Bonita II Sportfishing Charters

Come visit the Ocean State for some exciting, rod-bending action and book your next trip with Bonita II Sportfishing! Captain Tim Terranova has been running charters for 30 years, introducing people to Rhode Island’s rugged yet beautiful coastline, and having customers fall in love with his home state.

The captain’s 36’ vessel is the only charter boat stationed in Watch Hill Harbor so it’s easy to find. Get ready to cruise the shores in style while being propelled by twin 375 HP Cummins engines. The boat includes state-of-the-art navigational technology, electronics, and a private head. She accommodates up to 6 guests per trip – everyone can bottom fish simultaneously, while 4 can surface fish, and 2 can jig at the same time.

You can already expect to hit productive fishing grounds only 15 minutes from shore. You’ll have a choice between light and heavy tackle while trolling, jigging, spinning, drifting, or bottom fishing. Your main target species will be Rhode Island’s official state fish, the Striped Bass, as well as Black Seabass, Flounder, Bluefish, and many more! After you land a keeper, snap a quick picture and have Capt. Tim clean and fillet your catch for you, free of charge.

Top-quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels are provided, as well as artificial bait and lures. Your captain will take care of your fishing license for you, so you can keep your eye on the prize and focus on the actual fishing.

Make Rhode Island your next fishing destination and try hooking a Grand Slam with Bonita II Fishing Charters! Capt. Tim will take care of you no matter your level of experience and accommodate each trip based on your needs and preferences. Just be sure to pack some of your favorite snacks and drinks, a pair of sunglasses, and a camera to create lasting memories!

First Mate - Gratuity expected and appreciated.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Oct 15
    $725
    Hop aboard Capt. Tim's sportfishing charter and prepare to be amazed! On this trip, you'll be targetting a range of species, from Striped Bass to Flounder and even Cod or Pollock. You'll have a first mate on board for assistance (gratuity required), and you'll be provided with tackle, bait, and a fishing license. This trip is perfect for the family and well-suited for all levels of experience, so book your trip ASAP while availability lasts!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Oct 15
    $725
    Book a charter with Bonita II Sportfishing and experience the wild side of Rhode Island's beautiful coastline. Target a variety of fish including Flounder, Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Cod, and many more! You'll have a first mate on board for assistance (gratuity required), and you'll be provided with tackle, bait, and a fishing license. Bring sunglasses, snacks, drinks, and of course a camera to make the memories last!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Oct 15
    $950
    9 hours of action-packed fishing requires some patience, endurance, good spirit, and a little bit of elbow grease. As long as you got that, you're ready for a full day on the water targeting some incredible Atlantic game fish. Come face-to-gill with Black Seabass, Flounder, Striped Bass, and more, as you test out a few different techniques. There will be a first mate on board to assist with anything you may need. Gratuity is customary. This trip comes with everything to ensure a safe and fun trip!
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Aug 15 (Mon)
    $1,800
    This extended offshore trip will see you trolling the deep blue waters off the coast of Rhode Island. Put your focus and endurance to the test as you try and land Black Seabass, Yellowfin Tuna, Pollock, and many more! You will have a first mate with you at all times (tips are customary) and gear, tackle, and a fishing license are provided. Just show up ready for a good time, and remember, keep calm and fish on!
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About the Captain

Tim Terranova
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
ID & License verified
24 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since March 2019
Captain Tim Terranova has been running charters for 30 years. His love for the ocean is encoded in his DNA, passed down from his father who was a captain for 50 years. His father instilled the same love and passion in him that he carried with him throughout all those years. Capt. Tim’s earliest and fondest memories of his childhood are fishing with his father. He loves inspiring younger generations to embrace that same admiration for the open waters, as he once did as a young child. Capt. Tim always provides the best quality service to all of his customers, as well as state-of-the-art tackle and gear. Book your next trip with Bonita II Sportfishing and enjoy the ride of your life while creating lasting, nautical memories!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Haterras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 375HP Cummins engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
The captain's primary technique.
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
Air Conditioning
GPS
3 of them!
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Stereo

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano & Penn.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tipping policy – 15% minimum.
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No minimum age.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Stirling V. W.
Shelton, Connecticut
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Full day - in shore

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2022
Captain Tim monitored the weather and fishing reports ahead of our trip. He kept us well informed and let us know what to expect....
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Mrudhul M.
Rocky Hill, CT
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 12, 2022
Heavy hitters was there had an awesome trip . Thanks cap Tim and crew member . Very friendly and supportive . Will come again...
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Michael B.
Weston, MA
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Such a great trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 7, 2022
Had a great time. Best charter we’ve had yet. Highly recommend.
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Kim D.
Maytown, PA
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 16, 2022
It was a great experience
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Robert C.
Webberville, TX
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 30, 2022
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FAQs about Bonita II Sportfishing Charters

Bonita II Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $725 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $725 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Bonita II Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private head
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS 3 of them!
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Stereo
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bonita II Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano & Penn.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tipping policy – 15% minimum.)
  • Fishing License

Bonita II Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Bonita II Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (The captain's primary technique.)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bonita II Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Pollock
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)