Captain
Dan Ballard

Member since November 2014 New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Bottom fishing and trolling!

Hey, I'm Captain Dan Ballard

New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Bottom fishing and trolling!

My Charter Listing

Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
New Smyrna Beach
In demand!
trips from $350

Fishing Reports

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
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out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Full day offshore with Holysmokes fishing charters
Full day offshore with Holysmokes fishing charters
Full day offshore with Holysmokes fishing charters
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Gregory W.
Elton, WV
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Absolutely the BEST time of our lives!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on November 8, 2020
Stop searching through charter after charter trying to decide who to book! BOOK Captain Dan!! We are two “hillbillies”...
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Jeremy P.
Ormond Beach, Florida
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on April 1, 2021
My husband and 2 boys went on the 6 hour trip with Captain Dan.  They had a fantastic time.  Captain Dan was very knowledgeable...
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Jonathan M.
Port Orange, Florida
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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Full day offshore with Holysmokes fishing charters

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Offshore on April 7, 2021
Absolutely a great day on the water!!  With plenty of action!! Captain Dan worked all day to ensure my family had a great...
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Lonnie R.
Butler, PA
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Fun day fishing with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on April 4, 2021
We had a fun day.  We recommend Holy Smokes.
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Veronica C.
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 5, 2021
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