Daniel Powell

Meet Captain Daniel Powell

Meet Captain Daniel Powell and Badfish Fishing Charters

Get ready to set sail on an unforgettable adventure with Captain Daniel Powell, the mastermind behind Badfish Fishing Charters in the captivating town of Sneads Ferry.

Captain Daniel Powell, the driving force behind Badfish Fishing Charters, has woven his life's passion seamlessly into his career. With a lifelong connection to Sneads Ferry waters, he's nurtured an intimate understanding of its diverse marine ecosystem. This love affair with the sea led him to settle permanently in the area and chart a course towards a fishing career. Daniel's journey started as a mate on a charter boat before his curiosity veered towards the challenges of the commercial fishing industry. However, his heart drew him back to charter fishing after earning his captain's license. His experiences in commercial Grouper fishing have honed his skills, ensuring that every fishing trip is a perfectly orchestrated adventure. Daniel's ultimate mission is to provide you with a superlative fishing experience, coupling exceptional fishing opportunities with uncompromised safety.

Captain Daniel's expertise is a symphony of angling techniques that compose a comprehensive and dynamic fishing repertoire. From the precision of bottom fishing to the thrill of trolling, he navigates the waters with finesse and know-how. Whether it's the artistry of jigging, the finesse of light tackle, or the power of heavy tackle, Daniel adapts seamlessly to each approach. His mastery extends to spinning, kite fishing, and the intricate art of deep sea fishing. Drift fishing and handline methods also fall within his skill set, adding depth to his versatile toolkit. With a spectrum of techniques under his belt, Daniel curates fishing experiences that are as diverse as the ocean itself, ensuring every trip is an unparalleled adventure.

Boat details

Our vessel, the 26' C-Hawk (Pilothouse), embodies the perfect blend of history and modernity. Originally crafted in 1987 and meticulously restored in 2019, it marries classic charm with contemporary comfort. Propelled by twin 150HP Yamaha engines, boasting a top cruising speed of 40 knots, this craft effortlessly navigates the waters while providing ample space for up to 5 guests to partake in the angling excitement.

Badfish Fishing Charters promises a captivating day on the water that will leave everyone eager for return visits or reluctant departures!

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Badfish Fishing Charters Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

14 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Live Bait
Good with Large Groups
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

Rods, reels & tackle

Live Bait


Catch cleaning & filleting


Fishing License

What to bring:

Food and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses)

Wear weather-appropriate clothing

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout 


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.  


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 7 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability. 


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit. 


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip. 



Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 5

Boat Length: 26

Manufacturer Name: C-Hawk (Pilothouse)

Model Year: 1987

Number of Engines: 2

Horsepower per Engine: 150

Maximum Cruising Speed: 40

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Radar, Toilet