Galveston Offshore (which has more than 700 5-star reviews) 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 25 years out of the Galveston Yacht Basin, and catching tournament winning fish!

New for 2023 season for Galveston Offshore’s 31 ft Oceanmaster are as follows: New Mesa Grey Paint from Sea Foam Green, New 2023 Twin 300 HP Suzuki Outboards, New Dual Seastar Ram Steering, New Rocker Switches and Panel, New Garmin 1243 XSV GPS Chart Plotter, New Garmin GXM-54 XM radio antenna, New Fusion MS-RA210 XM radio, New VHF radio, New T-Top cover, New seat cushions, New Minn Kota 87 inch trolling motor anchor, and New G Line single 36-volt lithium trolling motor battery. Onboard, there is also 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 Surcharg



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $495
    You will fish for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Bull Reds, Black Drum, and Sharks on these Jetty Trips. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 44 minutes ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $495
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    US $700
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    US $700
    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
    8 Hour – Spring Offshore Federal
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - May 30
    US $2,250
    You will fish federal waters 30-40 miles offshore and target Mangrove Snapper, Ling, and Lane Snapper. There may be some Red Snapper for catch and release while fishing for the previous mentioned fish.
  • Private trip
    Fall Offshore Federal 15-40 miles
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 28 - Oct 31
    US $2,250
    After our federal Red Snapper season closed we target Mangrove Snapper, Ling, King Mackeral, and Mahi Mahi.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
  • Private trip
    Offshore 30-60 mile trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    US $2,250
    You will go out in search of Red Snapper, Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, and Amberjack. No Fuel Surcharges added.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 830 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Michael K.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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CAUGHT OUR LIMIT IN 2 HOURS

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) on April 18, 2024
EVERYTHING WORKED LIKE CLOCKWORK WITH REGARD TO THE RESERVATION, COMMUNICATION WITH THE CAPTAIN, DEPARTURE TIME, ETC.  NICE...
Michael K. recommends Galveston Offshore
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David W.
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Great first fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM) on May 11, 2024
This was our family’s first trip fishing offshore and we all had a great time.  The weather wasn’t the best but Shannon...
David W. recommends Galveston Offshore
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Robert K.
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Fish limits-no problem

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) on May 8, 2024
Perfect day on the water with Captain Shannon. The wind had the jetty’s not a good option, but the bay provided. We were...
Robert K. recommends Galveston Offshore
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Matthew H.
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Awesome fishing, great captain

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM) on May 1, 2024
Went out on a 5 hr nearshore trip today with Cpt. Shannon. Even though the weather didn’t want to cooperate, Cpt Shannon...
Matthew H. recommends Galveston Offshore
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Kyle W.
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Caught a Trout on the first cast!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) on April 20, 2024
Shannon was an excellent guide and made the experience outstanding. We have fished all over the country and will be returning...
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FAQs about Galveston Offshore

Galveston Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $495 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $495 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group - 8 Hour – Spring Offshore Federal (8 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group - Fall Offshore Federal 15-40 miles (8 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group - Offshore 30-60 mile trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Galveston Offshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full size
  • GPS Garmin 7
  • Fishfinder Fur
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar Garmin

Trips booked with Galveston Offshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Galveston Offshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Galveston Offshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Galveston Offshore include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Shannon LaBauve
Galveston, Texas, United States
28 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
835 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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 25 years. I am the owner and operator of the sea foam green boat you see in the ad.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

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
Full size
GPS
Garmin 7
Fishfinder
Fur
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Radar
Garmin

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano reels
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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