Holy Smokes Charters

Capt. Dan Ballard

USCG Captain

25 yrs Fishing Exp.

Cert. Open Water Diver

FL Firefighter/Paramedic


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. 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, he 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.

Captain Dan Ballard