Great White Fishing Charters of St. Augustine

Go Fish While You Still Can!

Inshore/Offshore Fishing St. Augustine


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Seasoned pros and complete beginners will both be warmly-welcomed onboard

Great White Charters is the name to remember if you’re looking for huge hookups with a focus on keeping things fun. Captain David Ballard is a St. Augustine native who loves nothing more than sharing his local waters with anglers from all over.

Spend your day fishing in St. Augustine either inshore or offshore fishing for a range of species. Inshore, you will be going after local staples like Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. Book in for a St. Augustine offshore fishing trip, and you will be heading up to 25 miles out in search of King Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Seabass, and Sharks.

A Proven Fishing Charter Boat

Whatever you’re after, Capt. David’s White Water center console is the perfect tool for the job. At 25’ long, she strikes the perfect balance between nimble inshore and stable offshore. She has a full array of Garmin electronics and all the necessary safety equipment to keep you safe and happy throughout your time fishing onboard.

You can use a variety of techniques on your St. Augustine fishing trip, depending on the species you’re after. Whether you’re bottom fishing cut baits for Seabass, slow-trolling live baits for Cobia, or throwing lures for Trout and Redfish inshore, you can always count on quality light tackle to let you bring in your fish with confidence.

Captain David Ballard
St. Augustine, Florida

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.

5 Star Reviews

My sister was visiting from Minnesota and one of her bucket list items was to fish in the open ocean.
Well, Captain David did not disappoint. We met at the appointed location and after a few instructions we were on our way. After a 7 mile boat ride out to the open ocean we were given our rods and Captain baited our hooks and we were set to go. After a short while it was determined that while the fish were biting (we pulled in a couple of blue fish and too-small bass), they were not bitting as was hoped so we moved a few more miles out. Once again we dropped our lines and the fish were just not cooperating. Still not satisfied with how they were biting, we pulled anchor and moved again. After a few attempts we made our way back to our original spot and began to catch some keepers. My husband pulled in two lemon sharks and just before leaving (as our time was coming to an end), my sister caught a 4 foot lemon shark and needless to say, it made her trip so worth it! What impressed us about our Captain is that he was not satisfied with going to one spot and not catching anything. He made sure we all enjoyed our experience. He was great at what he does and we highly recommend him and Great White Charters.”

Julie M

Captain Dave is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!  My wife and daughter are novice fisherman yet Captain Dave was super patient and went the extra mile.  I would higly recommend him for a charter.  We plan to fish again with him.  Many Thanks to Captain David Ballard and Great White Charters !!!!!!

Peyton G

We all had a great time. Capt. Dave made it a great day . Boat was in great condition ,EQUIPMENT GREAT SHAPE AND PLENTY OF BAIT. we were all very comfortable.  Caught fish just a perdicted.  Flounder, JACKS, REDS. AND ACOUPLE OF RAYS EVERYONE IN ARE GROUP HAD A GREAT TIME .many thanks to Capt.Dave

Thomas W


Seasoned pros and complete beginners will both be warmly-welcomed onboard. You will get a trip tailored to your skills and wishes. In short, Great White Charters aims to offer nothing less than the perfect fishing trip, whatever that means to you