Bamboo Charters 1

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.

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 Ocea


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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 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
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Shark
    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
  • Family Short Day Trip
    2 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300 private charter
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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.

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
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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. 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

4.81 out of 5 stars from 35 reviews

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Great time very professional I will recommend to my friends and family.

Fished July 20, 2017
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Fished July 13, 2017
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Our Captain Keith was very informative and helpful with all aspects of the trip. He put us on the fish in all locations that we were taken too. We all thought that he was very good at his profession and had an overall great time with him. Thank you

Fished July 3, 2017
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Fishing Reports

October and Hurricane Irma

September 28, 2017

Irma brought change to the Florida Keys in many ways and more change will come. For me it began as I was driving out of my neighborhood Plantation Key Colony. I was looking in the rear view mirror and… Read Full Report →