About The Captain

Bio & Boat

Born and raised Rhode Islander Capt. 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 17, Ian joined the armed forces, which became his new calling in life.  2006 to 2014 was spent training and deploying to Afghanistan multiple times (unfortunately ZERO fishing there).  After this time in the service came to an end, fully retiring in 2019, 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.

In 2021 our charters will be taken out on the 2020 Sportsman 251. A well versed vessel that can handle trips to Block Island, and anything the Narragansett Bay has to offer. It is outfitted with the full offshore package. Powered with a Yamaha Twin 150HP, this power  allows us to move and track the fish to make the most of the trip and fish multiple spots. The boat is well suited for 6 passengers and is family friendly for the small ones. The equipment used on the boat are high quality Penn reels and custom rods, a versatile and user friendly setup.


2010 Post Deployment trip.

Last deployment mid 2013