Captain Cook Charters specialize in fishing the Gulf of Mexico for offshore species out of Venice, Louisiana. They are true experts in targeting large Yellowfin Tuna and will take you to the most productive grounds where you can experience what it’s like to tackle monster Tuna.

The crew is led by Captain Andy Cook who’s been fishing for many years and knows the waters of Louisiana like no one else. He is a kind and patient man who loves taking whole families with children out and teaching them reel in the fish of their dreams. Captain Cook also works with a friend and skilled angler, Captain Jason Lowrance, who may sometimes run Captain Cook Charters trips. You’re in safe hands with either of these seasoned guides.

You will fish aboard his 38 foot Fountain offshore sport fishing boat, powered by three 300 HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. The boat is equipped with all the safety equipment and electronics, and also features outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, and an icebox for the catch.

Captain Cook will provide you with all the fishing gear you’ll need when targeting species such as Yellowfin Tuna, big Red Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo, Amberjack and other big game offshore species.

Once you return to the dock, your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home and make a lovely dinner. Nothing beats eating your own catch after a big fight and all the energy invested into reeling it in!

So if you can’t wait to get your hook into a giant fish, book a trip today and come meet Captain Cook on the water!



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  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip – Overnight
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,200
    This trip is made for the most determined of anglers who will stop at nothing to land the giant catch they're after. If this describes you accurately you've found your trip! You'll leave in the day and come back when you're – simple as that. Trip usually runs from noon to noon. Fuel is not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,700
    Strap in for an adventure and get ready to meek the catch of your dreams! This offshore excursion that lasts from sunup to sundown and will take you to some of the best deep sea fishing grounds around. You will fish out of Venice, Louisiana where the fishing for huge Yellowfin Tuna is as good as it gets. Fuel cost is not included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

Andy Cook
Venice, Louisiana, United States
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
Captain Andy Cook loves chasing huge Yellowfin Tunas in the waters of Venice, Louisiana. He says there is no better place to fish for these wonderful big game fish, and loves taking his guests out on the water for unforgettable fights with huge fish. He also loves teaching kids how to fish and all about the local species.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fountain (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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, 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
92%
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
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Bill G.
Streator, IL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 23, 2021
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Ronald M.
Town And Country, MO
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12 Hour Tuna Trip with Capt Andy Cook and Mate Jason

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on January 28, 2019
I highly recommend Capt Cook for any fishing Trip, Top Rate. Due to a lot of bait fish Tuna were hard to find. But Capt did...
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Dallas, Texas
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VERIFIED   Weekday rate on June 27, 2019
We had the time of our lives. Best fishing day ever!!! Everyone caught fish, and the battle was REEL! The entire experience...
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Louisville, Tennessee
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Full day deep sea, tuna charter

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on February 20, 2018
Capt Andy Cook was top notch. The day we went was forecast for heavy seas and all the other Capts. cancelled their trips....
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FAQs about Captain Cook Charters

Captain Cook Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,700 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $3,200 per day per group - 24 Hour Trip – Overnight (2 days)

When you book a trip with Captain Cook Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Cook Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Captain Cook Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Cook Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Cook Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo