RI charter fishing with Capt. Charlie Johnson on the Hot Pursuit woman with very large tuna on the hot pursuit

Fish Rhode Island waters for tuna, stripers, blues, fluke, and sea bass with a veteran RI charter captain.

Docked at Snug Harbor Marina in South Kingstown,
Rhode Island, the Hot Pursuit is owned and operated by Captain Charlie Johnson, who has 40 years of offshore fishing experience and has fished Rhode Island waters his entire life.

Most of the offshore fishing we do on the Hot Pursuit is for school tuna, although at times we catch dolphin and billfish.

Inshore fishing is usually around Block Island, where we catch stripers, bluefish, and fluke.

ri striped bass fishing off Block Island

The Hot Pursuit is one of the few charter boats in RI with the speed and fuel capacity to reach tuna as far out as 70-plus miles, where they have been found for the last few years.

A 37-foot Topaz with twin Caterpillars and great stability in offshore waters, the Hot Pursuit has all the equipment and electronics to get you out catching fish and back safely.

And for added safety, the Hot Pursuit carries a life raft as well as an EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon).

Call us today, and let's go fishing!

(401) 738-2427

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RI charter fishing off Block Island, tuna in the boat

What to Bring

Depending on the weather, you should bring sun items (hat, sun block, etc.) or rain gear.

Wear non-marking, slip-resistant shoes.

Food and drinks packed in one cooler if possible.

Camera if wanted.

Empty cooler(s) left in the car to take home fish.

What Not to Do or Bring

Don't eat greasy foods for breakfast.

Don't party the night before
a trip.

Don't take Dramamine when already out on the water. Most of the time it will make you even more sick.

No hard liquor. No illegal drugs.

Charter Rates

Deposit to reserve a trip, $200.

Eight hours inshore (bass, blues and bottom fishing), $800.

Ten to 12 hours offshore,
starting at $1000, depends on distance to fish.

Call for current details on where
the fish are and the costs to get
to those fish.

We have a mate on board. The customary tip paid directly to the mate is 15% to 20%.

We can take a maximum of six passengers, but five or less is comfortable.

Send deposit to:
Capt. Charlie Johnson
40 Melbourne Road
Warwick, RI 02886

We recommend switching offshore trips to inshore if there is little chance of catching tuna. That way, the party can still enjoy the action of catching fish.


Cancellations must be made
ten days in advance for return of your deposit.

Weather cancellations are made by the captain, usually at the dock on the day of the trip. You may reschedule, or we will return your deposit.

Catch Policy

Fish meeting regulations are yours to keep, except bluefin tuna 73 inches long and greater. These belong to the boat and captain by federal regulation.