Charter Operator
Old Hat Charters

Member since May 2014 Miami Beach, United States
Background
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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Miami Beach, United States
Background
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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Old Hat Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(37 reviews)
Miami Beach
 Last booking: 15 hours ago
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Half day trip
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April fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Anthony M.
Springfield, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Night fishing on the Old Hat

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Night Fishing on March 19, 2022
Chad and Mike really put the customers experience first. They were extremely personable and made the trip a great experience....
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Scott N.
Spring, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day fishing trip with Old Hat Charters

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 18, 2022
Captain Chad took me on a great trip just off the coast of Miami. Tail-walking sailfish and arm-busting false albacore on light...
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Michael C.
Alpharetta, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fish On!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 3, 2022
Took a 3/4 day trip with Captain Chad.  The fish hit within seconds of dropping the first line and the action continued consistently...
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Michael L.
Pottsboro, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 4, 2022
We loved the trip and the crew took EXCELLENT care of us!!! Very enjoyable people to fish with!
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Alex R.
Hialeah, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 1, 2022
The trip was great, everything went very smooth and we caught a couple fish. Chad and the crew were friendly and knowledgeable;...
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