The Venatura brand is so much more than a collection of extraordinary properties. Venatura is our spirit. A spirit that is in constant pursuit of providing the perfect experience for our guests, no matter who they are or which adventure they seek. We’re here to make certain they never forget it.
Meet Some of Our Staff
Tyler grew up south of Houston, spending the majority of his time outdoors hunting and fishing with his family. He knew from a very young age that he wanted to work outdoors. Tyler graduated from West Texas A & M with a Bachelors Degree in Wildlife Biology. After school he had several internships around the San Antonio area working on ranches and this helped solidify his interest to pursue a career in wildlife management and supervision. Tyler’s goal is to be a world class hunting guide and he is on his way to doing just that. Tyler especially enjoys the guests here at Venatura Excursions and making sure they have the best experience he can offer.
Justin is the captain of The Centurion in Port Aransas, TX. Justin was born in the Rio Grande Valley and spend most of his childhood fishing. His father owned charter fishing boats and Justin helped him every chance he got. Upon graduation from High School, Justin moved to Miami and pursued his career in the fishing industry. Justin obtained his captain license at the age of 18 and landed his first job as a captain at the age of 23. Justin has experience fishing some of the most fertile fishing areas around, including the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Venezuela, Costa Rica and St. Thomas. He particularly enjoys fishing near Mexico because the Mexican culture makes him feel close to home.
Justin has over 15 years of experience as a captain and a long list of accomplishments, including 3rd place in the “In the Bite” 2018 Captain of the Year contest. His goal is to ensure that all clients have an phenomenal excursion and he takes pride in ensuring The Centurion is always in pristine condition.
D. A. Hughes
D. A. has had the opportunity to spend time on boats most of his life and has been on fishing excursions all over the world, including Costa Rica, Australia, Mexico and Hawaii. Throughout his fishing experiences, D. A. has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge of deep sea fishing, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico. With his father owning sport fishing boats, D. A. has not only gained knowledge and experience, he has also had the opportunities to see first hand what it takes to be a part of a crew that provides the best fishing excursions for their clients. D. A. takes this knowledge and implements it in his role as First Mate and takes pride in ensuring that the clients of Venatura Excursions receive top notch hospitality on The Centurion.
~I feel serene on the water and find peace of mind fishing on this cream of the crop boat. My first love is fishing .” ~ D.A, Hughes