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 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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,450
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,150
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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 the Captain

Chad Raney
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Reports
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13 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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4.90
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Anastasia S.
Moscow, MOW
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 21, 2019
Guys were really professional in what they did and helped us to get great fish, explained everything and were ready to answer...
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Nico D.
North Miami Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with captain Paul Lee

VERIFIED   November 26, 2016
It was a beautiful day in November. The sun was shining and the palmtrees waved in the wind. The captain and his first mate...
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Kenneth J.
Bala, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 2, 2017
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...
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Christian L.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   November 25, 2016
Captain and assistant were very pleasant and professional! Prior to the trip the caparIn contacted us to confirm timing, directions...
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Jenny H.
North Miami Beach, Florida
 4.67
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Boat clean, crew great

VERIFIED   February 15, 2018
Chad and Charlie were great. Boat was comfortable and extremely clean.
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