just off Galveston Island during the warm summer and fall months. This 6-hour trip will take you targeting the most famous Texas inshore species.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip – Nearshore/Offshore(AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    There are not a lot of fish species in these waters that can rip line off a reel harder or faster than a huge Shark! This trip is perfect for everyone who wants adrenaline-packed action. Your main targets will be Bull, Blacktip, Hammerhead, and Tiger Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip – Nearshore/Offshore(PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    This is a pure adrenaline trip! If you're into adventures with lots of action – this Shark trip is for you. It’s not unusual to catch 20 to 30 Sharks a day that range in size from 80 to 500 pounds. You'll target mostly Tigers, Blacktips, Bull, and Hammerheads.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    You'll be fishing in Galveston Bays and Jetties, targeting a variety of fish species. Luckily, this trip is available year round. You can enjoy fishing either from the boat or give wade fishing a try. Make sure to check the details with the captain. He'll also provide you with your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    You can target a variety of fish species from the boat or try out wade fishing – check further details with the captain. This trip is available year-round. Purchase your fishing license on time and bring your snacks and drinks for the day. If you decide to keep the catch, it's advisable to bring your cooler as well.
  • Private trip
    2 1/2 hour “SUNSET” trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $475
    Beautiful sunset and Evening Big Fish Bite
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About the Captain

Shawn Warren
Galveston, Texas, United States
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10 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Shawn has over 20 years of experience fishing the Galveston Bay Complex. He's participated in lots of tournaments and he takes pride in having over 50 wins. He loves taking both novices and avid anglers to his boat and spending the day fishing. Although jetties and deep water structures are his usual spots, he can also wade a shoreline.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Shark (Tiger) Tiger Shark

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Robalo (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Molly S.
Prosper, TX
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 2, 2021
Captain Shawn is amazing!!  We had kids ages 7-13 and adults that were fishing. We all had the best time. Can’t wait to...
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Aaron M.
Georgetown, IL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   UFC Special – Redfish/Shark/Tarpon on June 14, 2021
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Kevin M.
Dallas, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Shawn

VERIFIED   UFC Special – Redfish/Shark/Tarpon on July 1, 2020
Captain Shawn and crew were first class and very accommodating.  We had a great time and plan on contacting him again when...
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Houston, TX
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Shawn

VERIFIED   Shark Trip – Nearshore/Offshore(AM) on September 5, 2020
Great trip with Capt. Shawn.  He made the extra effort to chase some sharks and bull reds.
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Kirk B.
Hollywood, FL
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on May 26, 2020
Great first time trip with boys. They really had a great time.
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FAQs about Galveston Fish Commander

Galveston Fish Commander offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 1/2 hour “SUNSET” trip (2 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Shark Trip – Nearshore/Offshore(AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Shark Trip – Nearshore/Offshore(PM) (5 hours)
  • $695 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - UFC Special – Redfish/Shark/Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - “The Muy LOCO” (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Galveston Fish Commander, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Galveston Fish Commander include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips; 20% of the trip price)

Galveston Fish Commander offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Galveston Fish Commander offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Galveston Fish Commander include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon