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
    Cod Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Nov 15
    $1,100
    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 May 15 - Oct 15
    $850
    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
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 30
    $750
    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. Departure times can be flexible, feel free to discuss it with the captain.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 30
    $650
    We can fish at the North End of Block Island or on the South Shore area, targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Flounder, and more. Departure times can be flexible, feel free to discuss it with the captain.
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About the Captain

John Rainone
Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cod Cod

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

Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Bluefin) 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Madison, NH
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6 hour trip with John and first mate Mike

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 27, 2020
I took my to 2 adult kids to fish for Stripers and had the greatest fishing day in years.  John has been fishing these waters...
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Middletown, CT
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8 hour trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 17, 2020
My two son in laws and I had a great day on the lil toot. Captain John and mate mike were both friendly and professional. They...
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 18, 2020
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Twilight Bass Fishing on July 5, 2020
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FAQs about L’il Toot Charters Inc.

L’il Toot Charters Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Cod Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with L’il Toot Charters Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Stand up head)
  • Fighting Chair (2 fighting chairs in cockpit)
  • GPS (Garmin and NorthStar)
  • Fishfinder (Koden)
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (Hot & cold water/sink, microwave)
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers (For offshore trolling)
  • Ice Box (and live fish well)

Trips booked with L’il Toot Charters Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All are provided free)
  • Live Bait (Eels are extra during the day)
  • Lures (We provide all)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (mate cleans & fillets all fish)
  • Snacks ( If wanted can be provided and $$ added to the trip)
  • Drinks ( If wanted can be provided and $$ added to the tri)
  • First Mate (Assist you all day and filet your catch.)
  • Fishing License (you do not need one. Boat covers you)
  • Lunch ( If wanted can be provided and $$ added to the tri)

L’il Toot Charters Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Narragansett Bay, Block Island, RI Sound)
  • Offshore Fishing (Block Island Sound, RI Sound, Atlantic Ocean)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

L’il Toot Charters Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (trolling & bait fishing for tuna and shark)

Top targeted fish species with L’il Toot Charters Inc. include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cod
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)