The amount of time determines where we can go what we fish for, and how we fish. Four anglers is ideal for the size boat, although I can legally take 6 passengers. 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, scup, or tautog.
We troll for striped bass and bluefish.
We offer "Lobster Charters" for a two hour.
We offer boat rides, harbor tours, and ash burials as sea.
The Full Day Experience:
The full day trip is for fisherman who want to spend 8+ hours off shore fishing for Sharks, Codfish, We only book these trips when there is a reasonable expectation for success. These trips are more costly because we venture off shore, Sharks and Cod are the target species and we just don't have the fishery around here or the calls many of these trips. These trips are more expensive because of the bait, chum, larger equipment, and time for travel. ($1,100.00+) Chum, hooks baits and added fuel are the expenses that increase the total cost.
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 5:00am 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. The ¾ day trip is from 6:00am unto 1:30pm
As a bonus, on several days in 2018, we hauled my recreational lobster traps and the party was able to take home a few lobsters in addition to their fish fillets. ($700.00-$850.00)
In 2019, we are adding "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 me pull my 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 the catch This past season we captured over 60 keeper lobsters with an average of 4 lobsters per trip. The cost is $250.00 for the group.
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. The cost is 450.00. Please note is for in shore only.
Shared Charters: We have an OPEN BOAT when the Carol J is not otherwise booked. This is a 3/4 day trip which costs $150.00 per person and is a combination trip of trolling and bottom fishing. 6:00am to 2:00pm. Includes fishing cleaning, fillets in plastic bags, and iced down. We share the fish equally among the fisherman, although an angler may take a whole fish as a trophy. Consider this option as a gift for folks who are on vacation and just don't like the beach! Call if interested.
Captain Paul Johnson is a proud member of the Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association and is currently the association secretary.