Captain Joe Pistone was born in Brooklyn and raised in the Hudson Valley Region of New York. Upon moving to New England nearly 25 years ago, he was intrigued with its abundant history and fell in love with the North Atlantic Ocean. While living on coastal Maine, he spent most of his summer days exploring historic lighthouses and landing and camping on the islands of Casco Bay. In 2015, he relocated to Florida and enrolled into the U.S. Coast Guard’s “Captain School” and upon completion, Salt and Mist Sea Tours was born. Due to its volume, Salt and Mist Sea Tours expanded and in 2017, opened a second location in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2018, Salt and Mist Sea Tours officially became a Limited Liability Company and in 2019, TripAdvisor, the worlds largest travel website, rated Salt and Mist Sea Tours LLC the top rated Boat Tour Company, earning TripAdvisors “Certificate of Excellence”.

In addition to Salt and Mist Sea Tours, Captain Joe taught General Navigation at a century+ old maritime camp in Kennebunkport, Maine  and was also a Captain for Eco Endeavors, a top rated Boat Tour Company on Marco Island, Fl.

 Captain Joe holds dual  BA & BS 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.






Salt and Mist Sea Tours LLC uses its 23′ 2018 Sea Ray Sport and is  is a fully approved US Coast Guard Inspected Vessel. She is 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 150hp Mercury Engine, she is equipped with all accessories needed for any emergency such as (2) VHF Radios, Navionics GPS, First Aid Kit, Type I Life Jackets, Whistles, (3) Anchors, Charts, Air Horn, Flares and a Fire Extinguisher.
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