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 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
    Offshore 30-60 mile trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $1,495
    You will go out in search of Red Snapper, Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, and Amberjack. No Fuel Surcharges added.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore 25-40 M
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 3 - Oct 31
    $1,400
    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 - Oct 31
    $1,400
    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
    5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 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
    5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $445
    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 - Jetty Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $445
    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.
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About the Captain

Shannon LaBauve
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
342 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
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) Grouper (Scamp)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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
You Keep Catch

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
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Charlie C.
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Successful Half Day!!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (PM) on April 15, 2021
After the weather man screwed up in his forecast, we had to push our trip to another day. It was a bit overcast and windy but...
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Afternoon Half-day Jetty Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (PM) on March 24, 2021
We got to Galveston with bad weather and Captain Shannon immediately recommended we reschedule for the next day. Excellent...
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Morning trip with Captain Shannon Labauve

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM) on March 8, 2021
Awesome trip was worried about catching fish but Shannon had us on a mess of big 35-45lb black drum in no time we landed and...
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Topeka, KS
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10 hour trip with captain Shannon

VERIFIED   Offshore 30-60 mile trip on July 7, 2020
Great day of fishing despite unfavorable weather conditions. We planned on going 50 miles out to target mahi. The weather was...
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Nick A.
Austin, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Shannon LaBauve

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM) on April 28, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Shannon. We were blessed with beautiful weather and the fish where biting. He knows where...
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FAQs about Galveston Offshore

Galveston Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $445 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $445 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore 25-40 M (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Offshore 25-55 mile trip (PM) (7 hours)
  • $1,495 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

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