Galveston Offshore

North Holiday Drive
Galveston TX, United States

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 23 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 twin 225 HP Yamaha 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 livewell for the bait, and all the safety equipment you might need.

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. 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!

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 guidin


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  • 10 Hour Trip - Offshore 30-60 M
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1350 private charter
  • US$ 1200 private charter
  • 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 650 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 650 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (PM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 550 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 5 Hour Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Ocean Master (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha 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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Scamp)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Hammerhead)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Full size
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Adult and 2 Child sized
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Full size
GPS
Life Jackets
Adult and 2 Child sized
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
3 years and over
 
You Keep Catch
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Shannon LaBauve
Galveston, Texas, United States
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 23 years. I am the owner and operator of the sea foam green boat you see in the ad.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.98 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Fished February 8, 2018
Shannon LaBauve (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 9, 2018

Thanks to the Chicago Iron Worker Miguel Bustamante and the National OIlwell Varco hand “Smilely” for a great February 2018 afternoon trip.  Come back and get you some Snapper this June.  Safe travels.  Captain Shannon LaBauve

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My ten year old son and I had a wonderful morning today despite the frigid temperatures!  Shannon was super nice, organized, and responsive.

Ten year old says, “ 10/10, would definetly book again.”

Fished January 14, 2018
Shannon LaBauve (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 15, 2018

Enjoyed the crew from Tulsa Oklahoma.  Thanks Robert Thomas.

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I took my parents fishing for the first time in their lives with Mr. Shannon and he was so great! He was fun to chat with and took us to a few different spots to get us some really awesome fishing! We caught three or four different types of fish and really enjoyed our time. I really appreciate him giving my parents an experience of a lifetime.

I will be booking with him again!

Fished December 9, 2017
Shannon LaBauve (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 11, 2017

We were fishing for smaller fish when this guy came around and surprised us. Jessie thanks for coming out. I enjoyed your crew and look forward to seeing you all again.  Captain Shannon LaBauve.

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