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About RipTide Your Small Charter Specialist

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Riptide Charters

Your Small Charter Specialist
Salmon, Rock Fish & Ling CodBurials at Sea
Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 

Riptide Charters
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Captain Smitty

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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