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

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (33)
New Smyrna Beach
trips from $400

Fishing Reports

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.9
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out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Off-shore fishing with Captain Dan
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Half day with Captain Danny
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Rebecca O.
Northport, AL
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6hr Off Shore with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 16, 2021
Where do I begin? Originally our trip was planned for a 4hr inshore trip on a Monday but unfortunately had to be pushed back...
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Jon H.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Off-shore fishing with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on June 29, 2021
We had a wonderful time (despite some seasickness). Captain Dan knows a ton and willingly shared his knowledge with us and...
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Stephanie G.
Alameda, CA
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Half day with Captain Danny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on April 16, 2021
Had a wonderful afternoon with Capt Danny on the inland fishing trip.  Would definitely go out fishing with him again, hopefully...
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Jeremy P.
Ormond Beach, Florida
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   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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Kevin L.
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Fishing with Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 24, 2021
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