Bamboo Charters 1

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


Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
Days:
Persons:
  • 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 - 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 - 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 (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
There are 10 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Shark (Tiger)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Yellowtail)

 
Snook
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Matt Bellinger
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 41 reviews

Boat
Crew
Overall
5 stars
39
39
4 stars
0
0
3 stars
2
2
2 stars
0
0
1 star
0
0

Amazing experience with Captain Keith!  So much knowledge of the local wildlife.

Fished January 9, 2018
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 9, 2018

Thanks for coming out and Capt Keith is a great asset on the boat. We look forward to seeing you both again some time in the future.

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall

Had one great trip! Will do again. Better than expected! Captain Kieth was great. Caught fish we could eat and 100 pound shark. Experience was incredible!

Fished December 28, 2017
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 17, 2018

Thank you Mike!  Capt Keith is a one of a kind guy.  I’m glad to hear we exceeded your expectations while fishing with us.

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Fished December 23, 2017
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 17, 2018

Thank you very much for the day on the water!

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall