Galveston Offshore (which has more than 500 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!

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
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $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 Mar 1 - May 31
    $1,900
    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
    Full Day Trip - Offshore 25-40 M
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jun 2
    $1,900
    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
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jun 30
    $1,900
    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
    Offshore 30-60 mile trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    $1,950
    You will go out in search of Red Snapper, Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, and Amberjack. No Fuel Surcharges added.
There are 27 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Shannon LaBauve
Galveston, Texas, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
629 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Galveston Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 629 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (1246)
Fishing with Shannon
Fishing with Shannon
October fishing trip
+1243
Angler Rating
604
14
4
3
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 629 reviews
Shea C.
Webster, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A great time for some newbies. Also a great gift.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM) on October 8, 2022
We had a great time fishing with Shannon and reeling in monster sharks. We had never done this before and it was certainly...
Shea C. recommends Galveston Offshore
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Shannon LaBauve Captain replied

Todd G.
Hollywood, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 Hour Near Shore Trip with Captain Shannon

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM) on September 23, 2022
Great day of fishing with Captain Shannon! He had us on the sharks the minute we dropped the first line. My son was up first...
Todd G. recommends Galveston Offshore
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Shannon LaBauve Captain replied

Amanda H.
Lufkin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Jetty Trip with Captain Shannon LaBauve

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) on August 27, 2022
From the booking to the actual trip the Captain was super helpful. Every question I had was met with a quick response. The...
Amanda H. recommends Galveston Offshore
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Shannon LaBauve Captain replied

Wendy L.
Spring, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Nothing but a good time!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) on July 23, 2022
My family and I went out for the afternoon 4 hour fishing trip.  He did not disappoint at all and got us into the fish within...
Wendy L. recommends Galveston Offshore
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Shannon LaBauve Captain replied

David O.
Midland, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

10 hour full day off shore trip

VERIFIED   Offshore 30-60 mile trip on July 18, 2022
We did the 10 hour fishing trip on July 18, 2022 and had a great time. Shannon explained how to use the equipment and the method...
David O. recommends Galveston Offshore
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Shannon LaBauve Captain replied

FAQs about Galveston Offshore

Galveston Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $495 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - 8 Hour – Spring Offshore Federal (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore 25-40 M (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - Offshore 25-55 mile trip (PM) (7 hours)
  • $1,950 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