Galveston Sea Ventures

Galveston Sea Ventures offers a wide variety of fishing trips out of Galveston, Texas. Whichever fishing adventure you have in mind, Captain Shane can make it happen. Whether it’s half or full days, inshore or offshore, bay or jetty fishing, morning or evening - there is a package to satisfy your specific needs.

Step aboard a 30-foot Contender center console, which is a well-marinated and spacious fishing machine. Powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines, the boat provides a dry and smooth ride to the fishing grounds. Its navigational electronics include 2 VHF radios, Transducer, plotter, HD radar, and GPS. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the boat is fully rigged with safety equipment that exceeds the U.S.C.G. standards.

All the Galveston fishing trips can be customized to build your perfect fishing experience. Fishing the bay and jetty is perfect for families, beginners, and those who are worried about getting seasick. Your targeted species will include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Pompano, Tripletail, Ladyfish, and Jack Crevalle to complete the list. If you are an avid angler looking for some deep sea adventure, you will enjoy fishing for King Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Red Snapper, and many other species.

All trips come with quality gear, tackle, and the fish cleaning and packaging service. You will also be provided with bait and lures whenever it’s needed. Just make sure to purchase a valid fishing license prior to the trip, grab something to eat and drink, and welcome on board.

High lines and good times!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Special – Deep Sea Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $2,050
    up to 6 persons
    Come enjoy a truly incredible fishing experience in Galveston to find BIG Red Snapper and other species as well! This is a seasonal trip for June and July only. Hard fighting, delicious, beautiful red snapper await your fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    5h Nearshore/Deep Sea Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $1,025
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Come enjoy a great deep sea fishing experience in Galveston. You'll have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of species depending on the time of year. This is our most popular fishing experience! Potential species include King Mackerel, Sharks, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Red Drum, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5h Nearshore/Deep Sea Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $1,025
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Come enjoy a great deep sea fishing experience in Galveston. You'll have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of species depending on the time of year. This is our most popular fishing experience! Potential species include King Mackerel, Sharks, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Red Drum, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Jetty and Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    A great variety of fishing for trophy fish and light tackle fishing at the Galveston jetties, channel, and harbor. We have the opportunity to catch all kinds of fish, depending on weather and conditions of course, and you'll have a great experience for everything Galveston has to offer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Jetty and Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    A great variety of fishing for trophy fish and light tackle fishing at the Galveston jetties, channel, and harbor. We have the opportunity to catch all kinds of fish, depending on weather and conditions of course, and you'll have a great experience for everything Galveston has to offer.
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About the Captain

Shane Cantrell
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2015
I grew up fishing and have always loved to be on the water. Working my way through college as a deckhand, I fell in love with offshore fishing and running fishing charters. Since then, I started fishing full-time and enjoy every day of it.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
30 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
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Cody C.
Alba, TX
 4.67
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Half day deep sea trip

VERIFIED   August 12, 2019
The captain and first mate were great. We just had one of those tuff days at sea where the fish were stubborn. The guys tried...
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VERIFIED   June 8, 2020
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Corey B.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 5, 2019
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Amanda H.
Humble, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Shane & crewman Tanner

VERIFIED   June 4, 2018
Capt. Shane was very knowledgeable and tried his best to put us on the fish. They just weren’t getting on our hooks...
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Ronald P.
Houston, TX
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
The captain and first mate were outstanding! Pit us on the fish right away, Tanner worked his butt off keeping us baited up...
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