Captain
David Ballard

Member since March 2018 St. Augustine, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Light tackle inshore for Redfish , Flounder, Drum, Trout and pretty much anything else that bends the rod is always exciting. Offshore live bait slow trolling for King Mackerel in the summer, just no idea what will hit the live bait, that time of the year several species are targeted with that method.

Hey, I'm Captain David Ballard

St. Augustine, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Light tackle inshore for Redfish , Flounder, Drum, Trout and pretty much anything else that bends the rod is always exciting. Offshore live bait slow trolling for King Mackerel in the summer, just no idea what will hit the live bait, that time of the year several species are targeted with that method.
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Good experience
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jessica M.
Lake City, FL
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3 hr in shore

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore on July 12, 2021
Amazing day with Captain David! This was our first charter and we had a great time. Capt. David was so patient and willing...
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Lindsey G.
ALEX CITY, AL
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3/4 Day Inshore with Captain David

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on May 1, 2021
We booked a last minute trip (about a week out) with Great White Charters. Captain David gave a fantastic and reasonably priced...
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Delaney G.
Boones Mill, VA
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6 Hour Off-Shore Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on July 20, 2021
We specifically told Captain David that we wanted to get some Kings and that’s what we did. It was amazing and we limited...
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Tyrel R.
Mancos, Colorado
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Not what anyone expected!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on May 6, 2021
First off I want to say that Capt. David was very friendly and accommodating. It started out as a really nice morning, we went...
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Sam L.
Perry, GA
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Inshore experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 10, 2021
It’s not a mistake Dave has all these five star reviews. Our experience with a four hour inshore was exactly what we wanted...
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