Shearwater Charters

Shearwater Charters is a family-friendly team that offers exciting fishing trips out of Biloxi, Mississippi. Captain Brandon, the owner and operator, is an experienced and passionate angler. The captain’s philosophy is: “It’s not work if you love what you do”. His dedication and enthusiasm is simply contagious - check it yourself!

Have an experience of a lifetime aboard the “Shearwater”. She is a 37’ Custom built sport fisherman, which can comfortably take up to six anglers. The Shearwater comes powered by a 320 HP Caterpillar engine and is fully fitted with top-notch navigational electronics, as well as many other professional facilities. She has all the comfort of home, with two sets of bunks, a salon, and a restroom. On board, there is a fighting chair for those who are up to a challenge and a flybridge to aid your search for the fish.

Shearwater Charters has tailored a variety of fishing packages to suit any angler’s specific needs. Stay close to the shore and get your hands full of Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and many other species. Or head out to catch Red Snapper, Cobia, Barracuda, and even Shark.

Fish with light tackle, test yourself in trolling, bottom fish, and jig. Learn a technique or two and come back to the shore with as many “catches of the day” as possible!

Trips come with rods, reels, tackle, bait, and ice furnished. You’ll be joined on your trip by experienced deckhands, who’ll work hard to make your fishing trip one to remember. Gratuity is very much appreciated for all of their efforts! You will also be provided with license, and the fish cleaning and filleting service. Just bring something to eat, drink, and welcome on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    Extend your deep water experience and spend your day offshore. Target Red Snapper when in season or enjoy fishing for Cobia, Barracuda, Shark, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you fishing for Red Snapper when in season and for anything else when the season is over. Target Cobia, Barracuda, Shark, and who knows what else?
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is great for those anglers who want to get the waters all to themselves. Fish both inshore and offshore, which will give you the opportunity to catch a variety of fish species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    If you want just a few more hours on the water, this is your trip. Whichever specific needs you have, let your captain know. Whether you want to spend your day close to the shore, targeting Redfish, Trout, King Mackerel, and many more, or want to go farther out for some bigger action, this is your trip. Departure time is negotiable.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip is a good opportunity to check as many hot spots as possible and end the day with a lot of exciting catches. Fish close to the shore or head a bit farther out. Departure time is negotiable .
  • Private trip
    Night Trip - Specked Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Nigh us the best time to chase Speckled Trout. Departure time to be discussed.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for whatever patrols the inshore waters, including Redfish and Trout. This trip doesn't include bait. All departure times are negotiable!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    If you're not an early bird, this is your trip. Fish for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and many other species. This trip doesn't include bait. All departure times are negotiable!
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About the Captain

Brandon Morano
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Growing up fishing with my dad I developed a passion and love for fishing, as a teenager in high school my dream job was to be a deckhand on a charter boat. My first year of high school 9th grade I met my future wife, a fisherman's blessing! You see, her dad is the owner and captain of one of the oldest and most well-known charter boats - the Miss Hospitality Charters. Long story short, I fell for the girl, got the dream job working for one of the greatest captains on the Coast. I had the best teacher, Capt. Kenny taught me how to run a charter business. I saved my money and after graduating high school, I went to Captain's school and got my 100 ton Captains license. I was 18 at the time, the youngest captain on the coast. In 1995, I bought The Shearwater and here we are 23 years later. Doing what I love, loving what I do! Teaching my boys the business. My oldest son is my deckhand and my youngest son helps out on my father in law's boat! It's definitely a family business.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custo (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1981. Powered by a 320HP Catepillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
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

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Biloxi to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Full day with CPT Brandon
Birthday trip
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Angler Rating
32
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Blaine L.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Great time!

VERIFIED   September 21, 2019
Brandon and Chad did a great job of finding fish on a day when conditions were not so great. They knew the water was going...
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Brett L.
Marietta, GA
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   August 27, 2019
We booked a full day trip with Shearwater while I was down visiting some family in the area. We were just outside the window...
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Marilyn B.
Lodi, OH
 4.67
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Great boat and wonderful Captain and first mate

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
This was a trip for my three 14 year old grandsons. Captain Brandon did his best for us and we caught some really big fish. ...
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Michael B.
Memphis, TN
 5.00
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Great half-day charter with Shearwater crew

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Can’t say enough good things about this experience. Captain had us on fish before we even got going to where we were...
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Christine A.
Springfield, LA
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Half Day with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
These photos are just a sample of what we caught.  Captain Brandon and Chad know where to find the fish.  They are...
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