Your Small Charter Specialist
Salmon, Rock Fish & Ling Cod, Burials at Sea
Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, California 94019
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With over 30 years of providing this service, we believe that a personalized one on one service is the best way to help people honor their loved ones.
We hold all of the necessary permits and licenses to disperse ashes at sea, including:
We are fully insured and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry up to 17 passengers.
The F/V RIPTIDE is a charter vessel operating from Pillar Point Harbor. Pillar Point Harbor is located 4 miles north of Half Moon Bay and just south of San Francisco, California. One of our special services is to help you to respectfully and economically memorialize your loved ones with ashes scattering on the ocean. For cremated remains burials at sea, we bring our personal experiences with the loss of loved ones to our clients. We understand the difficulty surrounding this time and work closely with our clients to ensure that their wishes are met. Our Captain can provide you with a Certificate commemorating the date and exact location (longitude & Latitude of the cremation dispersal) for a fee of $10.
The RIPTIDE is owned and operated by Captain William Smith. All arrangements are made directly with us and we will customize the memorial to meet your needs. Capt. Smitty is a veteran charter skipper with over thirty five years of experience operating boats from local Bay Area harbors
Riptide is located on H-Dock at Pillar Point Harbor near Half Moon Bay, California.
Driving from the East, follow Hwy. 92 West to Half Moon Bay. At Hwy. 1 turn right and travel North approximately 5 miles to Capistrano road. Turn left at the light and take the next left into Pillar Point Harbor.
Driving from the North, take Hwy. 1 South through Pacifica and past Devil’s Slide. Just beyond the Half Moon Bay airstrip, turn right at the light at Capistrano Road and take the first left into Pillar Point Harbor.
At the harbor, you may drive out onto Johnson’s Pier to H-Dock to drop off passengers and then return to the parking lot where you can park all day for free.
The Riptide is located on your left at the base of the ramp at H-Dock Berth 1.
We offer a peaceful resting place for those you loved and cared about. Our service reserves the boat exclusively for your group for the 1 hour service. Our special service helps you to respectfully memorialize your loved ones with scattering of ashes upon the ocean. We bring our personal experiences with the loss of loved ones to our clients. We understand the difficulty surrounding this time and work closely with our clients to ensure their wishes are met.
Contact us for any concerns you may have.
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.
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