SAILING DAILY! 50% PASSENGER COUNT 50% PASSENGER MAX, on our daily AM fishing trip.
We guarantee an UNCROWDED experience! For your COMFORT we adhere to reduced customer capacity!
Captain Dave Riback purchased the Queen Mary from Capt John Brackett in 2011. Dave runs the day to day operation and a good percentage of the Daily & Tuna trips. Dave started as a customer on the Queen Mary and became a mate at the age of 15. After graduating from the University of San Diego, Dave got his captain's license at the age of 25. He started running the Queen Mary at night shortly after. Dave bought his first charter boat, the Purple Jet in 1997. Over the next 15 seasons Capt Dave built a successful charter business. He upgrading twice before taking over daily operations on the Queen Mary! Capt Dave's son, Cole, now runs the 31' walk around center console Purple Jet. With all of the diverse experience Dave has from his charter boat days his expertise has given the Queen Mary a distinct advantage over others.
Cole started coming out with his father, Capt. Dave, when he was 7 years old. Cole’s love for the boat and fishing is even greater than his father's passion for fishing! Cole started helping out around the boat when he was 12 and now works full time. Cole is now a captain himself and started running trips on the Queen Mary last season. Cole now splits his time between the Queen Mary and our light tackle charter boat, 31' walk around center console Purple Jet. Many of the Queen Mary faithful customers have watched Cole grow up around the boat and mature into a well-mannered young man.
Kyle is a great addition to the Queen Mary family. Hard working and happy to help. Kyle started as a customer aboard the Queen Mary. Over the last few years, Kyle started working and has become one of our main crew memebers.
Nick Tokarski has rejoined the Queen Mary crew in 2023, He has worked the local fleets on an off for over two decades. Nick started his career in Point Pleasant working on the Queen Mary under Captain John Brackett. Nick has done both inshore and offshore fishing on both charter and private boats up and down the east coast, as well as, some areas of California and Alaska. Nick will be providing help to all those onboard. His professionalism, love of fishing, bubbly & jovial personality, make him a great asset to our crew!
Craig joined us in 2023! We are glad to have him aboard.