Riptide Charters is an owner/operated independent Half Moon Bay sportfishing charter located in Pillar Point Harbor, El Granada (near Half Moon Bay), California. Let us customize your trip to meet the unique needs of your group! Offering Half Moon Bay sport fishing and whale watching tours off the San Mateo, San Francisco Bay area coast. Shallow water light tackle Rock Fishing Rock Fish (local or Farallone Island trips) Tuna Fishing Whale Watching and Nature Trips Burials at Sea Riptide Charters offers Half Moon Bay fishing charter, fishing trips for salmon, rock cod The "Riptide" is owned and operated by Capt. William Smith. "Capt. Smitty" has worked on sportfishing boats in the Bay Area for over forty years, has been a licensed captain for thirty years, and has been involved in Half Moon Bay sport fishing for the past twenty five years. Riptide Charters specializes in providing personalized attention to individuals and small groups. His enthusiasm for Half Moon Bay sportfishing makes your trip memorable. The F/V Riptide is a 40 fiberglass hull, equipped with turbo diesel, state-of-the art electronics, and is licensed and inspected by the United States Coast Guard. Riptide is located on "H" dock at Pillar Pt. Harbor in El Granada (near Half Moon Bay), California. Professional affiliations: Member in good standing with the Golden Gate Fishermen's Association, Masters Mates & Pilots, Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce, Diver's Alert Network, and Drug Testing Consultants Inc. INDIVIDUAL RATES (DOES NOT INCLUDE LICENSE OR TACKLE) Salmon $100 (cash) $103 (credit) weekday, weekends Rockfish (local) $88 (cash) $91 (credit) weekdays $92 (cash) $95 (credit) weekends Tuna $300 SALMON CHARTER (DOES NOT INCLUDE LICENSE OR TACKLE) SEASON OPENS 6/17 Weekday (local) charters first 12 passengers: $1200 (cash) $ 1236 (credit) $100 (cash) each additional person Weekend (local) charters first 15 passengers $1500 (cash) $1545 (credit) ($100each additional person) ROCKFISH CHARTER (DOES NOT INCLUDE LICENSE OR TACKLE) SEASON OPENS APRIL 1ST Weekday (local) charters first 12 passengers: $1056 (cash) $ 1092 (credit) $88 (cash) each additional person Weekend (local) charters first 15 passengers $1380 (cash) $1425 (credit) ($95 each additional person) FARALLON ISLANDS ROCKFISH CHARTER (DOES NOT INCLUDE LICENSE OR TACKLE) Weekday (islands) charters first 12 passengers: $1188(cash) $1224(credit) ($99(cash) $102(credit) each additional person) Weekend (islands) charters first 15 passengers: $1485 (cash) $1530 (credit) ($99 (cash) $102 (credit) each additional person) FOR CHARTERS, A 50% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD RESERVATION. CHECK IN TIME IS 6:00 AM AT THE SHOP (ALWAYS VERIFY YOUR TIME, TRIPS RETURN BETWEEN 1 AND 3 PM) TUNA CHARTER (IN SEASON) (DOES NOT INCLUDE LICENSE OR TACKLE) Tuna charters up to 6 passengers: $1800 FOR CHARTERS A 50% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD RESERVATION. CHECK-IN TIME IS 4 AM AT THE BOAT (ALWAYS VERIFY YOUR TIME) ROD RENTAL TACKLE (AVAILABLE ON BOARD THE BOAT) Rod rental is $10 per person Basic tackle kit is $12 -$18per person One Day License is $15.12 per person Available in the Shop FISH CLEANING Salmon are cleaned on board, free of charge. Rockfish and tuna can be cleaned for you for a nominal charge WHALE WATCHING 3 HOUR TRIPS: $45 (cash) $48 (credit) Regular 3-hour tour Individuals and small groups welcome Private Charters for Whale Watching/Nature trips: Weekdays - up to 12 passengers $540 (Regular 3-hour tour (High season possible 4-hour trips) Weekends - up to 15 passengers - $675 (Regular 3-hour tour) (High Season possible 4-hour trips) WHALE WATCHING ALL DAY TRIPS ARE: $85 (cash) $88 (credit) per person Weekdays $89 (cash) $92 (credit) per person Weekends Minimum of 10 people required for open loads Private Charters for Whale Watching/Nature Trips Weekdays - up to 12 people - $1020(cash) $1056 (credit) (Regular all day tour) Weekends - up to 15 people - $1320 (cash) $1380 (credit) (Regular all day tour) (minimum of 10 passengers total to run trip) BURIALS AT SEA Riptide Charters is licensed by the State of California to scatter ashes at sea. We provide this service for those who wish to have a loved one's ashes scattered on the ocean. We can carry up to 17 passengers. BASIC SCATTERING: $400 The basic scattering provides you with the exclusive use of the RIPTIDE for you and your guests (up to 17 passengers total) for one hour. There is a $2.50 per person harbor ticket charge for everyone aboard the vessel. We only take one group at a time. Being on time is critical for all concerned. MULTIPLE SCATTERINGS: $100/PERSON The additional cost for more than one cremation (husband & wife) on the same trip due to the additional paperwork. Beginners & Individuals Welcome! Corporate Team Building - Client Entertainment - Employee Rewards!! We offer special all-inclusive packages for your convenience!!! Gift Certificates!!!! Let Riptide Charters handle your group events and sportfishing needs. Please mention you found us on the World Wide Fishing Guide.
1 Johnson Pier
Half Moon Bay, California 94019