Booking charters for 2017 season!

Watch Hill Charters

Specializing in Light Tackle and Fly Fishing in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

About Us

Serious Fishing ~ Serious Fun

 Fisher's Island and the Watch Hill Reefs produce some of the best Striper Fishing this region has to offer.  These waters produce incredible species for light tackle fishing including: Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Black Sea Bass, False Albacore and more!

Captain Ben DeMario has been providing his clients, novices and experienced anglers alike, with unforgettable light tackle fishing adventures for over 15 years.  

Bragging Sized Striped Bass

Book a charter today to get in on the incredible top water action along the beautiful Watch Hill coastline and chase the monster bass of your dreams. 

Captain Ben, born and raised on the waters of Watch Hill, has a passion for putting his clients on fish. Let his experience and enthusiasm help you land a keeper bass you'll never forget. 

Let's Go fishing!

Fishing on a 23' Pathfinder with light tackle is easy on the arms, heavy on the fun. You won't find yourself sitting down waiting your turn. With Captain Ben's experience and knowledge, you'll spend your charter - fishing! 

 Contact Captain Ben today to get in on some great top water action or to be sure and lock in your next adventure on the waters near Watch Hill, RI


Drop us a line!

(401) 474-5095

Texting is encouraged!

Gray's Boatyard

91 Watch Hill Rd, Watch Hill, Rhode Island 02891, United States

(401) 474.5095

All trips are launched from Gray's Boatyard. Located right across the street from "The Cooked Goose". Parking and restrooms are available at the boatyard.

Charter Rates

Inclement Weather

The Captain will make all weather decisions with your safety and comfort our priority. Every effort will be made to reschedule should weather force a cancellation. 

2017 Rates

  • Morning (4 hours) $400
  • Afternoon (4 hours) $400
  • Half Day (6 hours) $550
  • Night Fishing (with eels) Call for rates
  • Scenic Tours and transportation to/from Fisher's Island available. Contact the Captain for more information.

*Rates are based on 1-3 anglers. A fourth angler on any trip is an additional $75.

*Cash is the preferred form of payment. Payment is due at the time of the trip.

*Price is subject to change.

Book a Charter ~ Call/Text Captain Ben at (401) 474-5095. 

Or you can scroll up to the Contact Section and send a message via the website. Looking forward to providing you with your next saltwater light tackle fishing adventure!


"It was a great trip, not only does Capt. Ben know his stuff, he is really, really funny." Brian T.

"My wife and I went fishing last year with Captain Ben and we wore out the striped bass. We had an absolute blast!" Bishop R. 

"Wanted to say a special thanks to Captain Ben and Abby for their hospitality to me and my family this week. We had a great time! If any of my fellow outsdoorsmen are interested in tying into some monster stripers, get a hold of Capt Ben and book with Watch Hill Charters. He knows his stuff!" Joe M. 

What to Expect

Serious Fishing ~ Serious Fun

The waters between Watch HIll, RI and Fisher's Island, NY produces some of the best saltwater fishing in the North East. Watch Hill Reef is home to an incredible abundance of game fish including striped bass, bluefish, bonito and false albacore, along with bottom-fish like scup, fluke, black sea bass and blackfish. 

A local born and raised on these water, Captain Ben's passion for learning from the best, and his love for fishing has resulted in countless hours on the water mastering the art of fishing. These skills combined with a love for sharing his passion with others has resulted in many successful charters each season.

Captain Ben is a certified US Coast Guard Captain and is fully insured.  He resides in Misquamicut, RI with his wife and two sons.


Professional Instruction

Trips can be tailored to species and angler skill level. The area of Watch Hill and Fisher's Island is well known for it's Striped Bass and Blue Fish as well as Summer Flounder (Fluke), False Albacore and much more. Experienced anglers as well as beginners and kids are welcome. All charters are private parties, so all the attention is dedicated to your group.  Regardless of skill level, fishing with Captain Ben will be memorable and enjoyable! When he is not fishing, Captain Ben is a full time PE and Health teacher, and enjoys taking out both experienced anglers looking for the big striped bass, and young beginners hoping to hook up their first fish!  

Booking Your Fishing Trip

Contact the Captain to customize a trip for you. For a quick response, texting is encouraged! You are not required to purchase a fishing license. All anglers are covered under the charter license. Payment is made at the time of the trip. Cash is the preferred form of payment.

Remember, weekend dates book up quick. If your looking to to fish a particular weekend, book early and secure your trip. We recommend booking a few weeks in advance if there is a particular date you have in mind. Trips can be tailored to fit your needs. 

While catch and release is strongly encouraged, any fish kept (within regulation) will be filleted by the Captain at your request. (A 15% tip is customary and greatly appreciated!) All you need to bring are snacks, drinks, sunscreen/sunglasses, and clothes appropriate for the weather! 


Avet Reels

St. Croix Rods


Yeti Coolers

Owner Hooks

Simms Fishing Gear