Spearit Charters – Rhode Island

SpearIt Charters is Rhode Island’s Premier fishing charter.

Our vessel is a libby 38, with a 450 hp cummins engine. It is equipped with advanced electronics, including fish finding chirp sonar, GPS, AIS and radar to keep you safe and assure you have a successful day.  The vessel is equiped with a bathroom.

Captain David has been a Rhode Island commercial fisherman since the age of 15.  A competitive free diver and US national spearfishing champion. He currently holds the world record for spear gun stripped bass (68.5 lb) and pole-speared stripped bass (52.5 lb). Captain David has been running charters for over 20 years.

We caters to both beginner and advanced fishermen.  Whichever charter you choose, Captain David and his mate will make sure you have a fun and safe day on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 hour inshore P.M Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    US $700
    Nearshore fishing excursion for up to 6 passengers . Fishing gear and licenses are supplied. Price does not include mate's tip (20% is standard). This trip can be extended to up to 8 hours at $100 per hour upon request. Feel free to reach out directly to check availability for dates not showing on the calendar..
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    4 hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    US $700
    Nearshore fishing excursion for up to 6 passengers . Fishing gear and licenses are supplied. Price does not include mate's tip (20% is standard). This trip can be extended to up to 8 hours at $100 per hour upon request. Feel free to reach out directly to check availability for dates not showing on calendar.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Block Island A.M. trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Fishing Block Island for Striped Bass is an incredible experience. This is the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime. Striped Bass commonly frequent Block Island in the 30 to 50 pound class. We have you covered for all fishing gear and licenses. Price does not include mate's tip (20% is standard). This trip can be extended to up to 8 hours at $100 per hour upon request. Feel free to reach out directly to check availability for dates not shown as available.
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Block Island PM trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $1,000
    Fishing Block Island for Striped Bass is an incredible experience. This is the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime. Striped Bass commonly frequent Block Island in the 30 to 50 pound class. We have you covered for all fishing gear and licenses. Price does not include mate's tip (20% is standard). This trip can be extended to up to 8 hours at $100 per hour upon request. Feel free to reach out directly to check availability for dates not shown as available.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    Tuna trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 20
    US $2,300
    This is a 10 hour trip targeting yellowfin and bluefin tuna out to 50 miles offshore .
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spearfishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Flounder Gigging
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Cod
    Cod
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Tautog
    Tautog
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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August fishing trip
Spearfishing on the Gulf
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Angler rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
80%
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James W.
Bozrah, CT
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Block Island A.M. trip on August 20, 2023
Knowledgeable helpful friendly. All you need to have a fantastic and productive day fishing out of pt. Judith. Unfortunately...
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Jacob B.
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Spearfishing on the Gulf

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Cod/Blackfish on March 9, 2023
We hit several amazing diving spots in the Gulf and saw some incredible fish up-close! This was the hardest thing I have ever...
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Jeffrey S.
Norwalk, CT
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Memorable day of great fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 27, 2022
For someone who has barely fished in their life, these guys made it happen for me! It was super clear that they knew what they...
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Oleg L.
Brooklyn, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hours fishing with captain David

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore Bottom (PM) on August 30, 2022
It was a great experience.  Lots of fish and friendly and knowledgeable crew that helped us to get comfortable with semi rough...
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Tim B.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Crew
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4 hour tour with Captain Dave and Jim.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Bottom Group on May 6, 2022
Weather was great, water was flat, some sunshine, fish were being ornery.  As luck would have it with a 4 hour charter, they...
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FAQs about Spearit Charters – Rhode Island

Spearit Charters – Rhode Island offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group - 4 hour inshore P.M Trip (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 hour Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 5 Hour – Block Island A.M. trip (5 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 5 Hour – Block Island PM trip (5 hours)
  • US $2,300 per group - Tuna trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Spearit Charters – Rhode Island, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Spearit Charters – Rhode Island include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Spearit Charters – Rhode Island offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Spearit Charters – Rhode Island offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spearit Charters – Rhode Island include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

David Hochman
Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States
14 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2021
Captain David was raised fishing in Rhodes Island waters and has commercially fished for 35 years and running charters for over 20 years. Commercial fishing requires producing fish since you can't go home empty-handed. The captain has learned all the reefs and hot spots, many of which few know. In addition, Captain David is a competitive free diver and US national spearfishing champion. He currently holds the world record for spear gun Striped Bass and pole-speared Striped Bass. He caters to all levels, from beginners to experts.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cod Cod

Boat specs

Libby (Downeast) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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