Shearwater Charters

Shearwater Charters is a family-friendly team that offers exciting fishing trips out of Biloxi, Mississippi. Captain Brandon Morano, the owner and operator, is an experienced and passionate angler. His philosophy is: “Its not work if you love what you do.”

Hop aboard the “Shearwater,” a 37’ Custom built sport fisherman, perfect for up to 6 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 comforts of home, with two sets of bunks, a salon, and a restroom. On board, you’ll also find a fighting chair for those who are up for a challenge and a flybridge to aid your search for the fish.

Stay close to the shore and have 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 (in June and July), Cobia, Barracuda, and even Sharks!

Light tackle enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to test their trolling, bottom fishing, and jigging skills. You’ll learn a technique or 2 and come back to the shore with as many “catches of the day” as possible!

Trips come with rods, reels, tackle, bait, and ice. You’ll be joined by experienced deckhands, who’ll work hard to make your fishing trip one to remember and clean your catch at the end of the trip. Gratuities are very much appreciated for all of their efforts!

Just bring something to eat, drink, and welcome aboard Shearwater Charters!



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
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This trip is for the truly passionate angler! Extend your deepwater experience and spend an extended full day offshore. Target Red Snapper, when in season (June and July), or enjoy fishing for Cobia, Barracuda, Shark, and many other species. Make sure to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going, everything else is provided.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Snapper Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Snapper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This trip will see you spend an extended full day on the water! You'll be fishing for Red Snapper, when in season (June and July), and for a variety of species including Cobia, Barracuda, Shark, and who knows what else? Bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're all set to go!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This trip is great for those anglers who want to get the waters all to themselves! Fish both inshore and offshore, and give yourself the opportunity to catch a variety of fish species! Your captain provides all the gear you need for a successful day. All you'll want to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    If you want to spend a few more hours on the water, this is your trip! Whether you want to spend your day close to the shore, targeting Redfish, Trout, and King Mackerel, or head further out for some bigger action, your captain delivers. Departure times are negotiable, just get in touch beforehand.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    This afternoon adventure is a great opportunity to check out 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, the choice is yours! Departure times are flexible and all you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Speckled Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Your best bet for hooking into Speckled Trout happens long after the sun has set. Head out on this nighttime adventure and fill the cooler with delicious fish! Please note that departure time may vary depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Spend 4 hours fishing for whatever patrols the inshore waters, including Redfish and Trout. All of your gear is on board, except for live bait. All departure times are negotiable, just get in touch with your captain beforehand!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    If you're not an early bird, this is your trip. Spend 4 hours fishing for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and many other species. This trip includes all of your gear, except for live bait. All departure times are negotiable!
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About the Captain

Brandon Morano
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Angler's Choice
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
70 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Growing up fishing with my dad I developed a passion and love for the sport. As a teenager in high school, my dream job was to be a deckhand on a charter boat. In my first year of high school, 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 in Biloxi – the Miss Hospitality Charters. Long story short, I fell for the girl and got my dream job working for one of the greatest captains on the coast. I had the best teacher, Capt. Kenny, teach 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 captain's 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

Custom (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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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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4.81
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Scott M.
Brandon, MS
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Awesome Day on the Water

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on October 17, 2020
Believe the hype! Go with Shearwater for your Biloxi fishing experience and you will not be disappointed.  We selected...
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Scott B.
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Morning Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 14, 2020
Went out for a 6 Hour trip with Brandon and had a blast.  We caught our limit of Redfish and fought a few bigger ones...
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Norman R.
Nashville, TN
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Fishing with Brandon

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour Trip on November 9, 2020
Best offshore trip in several years. Very personable hands on Captain and Mate. Put us on big fish and lots of...
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Stephen L.
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3/4 am trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 23, 2020
Stumbled upon this while planning my buddies bachelor party. Best decision I made was going with shear water, we had a blast....
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Joshua Q.
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Good Trip At End Of Season

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on October 24, 2020
We caught 2 Jacks(Tough Fight), 2 Catfish(no good to eat), and 1 Red(Delicious). The crew was very friendly and helpful. Lots...
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