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.

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 s


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  • Full Day Trip - Offshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 300 private charter
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About this listing

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
Around 25 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Sailfish
 
Seabass (Black)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Triggerfish (Gray)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Bottled water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Dan Ballard
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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By far best offshore fishing experience! Will definitely do it again next summer when different fish are biting! Capt. Dan looked after everything and made us feel personal. Thanks Dan for a great time.

Fished December 23, 2017
Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 24, 2017

Glad you had a great time! It’s nice to have people like you guys on the boat!

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A very enjoyable trip!  Wound up with a real mixed bag of fish. Nice job Captain Dan!

Fished December 12, 2017
Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 12, 2017

Nice day on the water. Little cold but, still caught some nice fish! Thanks again Mark and Bill!

Tight lines!
Capt Dan
Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

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We had an excellent day with Captain Dan , Holy Smokes Charter. As the pictures show he put us on the fish. He was good with the young boys.  His 25’ Mako was well equipped for fishing. Could not have asked for a better charter

Fished October 28, 2017
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