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Address: 33 State St, Narragansett, RI 02882-5712
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+1 401-783-4988
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Frances Fleet offers Deep Sea Fishing Trips Year Round and Nature/Whale...

The Frances Fleet offers Deep Sea Fishing Trips Year Round and Nature/Whale Watch Excursions in July and August. Our fishing trips include half day, full day, night trips and also Long Range Tuna Trips. Our trips are geared toward the novice who brings his family for a half day fishing trip in the summer and also to the more experienced fishermen who enjoys our two and three day tuna trips in the fall. Depending on the season we fish for fluke, cod, seabass, scup, striped bass, bluefish, tautog and tuna. In July and August we also offer Nature/Whale Watch Excursions. Off the coast of Block Island is a perfect area for whales to feed during the summer months. Possible sightings include, humpbacks, finbacks and minke whales. Also dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, sunfish and many different species of bird life.

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Party boat fishing

Have been on the boat several times in the past.The boat is comfortable,the fellow passengers are usually social and chatty if you put the effort into meeting new people.Have not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2016
steven s
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Vernon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The crew was very nice. One thing I do is give the crew a tip at the beginning of the day. This way they know who I am incase I need help. Also most people fish in the front or the back of the boat. Stay away from the crowd and lets tangles. I caught my limit of cod yesterday.... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Have been on the boat several times in the past.The boat is comfortable,the fellow passengers are usually social and chatty if you put the effort into meeting new people.Have not been very successful on most of my trips.But fellow fisherman have done very well.Nice way to get out for the day.As they say a bad day of fishing is still... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We are Canadian, and travel quite a distance to R.I. one thing that has been on our list for several years now is to go whale watching. Bought 4 tickets several years ago, initial whale watching trip cancelled, they gave us 4 vouchers to use next trip, no expiry. We have tried several times to use these vouchers, made reservations,... More 

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Monterey, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you happen to be there when the boat comes in you will notice that few people come off with fish in their coolers. And they intentionally take you to areas where the boat will catch very little. If by some luck the boat starts catching they move the boat and will be back at the dock early.

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

Fished with them several times. The place is well run and no complaints. Always caught bottom fish and did fairly well .

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Monterey, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

It never fails whatever time of year that the end result is very little if any fish at the end of the day. What else could happen when the captain takes the boat to fishless waters. You are charged quite a bit for a day that you will regret.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful cruise saw 2 sperm whales took some nice photos. Worth every dollar. A must do !! Bring a jacket ,hat and sunblock!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

I signed up for half day Fluke fishing. I am a 3rd generation lobsterman so I know the habitat of various fish. I decided o take my nephew fishing specifically for fluke. When we arrived at the grounds I noticed that my sinker continued to drag over rocky bottom. The few fish that were being caught were black bass and... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I decided to take the half-day whale watching tour. Somewhere along the line, my fingers inadvertently selected the wrong date for the tour on the on-line website. When I realized the morning of the tour that our tour date was actually for the previous week I totally panicked. One call to the office and the wonderful folks... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Excellent half day trip- we landed some nice fluke and a pair of sea bass. My son, who is 16, loved it. Crew was nice and helpful. Boat was fine- it is a party boat and no better or worse than usual. Bathrooms were a little iffy, but that is to be expected. Very good value for the money. Will... More 

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