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Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters

“Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters” invites you to experience a thrill of a lifetime on the surrounding Venice, Louisiana! This family business keeps things professional while making sure everyone on board is having a blast. For nearshore and offshore adventures targeting big game fish – look no further!

Captain Donnie Jackson takes you out on his prized 39’ Contender center console, which gets you to your 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.

She has a serious fishing platform for anglers who want to target big fish and is comfortable enough for 6 anglers. What’s more, she features an onboard toilet to make long trips more comfortable!

You’ll head to the productive nearshore and offshore fisheries to target the likes of Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Mako Shark, Wahoo, Swordfish, and Tuna. You’ll have all the fishing gear you need for a productive day available on board, and a first mate to help you with your catch.

Once your trip is over, your fish is 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 and Capt. Donnie encourages bringing along the whole family!

Not only will you have a day on the water with a professional captain, but you’ll bond with your family and catch big fish at the same time!



About the Captain

Donnie Jackson
Venice, Louisiana, United States
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12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters is operated by Captain Donnie Jackson. He's been fishing the Louisiana waters since he was a toddler with dad, Capt. Donnie Sr. Capt 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

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

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

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by 3 425HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Good time
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Josh P.
Decatur, IN
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Best Day of Offshore Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 27, 2021
Capt. Donnie bent over backwards all day to get us on the fishing. We had a blast fighting fish non-stop. I would recommend...
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Glenn C.
Slidell, Louisiana
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12 Hour Trip with Captain Donnie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 5, 2021
We had an absolute blast! Captain Donnie and Tyler were the most polite and profession team a group could ask for. His knowledge...
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Larry D.
Russellville, AR
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Doesn’t get any better than this!!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2019
We were catching doubles on the first cast!! ! Capt. Donnie and his first mate Jay are class dudes!!! They worked extremely...
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Diana C.
Glenwood, AR
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FISHING TRIP OF A LIFETIME with Tails Up Fishing Charters!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 22, 2018
Words cannot describe the amazing day we had with Captain Donnie Jackson of Tails Up Fishing Charters.  It was an absolutely...
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Clinton L.
Pearcy, AR
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Full day with Capt. Donnie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 5, 2019
Capt. Donnie and his deckhand Jay picked us up from the boathouse Nice, clean boat fully geared. They worked hard for us all...
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FAQs about Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters

Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,900 per group - Full Day Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,700 per day per group - Overnight Trip (2 days)

When you book a trip with Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo