Overnight Trip (Plus Fuel)

Starting at $3650

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging, Deep Dropping

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: Contender

Boat length: 35ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha

Engine HP: 300HP

Number of engines: 3

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Outriggers, Tuna Tubes, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Donnie Jackson of Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters offers action-packed Venice fishing charters for Yellowfin Tuna and more. Captain Donnie's spent his entire life fishing the Gulf of Mexico waters of Venice, Louisiana, ever since his father, Captain Donnie Sr.

Captain Donnie Jr. is a USCG 50 Ton licensed captain who takes after his father’s tournament style of fishing, bringing that same excitement and competitiveness to each charter he takes out.

Captain Donnie will host you aboard his prized 35-foot Contender center console. Equipped with state of the art fishing equipment and electronics, as well as the necessary safety gear, this vessel is outfitted for offshore success. The Contender is a serious fishing machine for anglers who want to target big fish while retaining considerable comfort and safety for children.

Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters will take take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime for Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Swordfish, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mako Shark, Wahoo, and much more.

Back at the Venice docks, Captain Donnie and his crew will clean and fillet your catch, so be sure to bring a cooler with ice to transport home safely.

Please note that FUEL IS NOT INCLUDED in the price of this trip.

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain Donnie of Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters and Captain Experiences!



July 8, 2021


Verified Review

Excellent trip with Captain Donnie! An experience every sportsman needs. Tails Up/Sea Cruiser will be my only go to when fishing out of Venice. Donnie is a true professional and will make sure you get on the fish no matter what it takes. His new Contender is a battle wagon and he and his crew are second to none.

Larry D.

July 28, 2019

We were catching doubles on the first cast!! ! Capt. Donnie and his first mate Jay are class dudes!!! They worked extremely hard to get us on some major tuna!!! We all had a blast and were exhausted at the end of the day reeling from reeling in tuna!!! Will definitely be back fishing with Capt. Donnie I’m the future, he’s what you want from a charter trip…open, honest and determine to make your trip a success. “Tails up!!!”

Clinton L.

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 day and put fish on the deck. Watched the weather and kept us clear of the storms. Great trip and will definitely book again. Thanks guys!

Diana C.

June 22, 2018

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!



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait

At an Additional Rate

Fuel is charged at an additional rate

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Louisiana saltwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

235 Cypress Cove Rd, Venice, LA 70091, USA

Start Time(s)

10:00 AM


24 hours,