We Offer:

  • PERSONALIZED TOURS
  • CUSTOM CORPORATE CHARTER PACKAGES
  • TEAM BUILDING
  • SPECIALTY TRIPS 
  • LET US CUSTOMIZE A TRIP TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE AVAILABLE  on request

All reservations are made by e-mail or telephoning us directly:

From San Francisco: 650-728-8433
Toll Free: 888-RIPTIDE (888-747-8433)


  • Please designate one person in your group to handle your reservations.
  • A 50% deposit is required to reserve the boat for your group of 5 or more.
  • The balance of the fares will be collected on the morning of the trip (cash or Credit card)
  • We can assist charter groups with meal planning for an additional charge (please call for details).
  • We recommend that you confirm reservations the afternoon before your scheduled trip.


All prices are subject to change without notice.
Please designate one person in your group to handle your reservations.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve the boat for your group of 5 or more.

The balance of the fares will be collected on board the vessel before departure (payments are accepted in credit card, cash or by check or money order).

We can assist charter groups with lunch planning for an additional charge. Please call for details.

We recommend that you confirm reservations the night before your scheduled trip.

Cancellations & Refund Terms & Conditions
Trips are subject to cancellation by RIPTIDE SPORTFISHING due to unfavorable weather conditions, insufficient sign-ups, or acts of God.

Exclusive charter reservations are held with a 50% deposit. Advance deposits for individual reservations may be required during peak booking periods at the discretion of RIPTIDE SPORTFISHING. Refunds are only made if the trip is cancelled by the operator. Charter refunds may be made if the group cancels ten days in advance and we are able to replace the booking with another group. For individuals the cancellation policy is 72 hours before departure. 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 there refund by return mail.

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Riptide Charters

Your Small Charter Specialist
Salmon, Rock Fish & Ling Cod
Burials at Sea
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.

Beginners & Individuals  Welcome!

Corporate Team Building - Client Entertainment - Employee Rewards.
We offer special all-inclusive packages for your convenience.
Please call or email to check availability for future dates that are unlisted.


Individual rates (does not include license or tackle)
Salmon $99 (cash) $102 (credit) weekday, weekends
Rockfish (local)
$82 (cash) $85 (credit) weekdays
$87 (cash) $90 (credit) weekends
Tuna $300

Rockfish Charter (does not include license or tackle)

Season opens April 1st 
- Weekday (local) charters first 12 passengers:
$984 (cash) $ 1020 (credit)
$82 (cash) each additional person
- Weekend (local) charters first 15 passengers:
$1305 (cash) $1350 (credit)
($87 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)

Salmon Charter (does not include license or tackle)
- Weekday charters first 12 passengers: $ 1188 (cash) $1224 (credit)

($99 each additional person)
- Weekend charters first 15 passengers: $1485 (cash) $1530 (credit)

($99 each additional person)
For charters a 50% deposit is required to hold reservation
Check in time is 5:00 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 -$14 per 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 All day trips are:
$80 (cash) $83 (credit) per person Weekdays
$80 (cash) $83 (credit) per person Weekends
Minimum of 10 people required for open loads.
Private Charters for Whale Watching/Nature Trips 
Weekdays - up to 12 people  -  $960 (cash) $996 (credit) (Regular all day tour)
Weekends - up to 15 people  -  $1200 (cash) $1245 (credit) (Regular all day tour)


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.


Unaccompanied Scattering:
We now offer to receive your loved ones cremains by mail and can scatter them for you. The basic cost for this is $100 per individual. This can be documented with a picture for you as well as the purchase of flowers (additional fees). Please inquire for these special services.


For loved ones who are cremated outside of the State of California, it is necessary for us to obtain a Disposition Permit. Please contact us for details on obtaining this permit before mailing cremains to us.