Captain
Chad Raney

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.

Hey, I'm Captain Chad Raney

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

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (19)
Miami Beach
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4.9
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Armando S.
Miami, FL
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Captain Chad Runs a tight ship

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 13, 2021
Captain chad took my family fishing for a 3/4 day his suggestions in leaving early paid off. We caught 3 Montserrat cudas,...
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Darin S.
Arlington, WA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 1, 2021
By far the best trip ever!!! Not only did we get fish we gained some friends as well captain chad and mate Hiyme were great...
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Esteban A.
Hialeah, FL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 24, 2021
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Alejandro N.
New York, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 12, 2021
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Chaz C.
Dickson, TN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 18, 2020
Good experience deck hand was much more personable and easy to talk too. Had a great time guys know their stuff
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