Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters

235 Cypress Cove Rd, Venice, L…
Venice LA, United States

Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters invites you to experience a thrill of a lifetime on a fishing charter in Venice, Louisiana. This is a family business and they keep it professional while at the same time having a blast with their guests. Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing for big game fish.

Captain Donnie will take you out on his prized 35-foot Contender center console which will get you to the fishing grounds fast. This boat is reliable and equipped with state of the art fishing equipment and electronics, as well as the necessary safety gear. The Contender is a serious fishing platform for anglers who want to target big fish, and is comfortable enough if you decide to bring your kids along.

Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters will take you to the nearshore and offshore waters where Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mako Shark, Wahoo, Swordfish, and Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna can be targeted. You’ll have all the fishing gear available on board, and a first mate to help you with your catch.

Once your trip is over, your fish can be cleaned and filleted provided it’s a species that can be kept, so make sure you bring a cooler with ice to transport it home safely. This is a very child-friendly charter to which you are encouraged to bring your kids. Not only will you have a day on the water with a professional captain, but you will bond with your family and catch big fish at the same time!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip + Fuel Cost
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2700
    up to 6 persons / day
    This is an overnight package to catch Tuna and other species at the floaters!! Includes everything but drinks, food, and fuel.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip + Fuel Cost
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full day package that will see you spending 12 hours on the water. The trip is made for a group of up to six persons. Includes everything but drinks, food, and fuel. You will target Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Marlin, Shark, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

35 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Donnie Jackson
Venice, Louisiana, United States
Member since March 2017
The charter is operated by Captain Donnie Jackson who has fished the Louisiana waters since his toddler years. He did so with his father, Captain Donnie Sr. Donnie Jr. is a USCG 50 Ton licensed captain who takes after his father’s tournament style of fishing and brings the fun and competitiveness to each charter he takes out.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Words cannot describe the amazing day we had with Captain Donnie Jackson of Tails Up Fishing Charters.  It was an absolutely super experience and a full day of fishing action.  Captain Donnie is very polite and personable, extremely knowledgeable, and energetic to say in the least.  He knows the water, the fish, and his boat, and gear are quality.  We were blessed with good weather, and with his expertise, we boated a trophy tuna, swordfish, several mahi and red snapper.  Going home with a cooler of fish was the icing on the cake after a fun day on the water.  We will definitely be back for another trip with Tails Up!  Thanks Captain Donnie for all your hard work, preparation, and getting us out to the Gulf of Mexico and back safely.  #tailsuprocks!

Fished June 22, 2018
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