Meet The Captain
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Captain Ian Leitao (USCG Certified), has always found home on the water. It began with summers on Cape Cod and the upper Narragansett Bay on his family's boat. The deep-seeded passion for the ocean stuck and continues to grow everyday. At seventeen, Ian joined the armed forces, which became his new calling in life.
In between 2006 & 2014, time was spent training and deploying to Afghanistan multiple times (unfortunately ZERO fishing there). In 2019, time in the service came to an end. Full retired with a handful of accomplishments, plus a kitbag of knowledge, Ian returned home to Rhode Island and named Newport his new home.
Fishing, surfing, or just being at the beach, the water has always provided a therapy for him. Ranger Charters aims to provide that same feeling to it's customers.
Post Deployment Trip
How many people can we take?
We can take up to 6 people.
What equipment do we use onboard?
We outfit the boat with all Penn reels both spinning and conventional, onto of the durable Ugly Stik rods.We also make most of our own bottom jigs, sinkers, and fluke rigs.
What should I bring?
Small back packs with food, water/gatorade, snacks, warm clothing, sun screen. There is a cooler and dry storage for personal belongings.
When and where do we meet you for the charter?
Trips leave depending on tides, weather (wind), so plan to be flexible tides can be predicted weather can't. Pick up locations vary.
Do you have all the safety equipment?
Yes the boat has all USCG certified life saving equipment. If you plan to bring small or young children let us know so we can make sure we have them covered or bring your own of course.
Is there a head (bathroom) on the boat?
Yes full standup head down below.
Do we only do fishing charters?
Of Course not! We offer harbor sunrise and sunset cruises, small bachelor/bachelorette parties and more. Just ask and we will try to accommodate.