Inshore Fishing Charters
with Charlie Donilon

Power Boat

About this trip

Mini Trip-4 hr: $550 This is an ideal trip for beginners or children who get a little antsy after a few hours. Fluke, bass, and blues are caught within a 4 mile limit. Half Day-6 hr: $800 A morning or afternoon 6 hr trip is ideal for anyone who doesn’t have the time for a full day of fishing. All areas around Block Island are accessible on this trip. We generally target bass, blues, fluke, porgies, and sea bass. Inshore Shark-7 hr: $975 This trip won’t break the bank and you will still experience the thrill and excitement of big game fishing while catching blue, mako, and thresher sharks, within 15 miles from land. We were successful on 100% of our shark fishing trips throughout the 2011 and 2012 season. Full Day-8 hr: $975 This is our “Surf and Turf” trip. You can begin by trolling, diamond jigging, and bottom fishing. Then take a quick stop on Block Island for lunch, shopping, or swimming. After that, you can continue fishing.

What's included

Fishing License
Rods & Reels

Boat amenities

Enclosed Cabin
Fish Finder


Catch and Keep
Catch and Release

Cancellation Policy

About Charlie Donilon

Saltwater fishing comes naturally to Captain Charlie Donilon owner of the charter boat Snappa. He has been in the Rhode Island charter fishing and diving business for over 25 years. His apprenticeship was served as a mate working three years on Pt. Judith, RI party boats and another three years on charter fishing boats in Rhode Island and Florida. He received his first 6 passenger charter license in 1974. The license was eventually upgraded to 100 tons, 100 miles, Master license in 1979. Captain Donilon holds an Associate Degree in Commercial Fisheries and Marine Technology from the University of RI and a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Arts Education from RI College. In 2008, he retired from the Warwick, RI Fire Department after twenty years of service. Six years were spent as an Emergency Medical Technician on rescue and 14 years were served on engine companies. Captain Donilon now charters his boat seven days a week piloting exciting Rhode Island fishing adventures.

Snappa Fishing and Diving Charters has specialized in Rhode Island charter fishing for over 25 years. We are a full time Rhode Island charter fishing boat available from April through late December. A member of good standing in the Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association since 1976, our RI deep sea fishing charters pursue all types of fish including cod, porgies, sea bass, tautog/blackfish, fluke, striped bass, bluefish, tuna, and sharks. We were the first Rhode Island charter boat to offer shark cage diving in RI and on the east coast of the United States back in 1976. We have also been performing ash burials at sea since 1990. We’re also renowned for sunset cruises, lighthouse tours, Narragansett Bay history cruises, bird and whale watching. Over the years, we’ve been featured by National Geographic Explorer, NESN, Chronicle, The Providence Journal, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Rodale’s Scuba Diving, RI Monthly, and On The Water.

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