Bamboo Charters 1

(30) 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.

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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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 Included
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

4.86 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

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We were greeted by Keith at the marina and he was very friendly. He asked us what we were interested in catching & then we headed out.  Keith explained everything and told us what to & what not to do in order to make our day a pleasurable experience. We had fish around us all day & had many misses. We hooked up to 2 Tarpon, 1 - Jack Crevalle & 1 - Barracuda. Keith tried hard to keep us on fish all day & was very personable. The Marina personnel Ray - (Dockmaster) & Kim (Bartender) were very friendly to our wives and made them feel at home. The wives had full access to all the marina facilities. I.E. - Pool, Shower, Bathrooms & Lounge.  I highly recommend Bamboo Charters for you next fishing adventure.

Fished May 28, 2017
Matt Bellinger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 29, 2017

Capt Keith enjoys his profession and it shows!  Thank you for coming down to the Keys and we are glad the wives enjoyed the marina property at Angler House Marina.

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Weather was great. Captain Keith was great. A lot of fun just no fish. Saw several Tarpon break the surface water but no strikes. I guess that’s why they call it fishing not catching. Lol. But even with no fish it was a good day. Would definitely recommend Keith and would use him again.

Fished May 2, 2017
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Fished April 30, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Spring into Summer May 2017

May 25, 2017

May has been a wild month of weather and fishing. Tarpon have been very active when the weather has been cooperative, the problem has been that the weather has had a blustery temper and the winds have been blowing… Read Full Report →