Charter Rates and FAQ

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RI Fishing Charter Rates Deposit Full Payment
Full Day Deep Sea Offshore (10 hrs.)
Half Day Inshore (5 hrs.)
Full Day Inshore (8 hours)
Deep Sea Canyon Trip (30 hrs.)
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  • In order to be sure that your requested date is available please contact the captain before paying your deposit or full payment.
  • Our full day inshore trips can be fully customized. For example we may catch striped bass in the early morning and then switch to target fluke and seabass mid-day.
  • Inshore charters require a $250 deposit and offshore and deep sea Canyon trips a deposit of $400 is required to hold your reservation (checks or PayPal only please for deposits).
  • Deposits must be received within 7 days of verbal trip confirmation or date will be considered open and available.
  • We accept cash or prepayment with PayPal for the final payment.
  • You are required to provide at least two weeks notice of cancellation or you will forfeit your deposit. This is due to costs incurred to prepare for your trip and/or loss of business.
  • Unless you hear otherwise from the captain, please show up on time for your charter. If the weather is suspect and the captain feels safety is a consideration, the captain will have the option of cancelling the trip. In which case, you will have the option of rescheduling or receiving a full refund of your deposit.
  • In Rhode Island it is customary to tip your mate 15% to 20%.

Fall Season Specials!

10/22/2017 - 11/26/2017 We are offering special 8 hour private boat charter trips for black sea bass and cod fishing around Block Island for only $750.

On weekends if we have no private charters scheduled we will have "Open Boat" charters available to Block Island for seabass and cod at $150 per person. This special price includes all bait, tackle and even tip for mate. Each spot must be prepaid in full in order to reserve your spot. Open Boat trips will be announced on Thursday afternoon or evening. Please remember these trips are dependant on having enough anglers so if we are unable to run your trip all payments will be immediately refunded.

No, we provide all the fishing tackle and bait necessary. However, if you want to bring your own tackle please discuss it first with the captain so that we can make accommodations for it. Please remember that we cannot be responsible for lost or broken fishing tackle.

All of our guests are covered under our blanket boat license.

Yes, we work closely with Northeast Taxidermy in preparing your trophy fish for transportation to be mounted. In the instance of a released fish, like a billfish, we will take the proper measurements so that you are able to order a perfect replica from Northeast Taxidermy.

You may want to bring a small cooler for your food and drinks but a large cooler is not necessary. However, if you plan on taking fish home, we do recommend that you bring a large cooler and leave it in your vehicle.

Definitely. Although sometimes we catch a protected species, most are allowed to be kept for consumption.

As a part of our service to you, we will clean and package your fish when we return to the marina.

No problem. Unless you hear differently from the captain, it is best to plan to be at the dock at the pre-arranged departure time. If the captain determines that a trip would be unsafe, he will give you your option of rescheduling another day or returning your full refund.

The mate works hard to ensure that you have a safe and successful trip. He is paid only by your tips so it is customary to tip him between 15% and 20% of the charter fee. The captain would be flattered by a tip but certainly does not expect one.

  • Enough food and drinks for the day (no hard liquor allowed)
  • Sunglasses (preferably polarized)
  • Layered clothing to cover both extremes
  • Hat/Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Rubber sole non-marking shoes (preferably deck shoes)
  • Motion sickness medicine if you aren't sure about your situation with motion
  • Large cooler to take home your catch (please leave in the car until we return)
  • Camera (Saltwater and cameras don't mix so please be careful with your expensive cameras and camera equipment. We are not responsible for losses.)

Fish Trap charters out of Frank Hall Boatyard Marina in Westerly, Rhode Island. Our US Coast Guard license allows us to have six paying passengers. Please remember that our charter rates cover everything including fuel, ice, all fishing tackle, bait, fishing licenses, boat insurance, passenger insurance, boat dockage, maintenance and even fish cleaning. We make every effort to keep our rates as low as possible but we are also committed to providing our charter customers with the finest charter experience available. We refuse to cut corners or costs in our exceptional service to you.

We charter out of Westerly, RI. Like our charter, the charter boats running out of Point Judith also run many inshore trips targeting the Block Island area. The simple fact is that by water Block Island is the same distance from either of these Rhode Island ports. However, anglers coming from the west or northwest can actually save nearly 45 minutes driving time each direction by chartering Fish Trap at our port in Westerly, RI. Please keep this in mind when you schedule your next charter. After a hard days fishing you will really appreciate being home 45 minutes earlier. That hour and a half less driving time overall makes Westerly, RI even more attractive for your next fishing destination!

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