Rhode Island charter fishing boats

Rhode Island Striped Bass(Stripers) & Bluefish Charters

Maverick Charters is your destination for a great Rhode Island striper charter. Block Island, RI striped bass photo

Our trips have produced angler limits on most charters. On each trip you can catch your share of bluefish if desired. They are delicious when smoked.

From spring through fall, stripers, bluefish and bonito invade the cool waters of Block Island, RI resulting in some of the best and most consistent fishing on the East Coast. Giant schools of blitzing stripers and blues with screaming birds are the norm, and fast action on light tackle makes a trip on our charter boats unforgettable.

Rhode Island striper charter boat

Block Island striped bass charter boat



Maverick and Drifter offer trips leaving from Snug Harbor Marina and Galilee respectively. Because of Snug Harbor's location, you will be fishing the prime waters of Block Island, RI within minutes. By State law we have a 1 fish, 28" minimum, limit per angler for striped bass.Block Island Bass Charter Bluefish are 10 per angler. If you would like to keep your fish our crews will clean and ice your catch before you leave the boat. Tackle, bait, and bottled water are supplied. No license is required. Charters are limited to 4 - 6 anglers. Please click Rates and Policies for more info.

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Fishing Tips & Techniques

Spin Fishing - For most of the sportfishing season Stripers, Blues, and Bonito can be found chasing pods of bait on top in the rips and shoals at the north end of Block Island. They are easily targeted and cast to with lures, soft baits or fresh live bait from our bow casting pulpit or spacious cockpit.

Conventional - At certain times based on water temperature, time of tide, or location of bait in the water column, we will fish with braided or wire line to reach the depth at which the striped bass and bluefish are feeding. You can’t catch fish if they don't see it! Based on your preference and experience we will troll jigged lures, custom  umbrella rigs or drift with live bait at the southwest corner of Block Island.


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