Old Hat Fishing Charters

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 43’ custom sportfishing yacht built in 1979 and completely restored with new Cummins engines in 2004. 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 flybridge, 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
    Half Day Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $800
    Anchor up on the reef in the evening time with the beautiful lit-up skyline and fish on light tackle for Snapper and other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $850
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,700
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Old Hat Charters
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
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67 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2014
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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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Custom Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2004. Powered by 2 650HP Cummins engines.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Custom rods, Shimano reels
Live Bait
If available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 67 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fishing with Chad
Such a great way to spend a day on the water
Such a great way to spend a day on the water
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Katie S.
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Such a great way to spend a day on the water

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 22, 2022
We booked a 3/4 day fishing charter and that turned out to be the right amount of time. Captain Chad and first mate Matt were...
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Andy B.
Miami, Florida
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Superb day on Ild Hat

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 8, 2022
I’ve been a fan of deep sea fishing for over 30 years and today’s trip with Captain Chad and deckhand Matt is by some way...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 30, 2022
This charter was the best!  Couldn’t ask for a better captain and Matt.  They went above and beyond to insure my son and...
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Morgan T.
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Full Day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 4, 2022
Absolutely amazing experience on this charter. Captain Chad Raney and his crew Matt and Will knew exactly what and where to...
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Madeleyn R.
Miami, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Jaime

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 2, 2022
We celebrated my son’s birthday onboard of The Old Hat. Our first fishing trip, amazing!! Captain Jaime is great, very friendly...
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FAQs about Old Hat Fishing Charters

Old Hat Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip – Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Old Hat Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Old Hat Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom rods, Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait (If available )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Old Hat Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Old Hat Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Old Hat Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo