L’il Toot Charters Inc.

L’il Toot Charters Inc. offers you one of the best selections of trips in the area, targeting every major species and heading back to the harbor with a boatload of tasty fish. Charters range anywhere from 3 to 12 hours, fishing both inshore and offshore at times to suit your schedule. Capt. John Rainone brings 40 years of experience to every trip, making sure you bag a winner.

From May through November, Captain John takes groups out in search of Stripers, Bluefish, Flounder, Fluke, Tautog, Cod, Scup, and much more. You could be fishing the South Shore, Block Island, or many other great spots, depending on where the bite is best.

During the summer months from July through September, you can also head way offshore in search of monster Bluefin Tuna and pelagic Sharks. Makos, Threshers, Blues, and many more toothy predators patrol the deep waters offshore, and Rhode Island Bluefin Tuna fishing is some of the best on the whole Eastern Seaboard.

Enjoy all these trips and more aboard a 35’ custom-built fishing boat. This hardy vessel can carry 6 anglers with ease and is just as at home in the bluewater as the bay. The boat is equipped with high-tech electronics from Garmin, NorthStar, Koden, and Horizon. She has two fighting chairs, outriggers, downriggers, and a livewell full of bait - she’s ready for anything!

The boat is more than just a fishing platform, though. She has a stand-up head, a shower, a small galley, and a cabin to rest after long battles on deck. You will also find comfortable seating below deck and a high flybridge above to take in the view. Even on non-fishing charters, she is large and luxurious enough to make your day very special.

So what are you waiting for? Step aboard and get ready for some incredible fishing with one of the most experienced captains in the state!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Sharks & Tuna
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jun - 15 Oct
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This is as good as it gets in the North Atlantic. Head out to the best and most remote spots to target monster Mako, Thresher, and Blue Sharks, as well as battling big Bluefin Tuna onto the boat! 400-pound Threshers and 750-pound Bluefin have been battled onto the boat on these trips in the past - this is real titan-hunting!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Sharks & Tuna
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 7 Jul - 15 Oct
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    Head offshore in search of tasty Tuna and monster pelagic Sharks. This is some of the best bluewater fishing you can find, with Blues, Makos, Threshers, and more battling the Tuna for the chance to hit your baits! You can choose to focus on either Sharks or Tuna or go for both for the most intense fishing.
  • Private trip
    Cod Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jul - 15 Nov
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Fish south of Block Island and Coxes Ledge areas. Bait and Jig fishing
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 15 Oct
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day fishing the waters around South Shore, Newport, and Rhode Island Sound, as well as Block Island waters. This trip will see you hook into a huge range of species, from Stripers and Bluefish to Sharks and ground fish like Cod.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Twilight Bass Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jun - 30 Nov
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Head out into the afternoon sun to troll or jig for Bass and switch over to drifting Eels after dark. This is a great trip for serious anglers who want to land some real trophy fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Nov
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    We can fish South Shore or all around Block Island if you want. Target species can include Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Blackfish (Tautog), and maybe even some Sharks and ground fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Nov
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Spend a warm summer's afternoon targeting a variety of tasty species out at Block Island or the South Shore. This trip could get you on Striped Bass, Tautog, Flounder, Bluefish, and much, much more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Nov
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    We can fish at the North End of Block Island or on the South Shore area, targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Flounder, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Sep
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon fishing at the North End of Block Island or on the South Shore area. Target species vary with the time of year and can include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Flounder, and more.
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About the Captain

John Rainone
Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2015
Captain John Rainone is one of the most experienced and capable captains in Rhode Island. He has been running charters for four decades and was President of the RI Party & Charter Boat Association for over a quarter of a century. Captain John became a fisherman because he enjoyed fishing and wanted to establish a 2nd career. My customers enjoy fishing on L'il Toot and most become like family. There is no stress, yelling, or fear on L'il Toot. Capt. John and his mates are professionals that enjoy helping you catch fish and enjoying your day on the water. We cater to experienced fishermen as well as novice, women, children and families. Capt. might even cool up some of the fish you catch so you can see how good they are to eat. Just ask the Capt. any questions you have and you both will put together a great memory that will last a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Bonito
Cod

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako)
Tautog
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Custom-built (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 1997. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar 3208 TA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Bank Transfer

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4.96
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Carey P.
Lebanon, Connecticut
 5.00
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8 Hour trip !

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2019
We had a great morning trolling for striped bass and then after the bite shut down we went ground fishing. Beautiful day aboard...
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Edgardo A.
Warren, MA
 5.00
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Life is good.

VERIFIED   NEW  August 11, 2019
We couldn’t have asked for a better captain, and helper. Two wonderful people who went beyond to make our experience...
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Kyle M.
Gilsum, NH
 5.00
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   July 14, 2019
Awesome trip. Captain John and Mike did a great job. Highly recommend the lil toot
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David Y.
College Grove, TN
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 12, 2019
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Jennifer R.
Cranston, RI
 5.00
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6 hour afternoon trip w/ Captian Rainone ⚓

VERIFIED   August 12, 2018
This was a gift for my husband and his friends and family.. They had the BEST time!! It’s going to be an annual trip...
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