Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

162 Causeway Drive
New Smyrna Beach FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2007. Powered by 300HP 300 Yamaha Off Shore 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

25 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove)


We offer fishing charters out of Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral and Sebastian Inlet. We specialize in deep water trolling and bottom fishing, as well as intracostal shallow water fishing. No fishing license is required and up to 4 anglers. So come enjoy a fun family outing with a day of fishing!

You will be fishing with a native Floridian who has been fishing on the east coast of Florida for 25 years. A US Coast Guard licensed charter fishing captain and member of the Florida Fishing Guides Association, he provides all the tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you will need. He can provide full or half day and inlet or river fishing charters year round.

Fishing from a 25 foot Mako Center Console Boat with a 250 HP EFI that can carry up to four anglers, he is equally adept at running the beaches fishing for Tarpon, Cobia or Kingfish or probing the offshore wrecks for Kingfish, Cobia, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna and Sailfish, as well bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Trigger Fish, Black Sea Bass, and don’t forget the ever so popular Shark!

Guiding fishing charters on a year round basis, your captain will recommend the best choice of species for the days fishing based upon season and local weather conditions. Captain Dan delivers an exciting and safe charter fishing trip for people of all ages and fishing experience.

A 25 foot Classic Mako center console deep “V” with a Yamaha 250 Saltwater series outboard. The transom has been enclosed, which gives her more room to fish at the aft. She has Raymarine electronics with radar, EPIRB equipped, 6 person life boat, VHF, Sirus Weather and radio, 30 gallon live bait well. TACO out riggers and two down riggers. A large cooler is provided with ice, water and soda as well as storage for your snacks. She has a very smooth ride, even when it’s rough.Though if you are unsure of being prone to sea sickness always use motion sickness preventives. This will save your day on the water and also your lunch! :)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Bottled water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
Born and raised fishing. Florida native. On the beach. My family were fishermen and I had no choice!
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 95%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Zeb Halsema • Fished January 4, 2017
Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 8, 2017
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We had a great time and caught a lot of fish!!

Katie Sarros • Fished April 8, 2016
Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 9, 2016

Thank you! I’m glad you had a great time! See you guys next time!

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Over all, an excellent trip.  Did not go far to limit out.

Al Mason • Fished March 21, 2016
Dan Ballard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 22, 2016

Great trip! Great guys! 30kt winds, 50degrees!
Sheepshead chewin! Made Lemonade out of a lemon day! These guys are eating good!
Southern fried fish! It’s what’s for dinner!

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Fishing Reports

Offshore Bite

December 27, 2016

All offshore trips have been nice. If the wind is low we go! We are limiting out on Vermilions. Nice size black sea bass, Trigger fish, also a couple of Lane snapper and Mutton snapper. Some really nice Cobia… Read Full Report →


  • 162 Causeway Drive, New Smyrna Beach
    FL 32169, United States