If you’re an experienced angler who’s looking for some thrilling fishing action, or if you’re a familly person looking to make some good memories, Tall Tailz Charters will provide you with some interesting trips. So come down to Jamestown and have a fishing adventure in comfort and style. You’ll be under the guidance of Captain Connor Macleod who’ll spark your passion for fishing.

You’ll be cruising the local waters on board the JC, downseat model from 1979, which was restored in 2015. It is 31’ and it holds enough space to host 4 guests per trip. The boat is fitted with a single Cummins engine that can reach the top speed of 26 kn. If you want to do your best trolling game, you can use the outriggers, and also fishfinding equipment is available.

This charter covers a wide area that includes inshore, nearshore, and offshore locations. More active anglers will love all the pelagic fish available. You can grapple with Blue Marlin, or you can target several species of Tuna. If you want to take it slow you can go after delicious Flounder. There are several fishing techniques you can try like light tackle, deep sea fishing, and trolling, to name some.

Families with children are welcome. The charter covers your Rhode Island fishing island and it will also provide you with the necessary fishing equipment, lures, and baits. The crew offers drinks as refreshments, and for your greater comfort, you can use the onboard kitchen, toilet, and bed. There’s even snorkeling equipment for relaxation.  If you need additional help, you can ask the first mate. You can keep your catch, and the crew will help you with the cleaning.

Don’t miss out to have a memorable adventure on the ocean so contact Tall Tailz Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $750
    Our half-day inshore charters are geared towards the light tackle enthusiast. We primarily target Striped Bass, Bluefish, bottom fish, False Albacore, and Bonito. We're only a 5-minute ride to the typical fishing grounds. This h-hour trip option is the best bang for your buck! *All of our gear is top of the line custom fishing rods and brand new Daiwa reels*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $750
    The light tackle enthusiasts who like their fishing action later during the day will love this 4-hour trip. We primarily target Striped Bass, Bluefish, bottom fish, False Albacore, and bonito. We're only a 5-minute ride to the typical fishing grounds. This half-day trip option is the best bang for your buck! *All of our gear is top of the line custom fishing rods and brand new Daiwa reels*
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,100
    If you want to practice your light tackle skills this 8-hour trip is perfect for you. Spend a full day on the ocean and target Striped Bass, Bluefish, bottom fish, False Albacore, and Bonito. We're only a 5-minute ride to the typical fishing grounds. This trip option is the best bang for your buck if you're looking to fish all day! *All of our gear is top of the line custom fishing rods and brand new Daiwa reels*
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fall Tautog
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31
    $1,200
    There is an amazing tautog fishery here in RI. These trips are typically action-packed with opportunity to keep plenty of fish to take home. The captain provides live green Crab and white Crab as bait to optimize your experience. He also provides custom Tog jigs and rigs for you to use.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Run And Gun Albies
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    At the end of each season, there are a few months where these inshore waters are loaded with bait and transient predatory fish. Run-and-gun style fishing means actively chasing and casting to breaking fish on the surface. These trips are tons of fun. You can expect to catch False Albacore, Bonito, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Frigate, Chub, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Block Island/Cuttyhunk Trophy Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $1,350
    RI is known for monster Stripers. The Mecca of these beasts is found at the offshore islands off the coast of RI. We offer nighttime trips that last 10 hours going to both Block Island and Cuttyhunk. While there are no guarantees in fishing, these trips offer your best shot at the fish of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Nearshore Shark/Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $1,500
    These are our favorite trips we offer. Here in RI, we are only a short ride to some of the best Tuna and Shark fishing grounds on the East Coast. We're sport-oriented and we target fish (even the big ones) on spinning gear and light tackle. Expect to catch Tuna species, Mako Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Blue Sharks, Porbeagles, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin species. These 12-hour trips are tipically for the more serious angler. *All of our gear is top of the line custom fishing rods and brand new Daiwa reels*
  • Private trip
    12 Hours – Cape Cod/Bluefin Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    $1,650
    During the late summer and fall, we target both giant Bluefin Tuna commercially as well as smaller Bluefin on spinning gear. For these 12-hour trips, we either keep our big boat docked in Cape Cod for the commercial season or trailer our smaller boat to different locations depending on where the best bite is. These trips are intense with nothing but the biggest baddest fish in the ocean. With the exception of commercial giant Tuna fishing, all of these trips are light tackle jig and pop style.
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About the Captain

Connor Macleod
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
7 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
I've been fishing my entire life. From day 1 as a 7 year old kid on my grandfathers Downeaster to today operating 2 boats, tournament fishing and running over 150+ guided trips a year! I live and breathe saltwater sport fishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

JC (Downeast) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 380HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Newport to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Full day with captain Connor
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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James F.
Millis, MA
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Full day with captain Connor

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on July 30, 2022
One of the best days I’ve had in a long time. The fishing was amazing, and everything went above and beyond any expectations!...
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Dan W.
Newport, Rhode Island
Excellent
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Newport full day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on June 24, 2022
The trip began with captain Connor picking us up at our marina.  We were staying at a condo on the water and he picked us...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 9, 2022
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Michael D.
Westwood, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Connor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on October 2, 2021
Captin Connor super knowledgeable and kind. He was very patient and knows how to catch fish. We had a great trip will definitely...
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Charles H.
Washington, DC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Connor and Alex.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on November 6, 2021
Perfect day, lots of big togs, great crew.
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FAQs about Tall Tailz Charters

Tall Tailz Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Fall Tautog (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Run And Gun Albies (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Block Island/Cuttyhunk Trophy Bass (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Nearshore Shark/Tuna (12 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 12 Hours – Cape Cod/Bluefin Tuna (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Tall Tailz Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tall Tailz Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

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

Tall Tailz Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tall Tailz Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)