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
    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
    12 Hr Snapper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 9
    $1,500
    Book your trip now while Snapper Season is reopened for Fall 2021 for less than one month. Oct. 15-Nov. 9 ,2021.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Snapper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 9
    $1,400
    Fish for the delicious Red Snapper while they open the season back up for less than a month. Oct. 15-Nov. 9, Fall 2021.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Snapper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 9
    $1,250
    Book your trip now while Snapper Season is reopened for Fall 2021 for less than one month. Oct. 15-Nov. 9 ,2021.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trolling Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip will see you spend an extended full day on the water! You'll be fishing 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 Trolling Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
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124 Customer Reviews
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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) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

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 date(s) 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Alan S.
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6 hour afternoon trip.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 5, 2021
1 adult and 4 kids on this trip. I couldn’t have asked for more. All boats were experiencing a slow afternoon of fishing....
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10 hour Red Snapper trip. Best one yet.

VERIFIED   10 Hour Snapper Trip on July 17, 2021
We couldn’t have been any happier with our choice of charter and Captain. Capt. Brandon and his deckhand were absolutely...
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All day Red Snapper trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Snapper Trip on July 30, 2021
Captain Brandon found the fish and we caught our limit with very large snappers in about an 1-2 hours. Then we caught our limit...
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1st time fisherman

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trolling Trip on July 28, 2021
This was the first time we used this charter company more like family the way they treated us. My 7 year old grandson this...
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Simpsonville, SC
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Trolling with the crew

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on July 20, 2021
Had a lot of fun out with this crew. Weather was a little squirrely but Captain helped navigate it and once we got waited a...
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FAQs about Shearwater Charters

Shearwater Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Speckled Trout (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trolling Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trolling Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 8 Hour Snapper Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 10 Hour Snapper Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hr Snapper Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Shearwater Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (2 sets of bunks, one fold out)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (Salon)
  • Multimedia System (Stereo system )
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shearwater Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Gratuity appreciated)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Shearwater Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 65 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Shearwater Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shearwater Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon