The "Riptide" is owned and operated by Capt. William Smith. "Capt. Smitty" has worked on party boats in the Bay Area for over 40 years, has been a licensed captain for 32 years, and has been involved in Half Moon Bay fishing for the past 27 years. Much of his time in Half Moon Bay has been with Capt. John’s "Blue Horizon," as well as other boats, including the three "cat boats" – the Huli Cat, Top Cat, and Pogie Cat.
Capt. Smitty’s Riptide Sportfishing specializes in providing personalized attention to individuals and small groups. His enthusiasm for fishing 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. Seasoned fishermen in the Bay Area will know the vessel as the New Mary S. Riptide is located on "H" dock at Pillar Pt. Harbor in El Granada (near Half Moon Bay), California.
RIPTIDE SPORTFISHING is an owner/operated independent party boat
located in Pillar Point Harbor, El Granada (near Half Moon Bay), California.
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Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, California 94019
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Terms & Conditions, Cancellations & Refunds
Riptide Charters reserves the right to cancel or change trips.
Trips may be canceled due to weather, insufficient sign ups or acts of God.
Refunds are only made if the trip is canceled by the operator.
Deposit returns will be made by check and mailed.
Cancellation of reservations requires 72 hours for groups of 4 or less. For groups of 5 or more 10 days.
For groups of 5 or more a 50% deposit is required.
Balance is due on date of trip.
Charter cancellations require 10 days
Cancellations require verbal confirmation and cancellation id#
Cancellation due to weather is at the discretion of the Captain only
Children must be at least 7 years of age and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
School groups/scout groups/private parties - children must have written permission from parent or legal guardian.
Should a trip be cancelled after departing the dock, RIPTIDE SPORTFISHING will provide a 50% refund when the return is within 1 hour for half day trips; and 2 hours for full day trips. Passengers paying cash will receive their refund at the time of return to the dock. Passengers paying with a check will receive their refund by return mail.