Old Hat Fishing Charters

10800 Collins Ave
Miami Beach FL, United States

Old Hat Fishing Charters will have you deep sea fishing within minutes of leaving the dock. The warm Gulf Stream waters make fishing in Miami Beach a year-round phenomenon, with many big game species biting just two miles from shore. Add to that the expertise of two experienced captains and you are sure to bring home a catch to remember. Join them and come see what’s biting!

The “Old Hat” is a 41’ Hatteras Sport Fishing Yacht custom built in 1974 and restored in 2013. This charter boat is one of the cleanest in the area, equipped with top of the line tackle. On board you will find everything you need for deep sea fishing, including a fly bridge, outriggers, and a fighting chair. More than merely capable, this boat also caters to your comfort. An onboard toilet and air conditioned interior will make it seem as though you never left shore.

Running this vessel are Captain Chad and Captain Charlie, both lifelong fishermen. No matter who is at the helm that day, your trip will be guided by years of local experience and professional insight. They welcome anglers of all ages aboard, whether you choose to join them for a full day on the water or just a few hours.

Trips depart from the inlet between Miami Beach and Hollywood Beach. From there, it takes just six minutes to reach the ocean, where you can target Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Tuna, and much more. Depending on the species, the crew will help you try your hand at trolling, bottom fishing, and kite fishing.

Old Hat Fishing Charters include a fishing license and quality tackle, featuring custom rods and Shimano reels. Depending on the species, you are welcome to keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you.

Come aboard today for a deep sea fishing experience like no other, in Miami Beach, Florida!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1450
    up to 6 persons
    On this full day trip you can target a variety of big game species, from Wahoo and Mahi Mahi to Sailfish, Tuna, and Sharks. A fishing license and top of the line gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    More time on the water gives you a chance to catch more fish. This trip will take you to the action in minutes, fishing for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and more. Top of the line fishing gear and a license are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    With incredible deep sea fishing only six minutes away, you can make the most of this half day trip! Come aboard and fish for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and more. A fishing license and all the gear you need are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    This four hour trip gives you a chance to fish for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and more without spending hours to get there! A fishing license and all the gear you need are provided.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines.

41 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express

About the Captain

Chad Raney
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Member since May 2014
Captain Chad Raney is a Florida native who has been fishing his whole life. He grew up fishing tournaments with his father along the southeast coast and traveling all over the Bahamas and Mexico. These experiences made him into a professional at live bait and kite fishing. He has won multiple Billfish and IGFA tournaments. Capt. Chad says, "I found fishing not just a hobby, but a way of life." He started fishing professionally right out of high school and worked as a First Mate on a charter boat out of Haulover during college. He made his way up the ladder, eventually earning his captain's license at the age of 21 and becoming the youngest captain to ever run a charter boat out of Haulover. Today he is the owner of the “Old Hat," with over 15 years of experience fishing from Haulover Park marina.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Miami Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Chad and Charlie were great. Boat was comfortable and extremely clean.

Fished February 15, 2018
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Nice clean boat. Great crew! Caught 21 fish in 3 hours! Would recommend this trip to everyone!

Fished August 19, 2017
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Greit experience with the 2 man crew and Chad as deckhand. Got 12 fish on a half day trip. Good knowledge of the fish and the mood was really good on the crew. We had a blast! We can definitely recommend these guys! They’re awesome!

Fished August 2, 2017
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