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 his 26’ bluewater center console powered by a 300 hp Suzuki engine. It sits up to 5 anglers w/ an ice-boxs to store your catch and drinks, and a multimedia system. The boat’s equipped with outriggers, downriggers, 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
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Flounder Gigging
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $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!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Flounder Gigging
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $1,150
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Flounder Gigging
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Fall Tautog
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 1
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $1,200
    Blackfish, also known locally as tautog, are hard fighting and excellent tasting bottom feeding fish. These fish are resident fish that spend the winter offshore in deep water, returning inshore from spring to late fall. Newport Rhode Island has some of the best fishing on the east coast. Fall months gives anglers the best opportunity to catch legal and trophy blackfish Best Months- September through November.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Tuna / Shark
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $1,350
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Experience
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Mike M.
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 21, 2024
My son had never went fishing before and for his 16th birthday planned a trip to CT and RI. This trip was part of a bigger...
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James T.
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Awesome charter and fishing w/ Chad!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 5, 2024
We had a great day of fishing for striped bass off Newport with Captain Chad! Highly recommend!
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Tom L.
Excellent
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Capt Chad Fish Whisperer...

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 4, 2024
Stripers weren’t easy pickings today, but Capt. Chad worked his magic and everyone landed at least two. Great family trip,...
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Casey M.
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Great time!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 22, 2024
Awesome captain, awesome equipment, highly recommend this to everybody
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Kathryn N.
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What a fun morning!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
Everyone got a fish, some even 2.  A great time was had by all.
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FAQs about Bragaboutit Charters

Bragaboutit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,150 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Fall Tautog (8 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Tuna / Shark (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Bragaboutit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Toilet under console for the ladies.
  • 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 (I provide all live bait, and catch prior to trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (All fish of legal harvest are filleted.)
  • Fishing License (My boat license’s cover everyone on my boat in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.)

Bragaboutit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Inshore trips are a few miles offshore, tuna trips will average 10-50 miles offshore.)

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)

Meet the Captain

Chad Braga
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
37 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

Bluewater (Center console) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Inshore trips are a few miles offshore, tuna trips will average 10-50 miles offshore.

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Toilet under console for the ladies.
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
I provide all live bait, and catch prior to trip.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
All fish of legal harvest are filleted.
Fishing License
My boat license’s cover everyone on my boat in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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
No infants
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

Recent fishing reports

MONSTER STRIPERS
MONSTER STRIPERS
July 6, 2024
The striped bass fishing has been amazing!! Come catch a fish of a lifetime!!
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The fishing has been amazing!!
The fishing has been amazing!!
June 25, 2024
We have been heading out and getting on the fish in a timely manner, love to crack jokes, and give you a full tutorial of not just how to target large fish, but we are doing what we are doing.
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