Down the Bayou Charters

2225 Louisiana 1
Grand Isle LA, United States

Down the Bayou Charters welcomes you aboard for the ultimate offshore adventure, heading 100+ miles out into the cold blue heart of the Gulf of Mexico. With trips running anywhere from 6 through 24 hours, you can pretty much target anything in the gulf, from Snapper, and Grouper, to Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and more!.

Captain Joey’s 42’ Fincat catamaran is the pride and joy of the Down the Bayou fleet. Newly-built in 2017, this luxury vessel was purpose-built to dominate the deep. Her twin 350HP Yamaha engines rocket you into the gulf at speeds of up to 50 knots, where her all-new electronics pinpoint the very best places to fish.

Once there, outriggers and downriggers allow you to target multiple species and depths at the same time. The livewell is always full of fresh live bait, and the selection of lures is second to none. Add to that tournament-grade tackle for a variety of techniques and weight classes, and it becomes clear this is a charter like no other.

Now you have the boat, you need to pick the fish. What you target depends on the time of year you fish, with different species peaking throughout the year. Spring kicks off in a frenzy of screaming drag, with huge Wahoo racing through the gulf. By the time June hits, there are only two word on everyone’s lips: Red Snapper. Anglers flood to town to target this famously delicious fish, and you would be a fool to miss its short season!

Just as the Snapper are ruled out, Blue Marlin hit their prime, and you can chase every sportfisher’s dream of landing that elusive Grander. After that, you can wrap up the year with arguably the best fishing for large Yellowfin Tuna, with schools heading in as close as the continental shelf from September through December.

No matter when you book, there is something special waiting offshore, and the perfect boat to get you there. So head down to Grand Isle, LA, and get ready to make some dreams come true!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Overnight Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 4000
    up to 6 persons
    Spend a full 24 hours out at sea, leaving first thing in the morning, and fishing through the day and into the night, then heading back with aching arms and a boatful of fish! The extra time allows you to head 100+ miles out in search of Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna. You will also have plenty of time to split between bottom fishing and trolling, in order to bring in the greatest variety of catch.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 2400
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 12-hour adventure into the deep blue waters of Grand Isle, Louisiana. Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Marlin, and many more species can be on the targeted list!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
    The extra couple of hours let you get even further offshore in search of big game pelagics such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna, or else have plenty of time bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Tilefish and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    Get out on the water and speed offshore in search of Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi and more on this half day charter.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon offshore, fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Tilefish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi and much more besides.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Red)
Tilefish
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fincat (Catamaran) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 350HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
42 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
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Down the Bayou Charters
Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States
Member since March 2017
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Down the Bayou offers a variety of charter vessels out into the Gulf of Mexico, specializing in offshore big game fishing. With several lifetimes of local experience between them, the Down the Bayou team will always be sure to get you on the best catch the ocean has to offer.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 83%

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Customer Reviews

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This trip was awesome!  The captains were helpful, resourceful, and created a great experience for all 6 of us.  Their 42-ft center-console catamaran was a fast and smooth ride, and provided plenty of fishing space for all 6 of us.  They provided all of the tackle and bait and were on top of things when we needed bait on our hooks or help landing a fish.  They also were very knowledgeable about the various species of fish and how to catch them.  They adapted to conditions as they changed and kept us catching fish all day long.  They also cleaned and bagged all of our fish at the end of the trip.  We will definitely call them again next time.

Fished April 11, 2018
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