Captain
Brandon Morano

Member since August 2017 Biloxi, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Never dock the boat with an empty fish cooler! No bananas on board!

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Biloxi, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Never dock the boat with an empty fish cooler! No bananas on board!
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4.9
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Good experience
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.
Jonesburg, MO
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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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Gerome G.
United States
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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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Gary S.
Cape Girardeau, MO
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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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Rachel H.
Youngsville, NC
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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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Thomas B.
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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