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Fishing out of Galilee RI
Rhode Island Charter Boat & Licensed Charter Boat Captain
CAROL J and Captain Paul Johnson


Captain Paul Johnson aboard the Carol J fishing out of Rhode Island

We observe all CDC and State of Rhode Island guidelines for COVID-19.  We completed 54 charters in 2020 without incident.   We ask how people are feeling before the trip, and if they have been vaccinated.  We also request the we be notified if they have a positive COVID test in the next 14 days.   The captain has received the vaccine and he and the mate will wear a mask when close to passengers.  We sanitize the boat and fishing equipment after each trip.

The cost of the charter is directly connected to fuel prices, the amount of time we spend on the water, where we can go, how we fish, and what we fish for.   Four anglers is ideal for the size boat, although I can legally take 6 passengers.  A minimum 2 hour trip is for harbor tours, and ash burials.   Our 4 hour trips are on local waters around Point Judith and as far as the North end of Block Island.  Our 6 hour trip provides enough time to fish Block Island and combine some trolling with bottom fishing.   We recommend the 7 or 8 hours trip so we have more flexibility to explore fishing spots and fish more of the tide.  Typically, I have a mate on board who greatly enhances the fishing experience.  The mate typically gets a 20% tip for coaching anglers through the day, cleaning fish, and generally helping.

We bottom fishing for seabass, fluke, cod, scup, or tautog.

We troll for striped bass, bluefish and bonito.

We offer "Lobster Charters" for a two hour family outing. (Limited availability)

We offer boat rides, harbor tours, and ash burials at sea.     (Limited availability)


Half-Day & ¾ Day charters are the most popular trips because they offer a reasonable amount of time for travel to the fishing grounds, time to find and catch  fish and return to the dock. The half-day trip is 6 hours and is from 6:00 am until around noon. The ¾  day trip is 7+ hours and is from 6:00am until 1:30 pm.  We like to leave the dock a bit earlier in the early summer and later in the fall due to the changing sun rise.   As a bonus, on several days in 2020, we hauled my recreational lobster traps and the party was able to take home a few lobsters in addition to their fish fillets.  ($795.00-$845.00)

Reserve your charter date today for just a $200 deposit

We offer "Lobster Charters" as a "family" option for those love lobsters and want to see close up how they are captured.  It is also excellent for those who don't want to spend hours on a boat.   On the lobster charter, you help us pull out recreational lobster traps to see what we catch.   This is a morning only, two hour trip for a group of 1-6 people.   As the crew you share in the catch.   The cost is $345.00 for the group.  These trips are offered at various time during the season.  Please call for more information and availability. These trips of best in May, June, and July Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings, 


Minimum 4 hour trip is for local waters within a few miles of the port of Galilee. These trips are popular with families on vacation who what to catch some fish, and are not interested in being on a boat for many hours. We troll for bluefish and striped bass than bottom fish for seabass, scup, and fluke.  As with all other trips, we supply bait, tackle, ice, and expertise.  Please note is for in shore only.  The cost is $545.00 for the group and is available Monday through Friday morning, afternoon, or evening.


Captain Paul Johnson is a member of Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association, Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association and tags and releases fish for the American Littoral Society fish tagging program.  He has a Masters 100ton rating from the US Coast Guard in near coastal waters up to 100 miles off shore.    

Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association






Carol J Charters

Captain: Paul B. Johnson Sr.


Cell: 401-207-6947 

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