Bamboo Charters 1

(50) In high demand!
80500 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Bamboo Charters runs year-round fishing trips out of Islamorada. You will be exploring the flats, backcountry waters and inshore waterways, scouting around for Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, Cobia, Mackerel. The crew is there to accommodate to anglers of all levels of expertise and they offer a variety of packages to choose from. From family with kids on a vacation to seasoned anglers wishing to land Tarpon, Bamboo Charters has exactly what you need.

At the helm of Bamboo Charters is Captain Matt Bellinger. He is an experienced captain who simply loves what he does. He aims to make his fishing trips memorable and enjoyable. With Bamboo Chartres, it’s not just about getting the fish, but about the art of fishing.

You will be fishing from a 24’ Ranger boat that can take up to four anglers. The boat is powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine and can give you a fast ride. The boat is equipped with the navigational gear, and stores the required safety equipment. She is fit to get around the shallow waters and bring you close to the fish that hide inshore.

The trips prove productive year round. There are some peak seasons, such as Tarpon in summer, but overall, you place a safe bet any time you fish Islamorada. The crew will provide all the fishing gear, as well as lures and bait. You need to bring a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, food, snacks, and drinks of choice, as well as a camera.

Luckily enough, Bamboo Charters has several other boats in their fleet. Just scroll down and click on Captain Matt’s name to see available spots. If you want a nice add-on to your vacation, Bamboo Charters is the right address.

Bamboo Charters runs year-round fishing trips out of Islamorada. You will be exploring the flats, backcountry waters and inshore waterways, scouting around for Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, Cobia, Mackerel. The crew is there to accommodate to angle


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  • Full Day Trip - Backcountry
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Backcountry
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Shark (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Shark (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Tarpon
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Family Short Day Trip
    2 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Redfish
  Shark (Blacktip)
  Shark (Tiger)

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Yellowtail)
  Snook
  Spanish Mackerel

  Spotted Seatrout
  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger Boats (Ski and wakeboard) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Marine engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Matt Bellinger
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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Capt. Matt Bellinger is a U.S.C.G. licensed captain, PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer emeritus and will soon finish classes to attain his Master Naturalist certificate from the University of Florida. Captain Matt loves fishing the Florida Keys, and his trips are not a typical fishing outing. He pays attention to the comfort of his guests and loves the art of fishing rather than just catching fish. He will work hard to make you trip unforgettable.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 98%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 50 reviews

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We enjoyed our three trips with Keith. He is a pleasure to fish with. We had a bit stormy weather and the water temperature was sub-optimum - so fishing was not at its best. However we still hooked three Tarpons, landed two and caught a bunch of Triple Tail - which was a great experience too. Needless to say that the 13’ saltwater croc on our way back left some lasting memories. I will certainly give Keith a shout next year - when once more we will be going for the silver king.

Fished April 18, 2018
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Had a great half day trip with Bamboo Charters.  Captain was very knowledgeable and had us on fish all morning.  Ended up catching seven different species of fish.  Boat and fishing gear were all in excellent condition.  Would recommend this trip to friends and family.

Fished April 8, 2018
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 11, 2018

Thank you very much for review. Capt Anthony is a fantastic Captain and a real asset to Bamboo Charters. I’m glad you liked our new Contender 25 Bay boat, it’s a comfortable boat that is just the ticket for fishing the waters around Islamorada. Thanks for your business and come back soon.

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We booked 2 trips with Bamboo Charters. One day we had Capt. Matt and the next day we had Capt. Anthony. These are 2 of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Very knowledgeable, genuine and patient Captains-just what teenage boys need to land big Barracuda and Spanish Mackerels They work hard to put you on the fish and make sure you’re enjoying your trip. If you are in Islamorada book with Bamboo Charters….you can’t go wrong!

Fished April 2, 2018
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 17, 2018

Chris thank you for your kind words.  We enjoy our days on the water and showing families like yours just how amazing the backcountry waters can be.  Capt. Anthony and Capt Keith here at Bamboo Charters along with myself do our best on every trip to show everyone a great day.

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