Great White Charters LLC

Great White Charters, fishing out of the premier marina Camachee Cove Yachr Harbor(not a boat ramp).Veteran Owned, is the name to remember if you’re looking for huge hookups with a focus on keeping things fun. Captain David Ballard is a St. Augustine native who loves nothing more than sharing his local waters with anglers from all over.

Spend your day fishing either inshore or offshore for a range of species. Inshore, you will be going after local staples like Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. Book in for an offshore trip, and you will be heading up to 25 miles out in search of King Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Seabass, and Sharks.

Whatever you’re after, Capt. David’s White Water center console is the perfect tool for the job. At 25’ long, she strikes the perfect balance between nimble inshore and stable offshore. She has a full array of Garmin electronics and all the necessary safety equipment to keep you safe and happy throughout your time onboard.

You can use a variety of techniques on your trip, depending on the species you’re after. Whether you’re bottom fishing cut baits for Seabass, slow-trolling live baits for Cobia, or throwing lures for Trout and Redfish inshore, you can always count on quality light tackle to let you bring in your fish with confidence.

Seasoned pros and complete beginners will both be warmly-welcomed onboard. You will get a trip tailored to your skills and wishes. In short, Great White Charters aims to offer nothing less than the perfect fishing trip, whatever that means to you.
Child Policy: 6 year or older is recommended.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Three hour trip, perfect for a first time angler experience or adults who just want to go fishing! Perfect for up to 4 anglers.( Price includes a $50 fuel surcharge)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    Enjoy a great morning inshore, fishing with live bait, dead bait, and artificial lures using spinning rods. Target species include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. Price includes a $50 fuel surcharge.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    Enjoy a great morning inshore, fishing with live bait, dead bait, and artificial lures using spinning rods. Target species include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. (Price includes a $50 fuel surcharge)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    This trip focuses on bottom fishing for Seabass, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish and seasonal species such as Grouper and Snapper. Price includes a $50 fuel surcharge.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    Spend the day live bait slow-trolling for King Mackerel, Cobia, Sharks, Baracuda, and more. Price includes a$50 fuel surcharge.
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FAQs about Great White Charters LLC

Great White Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Great White Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well 30 gallon livewell, 1100 gallons an hour
  • Ice Box Ice chest ,bottled water.

Trips booked with Great White Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn)
  • Live Bait (Caught in summer, bought in winter.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Great White Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Creeks, docks, inlets, and intracoastal waters)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 25 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Great White Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Great White Charters LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

David Ballard
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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317 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
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Captain David Ballard is a St. Augustine, FL native. He has fished these waters since he was a boy, and has surfed and scuba dived in the area for many years. He has always loved the sea, so it seemed only the natural thing to share the experiences on the water with like-minded people. Meeting these people is his favorite part of the job. He loves passing on all he has learned over his decades-long fishing career, and hopefully creating lasting memories along the way.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

White Water (Center console) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki 300 hp engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Creeks, docks, inlets, and intracoastal waters
Offshore Fishing
Up to 25 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
30 gallon livewell, 1100 gallons an hour
Ice Box
Ice chest ,bottled water.

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn
Live Bait
Caught in summer, bought in winter.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Aged 6 and up, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
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Michael J.
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CLASS ACT!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on November 12, 2023
Dave was awesome!  The weather was terrible - 15-20 mph winds out of the north, damp, misty air, no sun - just not ideal fishing...
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Craig P.
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Caught all different types of fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on March 27, 2024
Even though the fishing conditions were very tough, David was quick to adapt with all types of lures, bait and techiques. We...
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6 Hour Inshore Fishing w/ Capt David

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on August 10, 2023
Can’t possibly say enough good things about Capt David! We went out early that morning with open faced spinner poles rigged...
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Karalee S.
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Everyone needs this trip ❣️🌅🎣🌊 🛥️ 🐟

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore on April 13, 2024
Captain 🧑✈️ Dave, the sunrise, the boat, the fish 🐠.. the laughs … everything was complete Perfection !!! Will...
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Eugene V.
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Enjoyable afternoon with Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on March 28, 2024
The Weather was not cooperating the day of our charter and Dave was very accommodating by delaying the trip until the weather...
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