Obsessed with fishing…

Seriously. OBSESSED.


Capt. Matt, the owner and operator of Wise Kraken Charters, has been fishing for as long as he can remember. His first trusty vessel was a 12′ aluminum dingy with an 8 HP outboard engine, but he outgrew it and began working as a deckhand on party boats in Galilee, RI in his teens. In 2011, he became a captain, earning his USCG Master’s 100-ton Captain License. None of this has dampened his fervor to fish. When he’s not working on a fishing boat, he’s fishing  – in the local salty waters, or on any frozen pond or lake if the winter seas are uncooperative.  For Capt. Matt, fishing = life.

Today, he’s living  his dream (earning a living by doing what he loves) aboard the 38′ “Laura Ann” – sharing his passion, experience and expertise in fishing the waters south of RI with anglers of all ages and ability levels. Who better to take you out for an unforgettable day of fishing?!

Capt. Matt at the helm

Meet our boats


“Laura Ann”

The 38′ downeast style “Laura Ann” was built by Evans Boats Inc. in Maryland, designed to be a fishing workhorse. She boasts twin Cummins engines (which help her cruise comfortably at 20+ knots) and a spacious 12×17′ cockpit with ample rail space for anglers. But the “Laura Ann” features some creature comforts, too, including an enclosed cabin (heated) that contains a booth, three comfortable bunks and a well-equipped head, as well as the helm where Capt. Matt works his magic. 

Fishing aboard the “Laura Ann” is a joy, thanks to her stability and well-designed fishing platform. She is U.S. Coast Guard inspected and licensed to carry twelve (12) passengers on exposed waters.

Laura Ann

The 38′ “Laura Ann”

Ruby Brown

Photographer

Dollie Curry

Support Staff

'Miss Marie' at sea

The 48′ “Miss Marie”

“Miss Marie”

The “Miss Marie” is a 48′ custom Chesapeake powered by a pair of turbocharged Cummins engines (easily reaching over 20 knots cruising speed). The cockpit is massive, with uninterrupted rail space. The cabin is spacious, with updated electronics, and plenty of comfortable seating. This ultra-stable boat was built to fish, and is U.S. Coast Guard inspected and licensed to carry 28 passengers on limited coastwise routes (20 miles).