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Captain Dick Bellavance

Capt. Dick has been a lifelong resident of the ocean state and he has made the sea the focus of his career. As a high school science teacher, he has taught his students Oceanography, Biology, and Aquaculture. Dick has spent thousands of hours at sea, engaged in a variety of commercial and recreational activities, learning to read the water.  This ability is a vital necessity for providing safe and productive fishing trips. He acquired his U.S.C.G. master license in 1972. 

His desire to teach and his social confidence assure your fishing trip will be both educational and fun. Dick provides to you what he would expect from a professional charter captain. 


Captain Rick Bellavance

Capt. Rick is also a lifelong Rhode Island resident. Under the watchful eye of his dad, Rick began his career on the water at 10 years old. Here, he would run his 12 foot wooden skiff around Narragansett Bay chasing shellfish and winter flounder. He has worked on some of Point Judith's most respected charter boats and is quietly gaining the reputation as a professional skipper. Rick acquired his U.S.C.G. 100 ton Masters License in 1994. He is the current President of the Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association and a member of the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council. Capt. Rick sits on several regional and federal advisory boards.

Rick is currently a Captain on the Warwick Fire Department and has proven to be very stable in the face of adversity. His advanced medical training adds to the safety aspect of Priority Charters. As a PADI certified Dive Instructor, Rick is as comfortable in the water as he is on the bridge or running the cockpit.



Captain Rick with a huge tuna