Bamboo Charters 1

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

Bamboo Charters is operated by Capt. Matt Bellinger and based in the heart of the Sport Fishing Capital of the World, Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Located on four islands next to Key Largo and surrounded by the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Florida Bay on the other, Islamorada sits in an aquatic wonderland!

The Atlantic waters are protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the waters of Florida Bay, which are covered by the Everglades National Park. These two unique habitats are home to countless species of saltwater fish, marine mammals, reptiles and a myriad of shore and sea birds. To say that Bamboo Charters is just another fishing charter company is an understatement!

We bring a heightened level of professionalism that starts from the moment you book your much needed Florida Keys vacation and we realize just how valuable your vacation time is to you and your family. We promise to make it a memorable experience. From our boats and top of the line fishing gear, to our efforts to meet your needs and expectations during your day on the water, we will demonstrate a professional approach. We are a top of the line charter operation that blends hospitality, service and professionalism into a warm and relaxing experience.

Each boat operated by Bamboo Charters carries a wide selection of fishing tackle, lures and bait that allows for flexibility through out the day so the captain can adjust plans as conditions and the catching changes. Your captain is well versed in the techniques and different settings that the diverse fishery of our location offers. If this is your first time fishing or its been a while for you or members of your party, no worries. Each captain will take the time needed to get you comfortable with your equipment and he will keep you on the catch. From casting to baiting, to landing and releasing your catch, our captains are there for your every need.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Ranger Boats (2 boats) (Ski and wakeboard) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Marine engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

24 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Tiger)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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. Capt. Matt's passion for the Florida Key's marine environment is deep seated in his soul. This can be seen on any charter that he runs on any given day. Capt. Matt will tell you "There is so much more to a fishing charter than just catching fish, there is so much that makes the trip memorable.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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We were about 1.5 degrees water temp away from being in tarpon city. Our guide tried like hell to get us connected but a careless boat through our lines prevented us from the big bite. Regardless he was very knowledgeable and we saw some great top water action in our short trip.

Courtney Goss  • Fished March 28, 2017
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Kieth was an awesome captain.  We caught fish all day.  It was a great family experience.  We will remember this day for a long time.

Jeff Branson  • Fished March 15, 2017
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 18, 2017

Jeff thank you very much for your business and your kind review.  Yep and Keith has been with our company several years now and we consider him a major asset to our success. Family fishing is one of our strong points here at Bamboo Charters. Thank you for including us on your vacation here in the Florida Keys!

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Took a half day trip with Captain Kieth. Whole experience was outstanding. We caught trout and mangrove snapper. Captain Kieth was very knowledgeable and we had a great time chatting with him throughout the day, not to mention he kept us on fish the whole time. Highly recommend these guys for fishing out of Islamorada.

Bob Stancil  • Fished March 13, 2017
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 16, 2017

Thank you for your review we are definitely very lucky to have Capt. Keith as one of our charter captains. I’m glad to hear that your half day charter was a very fishy event!  We look forward to taking you fishing again here in the Florida Keys with Bamboo Charters.

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