If it’s Tuna you’re after, look no further than Pelican Charters! Heading out of Venice, Louisiana, home to some of the best offshore fishing in the South, this charter is helmed by a local captain. A seasoned offshore angler, he loves to show novices and seasoned pro’s what fishing in Louisiana is all about.

You’ll spend the day aboard his 2019 41’ Onslow center console, perfect for 6 anglers who want to fish at the same time. She’s powered by a whopping 4 400 HP Mercury engines that’ll see you zipping to all the best spots in no time.

The boat is also equipped with Seakeeper Technology to eliminate rocking, allowing you to have an epic fishing experience without the threat of seasickness. The private toilet and indoor cabin ensure you’re comfortable spending all day on the water.

Seeing as Venice is the Tuna capital of the South, there’s plenty of Yellowfin, Blackfin, and Bigeye to troll for. That’s not all though, these waters are also home other pelagics such as Mahi Mahi, Swordfish and Sailfish, which is sure to keep things exciting. Big game fishing is fast and hands-on in these parts so get ready for action!

Top-notch fishing equipment for maximum productiveness waits on board and there’s also a cooler stocked with ice. Captain’s helpful and friendly first mate will also be on board and if you’d like to show your appreciation a 15-20% tip is customary. The fuel is not included in the prices and should be paid additionally ($800-$1100).

Lastly, don’t forget to pick up a fishing license before you arrive at the dock. Get ready for action-packed offshore fishing in Louisiana with Pelican Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    Head out for 12 action-packed hours of offshore fishing with a local pro! You'll go after a variety of monster game fish including Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Grouper, and Red Snapper. All of your gear, as well as bottled water, is provided but you will want to bring other snacks and drinks to keep you going all day. You'll also need to make sure to pick up a fishing license before your trip. FUEL IS NOT INCLUDED, check with the captain for the additional charge ($800-$1100).
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About the Charter Operator

Pelican Charters
Venice, Louisiana, United States
3 Fishing Reports
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
Captain John Duplass was born and raised fishing the waters of Venice, LA. Taking customers on the water, meeting like-minded folks, and seeing smiles on peoples’ faces after they land a monster fish are among his favorite things in life. Captain John is ready to show you a great time, so join him down and the crew on the Bayou and book your next fishing trip with Pelican Charters!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish

Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Onslow (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 4 400HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Venice to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Full day of offshore with Captain John and Kate

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on May 8, 2021
Full day of offshore with Captain John and Katie these guys are awesome very knowledgeable all the equipment was top notch...
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12 hr with John and Gabe

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on June 1, 2021
Had a great time out on the water with John and Gabe. They both are the right guys if you want to have a blast. Got us on some...
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VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on March 5, 2021
We had a great trip with Capt John. He and deckhand Gabe worked hard to get us on fish and fill the icebox. They had a great...
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FAQs about Pelican Charters – 41'

Pelican Charters – 41' offers the following trip to customers:
  • $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Pelican Charters – 41', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pelican Charters – 41' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate

Pelican Charters – 41' offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Pelican Charters – 41' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pelican Charters – 41' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo