Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters

If you’re looking to catch and release a giant Bluefin Tuna and have the ultimate thrill of a lifetime, consider chartering F/V Blitzen.

Captain David Appolonia has over 40 years of experience fishing the waters of Rhode Island and Block Island Sound, and is the only Rhode Island charter boat focused solely on giant Bluefin Tuna. You will be traveling onboard "Blitzen", a Flowers 36’ Downeast vessel, equipped with state-of-the-art safety gear, electronics and fishing equipment to target giant Bluefin Tuna that typically range between 300 and 1,000 pounds. Fishing for giant Tuna is for experienced anglers and suggest a charter group of no more than 4 guests.

During the months of June through November, we fish commercially for giant Bluefin Tuna when the season is open, which allows us to stay on top of where the fish are.

We are now offering charters on "restricted fishing days" (when you cannot commercially fish) when giants are most likely to be around, August 15th-31st, September 16th -30th and October 15th-November 30th. 

"Catch and release charters" are designed for experienced anglers that are up to the challenge of trying find and catch the most powerful, toughest fish in the ocean.

On a typical day targeting giants, we leave the dock at 5:00 am and return by 5:00 pm. We begin the day with catching live Bluefish or Mackerel for bait and then run between 20 and 45 miles offshore to search for Whales, birds and schools of baitfish that attract giant Bluefin.

Targeting giant Bluefin Tuna is not only a challenge but an incredible adventure for experienced anglers.

This is great venue to entertain corporate clients and customers interested in big game fishing for an unforgettable experience.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Giant Bluefin Tuna Catch & Release
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Aug 31
    US $2,800
    Head offshore with a group of 5 passengers with Blitzen for a 12 hour trip for giant bluefin tuna. These trips are for very experienced anglers that are up for the challenge of finding, catching and releasing giant bluefin that can range in size from 300 to 1,000 pounds. Finding and catching a giant is no easy task, but if you are fortunate to hook one, it's an experience of a lifetime. Please reach out by text or email after you book a trip to learn more about the fishery and our past experience.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Giant Bluefin Tuna Catch & Release
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 16 - Sep 30
    US $2,800
    Head offshore with a group of 5 passengers with Blitzen for a 12 hour trip for giant bluefin tuna. These trips are for very experienced anglers that are up for the challenge of finding, catching and releasing giant bluefin that can range in size from 300 to 1,000 pounds. Finding and catching a giant is no easy task, but if you are fortunate to hook one, it's an experience of a lifetime. Please reach out by text or email after you book a trip to learn more about the fishery and our past experience.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Giant Bluefin Tuna Catch & Release
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 16 - Nov 30
    US $2,800
    Head offshore with a group of 5 passengers with Blitzen for a 12 hour trip for giant bluefin tuna. These trips are for very experienced anglers that are up for the challenge of finding, catching and releasing giant bluefin that can range in size from 300 to 1,000 pounds. Finding and catching a giant is no easy task, but if you are fortunate to hook one, it's an experience of a lifetime. Please reach out by text or email after you book a trip to learn more about the fishery and our past experience.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
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FAQs about Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters

Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $2,800 per group - Giant Bluefin Tuna Catch & Release (12 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - Giant Bluefin Tuna Catch & Release (12 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - Giant Bluefin Tuna Catch & Release (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (We fish with Penn 130 reels out of rod holders)
  • Live Bait (such as Bluefish, Mackerel and Herring)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (A cash gratuity of 20% is customary & not included)
  • Fishing License

Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (for blue fish and striped bass)
  • Offshore Fishing (Typically 20 to 50 miles offshore)

Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle (We fight them in rod holders with Penn 130 ST's.)
  • Trolling (We typically troll for Bluefish for our bait.)

Top targeted fish species with Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters include:
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Blitzen36 Giant Bluefin Charters
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
ID & license verified
Member since December 2023
Captain David Appolonia has over 40 years of experience fishing the waters of Rhode Island and Block Island Sound fishing for giant bluefin tuna. Fishing for giants off the coast or Rhode Island has been exceptional the past 5 years and decided to take our commercial fishing experience and offer "catch and release giant bluefin trips for a once-in- lifetime experience". This is a great venue to entertain clients and customers that want to catch a fish of their lifetime. Please don't forget your camera or video equipment!
Our Team
David A.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat specs

Flowers (Sportfishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 575HP Caterpillar C9 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
for blue fish and striped bass
Offshore Fishing
Typically 20 to 50 miles offshore

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
We fight them in rod holders with Penn 130 ST's.
Trolling
We typically troll for Bluefish for our bait.

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
We fish with Penn 130 reels out of rod holders
Live Bait
such as Bluefish, Mackerel and Herring
Lures
First Mate
A cash gratuity of 20% is customary & not included
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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.
No Smoking
No Alcohol
Beer only, and no glass bottles
You Keep Catch
If Bluefin is less than 73”
Crew Keeps Catch
if giant is caught on a non-restricted fishing day
Catch and Release Mandatory
for giant Tuna on restricted fishing days.

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

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