Overnight Trip - 35' Contender

Starting at $5500 | 24 Hour | Offshore | 1 - 6 People
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Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna


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

About Your Trip

Run out up to 180 miles offshore with Captain Donnie to chase down some of the hardest fighting and finest tasting fish the ocean has to offer. These overnight trips are great for targeting Tuna out on the Midnight Knob (~170 miles offshore).

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Center Console
Boat Manufacturer: Contender
Boat Length: 35 ft
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 3
Total Horsepower: 900 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Outriggers, Tuna Tubes, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Donnie 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.

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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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

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. 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 ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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.

Boat Restroom



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

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, fuel

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

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

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

235 Cypress Cove Rd, Venice, LA 70091, USA