Captain Joe Pistone was born in Brooklyn and raised in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. While living on coastal Maine, he spent most summer days boating to historic lighthouses and exploring the islands on the Gulf of Maine. In 2015, he relocated to Florida and enrolled into the U.S. Coast Guard’s “Captain School”. Upon completion, Salt and Mist Sea Tours was born, offering Lighthouse Tours, Whale Watching, Lobstering and Sunset Cruises in Maine. In 2017, Salt and Mist Sea Tours opened a second location in St. Petersburg, Florida offering Dolphin & Island Tours and Sunset Cruises. In 2018, Salt and Mist Sea Tours officially became a Limited Liability Company in both Maine and Florida and in 2019, TripAdvisor, the worlds largest travel website, rated Salt and Mist Sea Tours as the top rated Boat Tour Company in St. Petersburg, FL, earning TripAdvisors “Certificate of Excellence”.

In addition to Salt and Mist Sea Tours, Captain Joe teaches General Navigation and Lobster fishing at a century old maritime camp in Kennebunkport, Maine during the summer months and has experience boating on different bodies of water around the world such as the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, the Java & Bali Sea, San Francisco Bay, Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Tahoe & Lake Konstanz, a lake which borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Captain Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from American International College and is a graduate of the “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 U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain.





Captain Jason Henry

Captain Jason is a Florida native, born and raised in Pass-a-Grille, Fl and has well over 20 years of extensive boating experience. He is a graduate of “Adams Marine School” and upon completion, he co-founded and ran the highly successful “One Love Charters” for many years on the Gulf of Mexico. He is also a Yacht Delivery Captain, delivering over 100 Yachts up and down the East Coast of America, the Caribbean Islands and throughout the Gulf of Mexico!

Captain Jason holds a Radio and Internet Broadcasting Degree from the Columbia School of Broadcasting is a graduate of the “Adams Marine School” in St. Petersburg. Captain Jason is certified in First Aid and CPR, holds a US Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain.


Our Dolphin, Island and Sunset Tours uses a 30′ Yacht Certified Sea Ray 270 Sun Deck. It is a fully approved US Coast Guard Inspected Vessel, incredibly seaworthy and fitted with a deep V hull, perfect for the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With loads of comfortable seating and a quiet 350hp Mercury Verado Engine, she is equipped with all accessories needed for any emergency such as (2) VHF Radios, Navionics and a Garmin GPS, First Aid Kit, Type I Life Jackets, Whistles, (4) Anchors, Charts, Air Horn, Flares and several Fire Extinguishers throughout the boat.
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