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 35’ 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,650
    price breakdown
    $3,650
    If you really want to catch a trophy there's no better way to do it than on an overnight adventure. It's all about hooking delicious Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna! Along with these delicious monsters, you can also target Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and more! Make sure to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and don't worry about gear – Capt. Donnie covers that. The cost of fuel is not included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    This 12-hour trip gives you plenty of time to hit up a couple of different nearshore and offshore spots! You'll target some seriously big fish including Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Marlin, Shark, and Tuna. Everything you need, gear-wise, awaits on board. All you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy. Fuel costs are not included in the trip price.
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About the Captain

Donnie Jackson
Venice, Louisiana, United States
9 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 2013. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
35 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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 dates 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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4.50
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Doesn\u2019t get any better than this!!!!
Doesn\u2019t get any better than this!!!!
Good time
+5
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Chris Z.
Birmingham, AL
 5.00
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   November 2, 2019
Captain and his deckhand worked their tails off in rough conditions to put us on fish.  Recommend them to anyone.
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Larry D.
Russellville, AR
 5.00
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Doesn’t get any better than this!!!!

VERIFIED   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   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
 5.00
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Full day with Capt. Donnie

VERIFIED   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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Todd T.
Prairieville, LA
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Good time

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
The fishing trip was well planned. Captain Donny was a real hands on captain. He was very attentive to the needs of his clients....
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