Learning the basics of boat operation and safety is best done before your first trip to the marina or launch ramp


Take a break and sit back as you enjoy the different aspects and views of the water.

About us

Are you taking full advantage of Narragansett Bay and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean shoreline? Well if not, Tails Up is here to be your “Salt Water Connection.” Whether you are a novice or advanced around the salt water, we have something for you. Rhode Island is comprised of over 400 miles of saltwater coastline and it’s a great natural resource that offers plenty to explore year round. So don’t miss out and expedite your knowledge with our services. Explore our website and try one or more of the offerings for an experience that will last. A great customer experience is our ultimate goal, and we are always open to discussing program modifications and special requests.

*Fully licensed and insured.

*Most major credit cards accepted.

Learn to fish with Kyle or mark

You will learn in privacy and at your own pace through one on one coaching from shore, boat or even inside depending on the specific task. We offer a number of ideas on coaching topics and are open to specific customer requests.


From Striped Bass, Tautog, and Fluke in Upper Narragansett Bay to Offshore fishing the Tuna Grounds for Sharks, Tuna off Cape Cod!

Meet The Crew

Captain Kyle Paparelli

Kyle is the future of sport fishing and is a force to be reckoned with. Pelagic is his specialty (especially tuna) off the coast and in the blue canyons.

Captain Mark Paparelli

As a result of growing up on the bay, my passion for saltwater is unparalleled. Fishing and teaching boating are my focus to keep the sport alive and safe!

Katie Paparelli

At an early age, Katie was introduced to saltwater and enjoys boating and fishing. She supports our training and safety programs on the water.



Sunset tours offered after 2pm.