Riptide Charters

Riptide Charters is located in Half Moon Bay and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. The crew offers sport fishing trips off the San Mateo, San Francisco coast of California and caters to smaller groups and charters.

Capt. William will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Rockfish, Lingcod, and Salmon, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, and big game fishing.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 40’ Northwest boat that can safely take up to 12 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet.

Please keep in mind that rods, reels, and terminal tackle are not included in the price of your trip. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. Bait isn’t included in the trip price, so make sure to check with the captain what your options are before the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Riptide Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Rockfish Weekday Shared
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    The crew offers personalized service to provide you with the best experience possible. You will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and start your search for delicious Rockfish. Bring your fishing gear, bait, and some snacks and drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Rockfish Weekend Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $340
    You and the rest of the group will enjoy personalized service in order to have the best experience possible. Come aboard and spend a lovely weekend day fishing for Rockfish. The trip departs at 7:00 a.m. and lasts for 8 hours.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Salmon Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    Captain William always strives to provide the best possible experience for his guests. This trip will see you and other anglers chase Salmon for 8 fun-packed hours. You will leave the dock at 6:00 a.m. and return to the dock at 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Rockfish Weekday
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,500
    Join Captain William and have a great time chasing Rockfish. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. Before you come on board, make sure to bring your fishing equipment, bait, as well as some food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Rockfish Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $2,040
    You and your family or friends will have a lovely time on the rich waters of California. Join Captain William and spend 8 fun hours targeting tasty Rockfish on a weekend day. The trip begins at 6:00 a.m. and you will return at 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $2,400
    Bring your family or friends on this exciting fishing trip for Salmon. You will enjoy 8 hours on the water chasing this tasty species and will also have fun trying to capture it. You will need to bring your fishing gear, bait, food, and drinks.
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About the Captain

William Smith
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since November 2014
Captain William Smith welcomes you for a fun and exciting fishing adventure out of Half Moon Bay. Fish near or far off the coast and enjoy beautiful nature.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Northwest (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1968. Powered by a 500HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing with William
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Angler Rating
2
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Don V.
San Jose, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with William

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day – Salmon Shared on May 9, 2022
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Wes L.
Fremont, California
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2021 catch

VERIFIED   Full Day – Salmon Shared on July 19, 2021
Wonderful trip with big king salmon.
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FAQs about Riptide Charters

Riptide Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Full Day – Rockfish Weekday Shared (8 hours)
  • $170 per person - Full Day – Rockfish Weekend Shared (8 hours)
  • $200 per person - Full Day – Salmon Shared (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 10 guests - Full Day Trip – Rockfish Weekday (8 hours)
  • $2,040 per group, additional $170 per person after 12 guests - Full Day Trip – Rockfish Weekend (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group, additional $200 per person after 12 guests - Full Day Trip – Salmon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Riptide Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Riptide Charters include:
  • First Mate

Riptide Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Riptide Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Riptide Charters include:
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon