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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Mallory D.
San Juan
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Inshore half day with Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 30, 2020
Capt Dave is such a sweet, kind, and knowledgeable man.  We are so happy to have chosen Great White Charters for our first...
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Sal M.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Half day with captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore on July 2, 2021
It was incredible experience! Thank you captain David!
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Ken A.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Half Day Trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on May 29, 2021
The best experience I could have asked for. Great experience for my grandson. Went above and beyond to personalize the experience....
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Devin H.
Augusta, GA
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Half day trip with CPT David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 4, 2021
We had a great time with CPT David! He was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. He did a wonderful job finding good fishing spots...
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John P.
Gainesville, Florida
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Morning trip with Captain David, Great White Charters

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore on April 1, 2021
A fishing wonder with two young grandsons and son.  Caught many fish, many different species.  Captain David was a great...
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