Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

162 Causeway Drive
New Smyrna Beach FL, United States

Holy Smokes Fishing Charters is a charter with a tradition. Captain Dan is a Florida native, and fishing has been part of his life for as long as he can remember. His specialties include deep water bottom fishing and trolling, and that’s just for starters. As a member of the Florida Fishing Guides Association, he has more than 25 years of experience with fishing on the east coast of Florida. It’s safe to say that this is someone who knows his salt.

You will be fishing aboard a 25’ Mako center console boat boasting a Yamaha 300 HP engine. It can carry up to four perspective anglers and is suitable for both inshore and offshore trips. Among the things that are also found on the Mako boat are Raymarine electronics, TACO Marine outriggers, a 30-gallon live baitwell and two downriggers. A large ice box is also provided so you can store any snacks or extra drinks you might want to bring. While the Mako is built to ensure smooth sailing, people who might be prone to seasickness should consider bringing preventives with them as a precaution on long trips.

When it comes to inshore fishing with Captain Dan, you can look forward to exploring the beaches, inlets, and other inshore areas for Cobia and Tarpon. Offshore fishing is his thing, so expect to sail the wrecks for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and more besides. If bottom fishing is your thing, there are plenty of Groupers, Snappers, and Triggerfish to go around. As someone who fishes year-round, he will always be able to figure out the best way for you to spend the time - regardless of weather or season.

No fishing license is needed, and Captain Dan will provide all the necessary tackle and bait. Bring along some snacks, a camera, and most importantly, a go-getter attitude and get ready to sail out.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    An offshore trip for the serious angler! Sail 25 miles offshore for some bottom fishing and trolling action. Expect to encounter fish species such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Groupers, and Snappers. Price includes gear and bait.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    If you like bottom fishing, then this is the trip for you. Go out some 25 miles offshore, and fish for Groupers, Snappers, and Triggerfish among others. Gear and bait are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    An early trek inshore, this trip involves sailing the inlets, beaches, and other inshore areas in search of fish such as Cobia and Tarpon. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    This trip involves fishing the inshore areas in the afternoon. You will be fishing for Cobia, Tarpon, and other on the beaches, inlets, and other inshore areas. Departure times are flexible.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish
Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2007. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha four-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Dan Ballard
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
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A Floridian born and raised, Captain Dan comes from a family of fishermen and has been involved in fishing for as long as he can remember. A member of the Florida Fishing Guides Association and US Coast Guard licensed charter fishing captain, he has more than 25 years of experience with fishing on Florida's east coast. He is a devoted offshore fisherman and a big fan of bottom fishing and trolling.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 91%

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Customer Reviews

4.85 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Fished May 31, 2018
Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 8, 2018

Thank you! See you next time!

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Legit. We stayed on fish the entire time we were with Captain Dan and couldn’t have asked for a better trip. He was easily relatable and just a good guy to be around. Best kept secret in New Smyrna and would feel guilty not leaving a good review - would rather have kept it a secret, but some just aren’t meant to be kept. Bid thanks and we’ll see you next April!

Fished April 2, 2018
Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 3, 2018

Thank you Philip it was a pleasure!

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Fished March 12, 2018
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