Bragaboutit Charters

Bragaboutit Charters invites you to a fine day of fishing in Newport, Rhode Island, inshore as well as offshore. Come aboard Captain Chad Braga’s comfy boat fitted with everything you need for an enjoyable and successful fishing trip and have fun chasing various prized fish that reside in the area’s productive waters. Pick your day and join Captain Chad on a lovely fishing adventure you’ll remember for a long time!

You’ll fish from a restored 23’ Seacraft center console powered by a 225 HP Honda engine. It sits up to 4 anglers and features a wireless trolling motor for a more quiet approach to the fish, an ice-box to store your catch and drinks, and a multimedia system. The boat’s equipped with outriggers, a livewell, and uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, radio, as well as radar navigation technology.

The species you can target are Bluefin Tuna, Thresher and Mako Shark, Striped Bass, and Flounder. The wide choice of fishing techniques you can use includes bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and drift fishing, all using light and heavy tackle. You can choose if you’ll keep your catch or release it and you’re free to bring kids on your trip.

You’re covered for all the tackle, bait, licenses, as well as fish cleaning and filleting. Simply bring your favorite snacks and drinks and you’ll be set to go on your fishing journey.

Come join Bragaboutit Charters and spend a great day of fishing in Newport!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    Depart with Captain Chad at 6:00 a.m. and spend 4 morning hours chasing fish and enjoying the water. The captain and covers you for all the fishing gear and licenses, meaning you should only pack the food and drinks of your choice before you leave.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $650
    Start your trip in the afternoon and spend 4 lovely hours fishing and enjoying the lovely surroundings. You're taken care of when it comes to fishing gear and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice and have a great time on the water!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Embark on this 8-hour sea adventure and chase fish and enjoy the water even longer. You and the captain will depart at 6:00 a.m. and target any of the prized species that roam the productive waters around Newport. The only things you should bring with you are your food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Tuna / Shark
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $1,250
    This trip brings you the ultimate angling experience. Starting at 6:00 a.m., you and the captain will loads of fun chasing Tuna and/or Shark for 10 hours. As with all other trips, the captain will supply you with all the gear as well as licenses, so you should only bring some snacks and drinks.

About the Captain

Chad Braga
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
ID & License verified
23 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Angler's Choice
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Come visit Newport and spend a day fishing with Captain Chad. He's a friendly angler who knows how to make your day on the water as good as possible, so join him inshore and offshore and have lots of fun catching fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Flounder Flounder
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark

Boat specs

Seacraft (Center console) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Unique M.
Providence, Rhode Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing trip and catches with Bragaboutit Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 10, 2022
My husband and friends had an absolute blast with Capt Braga and his mate. They all caught monster stripers. The crew was super...
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Robert R.
Pleasant Valley, NY
Excellent
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chad

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on November 6, 2022
Great day fishing . Limited out . Great all around captain with great conversation while fishing .
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Paul C.
Middletown, Connecticut
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Catch of the day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 9, 2022
Awesome time with an experienced and friendly captain Chad. New exactly where to fish and catch the big ones. Caught 18 strippers...
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Marissa V.
Fairfield, CT
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain chad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 12, 2022
We had a great day.  The captain was super knowledgeable. We caught a ton of fish and even fillet’d them for us.  Great...
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Elizabeth R.
Bridgman, MI
Excellent
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Half Day Trip with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2022
Captain Chad was awesome! He was knowledgeable, friendly and fun!
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FAQs about Bragaboutit Charters

Bragaboutit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Tuna / Shark (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Bragaboutit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bragaboutit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Bragaboutit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Bragaboutit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bragaboutit Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)