Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters

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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,650
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    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 the Captain

Donnie Jackson
Venice, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 8 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
88%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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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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Chris Z.
Birmingham, AL
 5.00
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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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Clinton L.
Pearcy, AR
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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
 5.00
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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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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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