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

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

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: 4 hours
Response rate: 89%

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Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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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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I took my 10 year old out for our first fishing charter with Captain Dan.  It was a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Captain Dan.  His boat was beautiful, gear well kept and overall we had a great day and the fish were biting.

Fished February 21, 2018
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