ABOUT THE CAPTAIN & HIS BOAT
ABOUT SALT AND MIST SEA TOURS LLC
Captain Joe Pistone was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Hudson Valley Region of upstate New York. Upon moving to New England nearly 25 years ago, he was intrigued with its abundant history and completely fell in love with the North Atlantic Ocean. In Maine, he spent nearly every day on Casco Bay, exploring lighthouses and old military forts, landing and camping on numerous islands and witnessing the abundant amount of sea life of the Gulf of Maine. In 2015, he relocated to Florida and enrolled into the United States Coast Guard’s “Captain School” and upon completion in 2016, Salt and Mist Sea Tours was born, offering Lighthouse and Seal Tours as well as Sunset Cruises on Casco Bay. Due to its success, Salt and Mist Sea Tours expanded and in 2017, opened a second location in St. Petersburg, Florida, offering Dolphin, Bird and Manatee tours and as well as stunning Sunset Cruises on the Gulf of Mexico. In 2018, Salt and Mist Sea Tours officially became a Limited Liability Company in both Florida and in Maine.
In addition to Salt and Mist Sea Tours LLC, Captain Joe works as a Captain at a 109 year old maritime camp in Kennebunkport, Maine teaching children how to fish for Maine lobster with his “Critter Cruise”, teaches proper boat safety and general navigation in his “Power Squadron” class and takes them on adventures to Goat Island and Cape Porpoise Lighthouse on his ‘Island Picnic at Sea” class. He has also worked as a Sea Captain conducting Eco tours within the 10,000 Islands off of Marco Island, Florida.
Captain Joe holds a dual Bachelor Degree in Arts and Sciences from American International College in Springfield, MA and is a graduate of the prestigious “Captain School” in Cape Coral, Florida. He is certified in First Aid and CPR, holds a US Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Sea Captain.