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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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
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Miami Beach
 Last booking: 5 days ago
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trips from $800

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 97 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Half Day PM with Captain Chad
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Stephen F.
Hollywood, 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 PM with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 3, 2023
I’ve fished with other fleets before, but this was by far the best! Amazing crew constantly changing lines and bait. If...
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David H.
Westminster, CO
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 4, 2023
A little torn on this review. Overall, was a fun time for the whole fam. Caught fish, had fun. Nice boat and gear. Would recommend....
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Lisa S.
Owasso, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Lots of fishing and fun to be done on this Old Hat.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 18, 2023
I like to do my research on things like this and I am glad that I did.  We had so much fun!  The boat is clean and equipt...
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Richard N. J.
Jacksonville, Florida
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 and First Mate Brendan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 29, 2023
Had a great time with Chad and Brendan. Chad put us through schools of tuna. We overheard others who caught nothing but bonito....
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Katie S.
Kailua, HI
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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