Bamboo Charters- Go Fish II

Capt. Matt Bellinger Islamorada, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Bamboo Charters- Go Fish II-Person
(10Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

A unique island among the Florida Keys, Islamorada has treasures all to its own. Bamboo Charters and Captain Matt Bellinger will give you an unforgettable rod bending experience you can only get on the Florida waters!

Islamorada, Florida is the perfect family vacation destination. It’s also home to Captain Matt Bellinger and Bamboo Charters. Captain Matt owns and operates Bamboo Charters. He has been fishing the waters of the Florida Keys since 1989. Fishing with family is important to Capt. Matt. His love of fishing, family, and the Florida Keys environment is the driving force that influences his life and charter guide service. Because of this, he welcomes children of all ages aboard for what’s sure to be a fun time on the water.

Bamboo Charters and Captain Matt have a fleet of boats that can accommodate 4 guests to 6 guests. The Go Fish II is a 25’ Bay Boat that’s powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine. This vessel is equipped with USCG approved safety gear. It also has modern navigational equipment, a fish finder, and a live well for fresh bait. It has a casting platform and a snorkeling equipment.

On your trip with Bamboo Charters all rods, reels, terminal tackle, lures, and fresh bait is included. The fishing license for you and your guests is also included. You’ll be fishing the backcountry of Florida as well as other fishing locations such as nearshore, inshore, offshore, reef, and flats. Captain Matt offers bottled water and sodas on your trip with Bamboo Charters. After your fishing adventure on the beautiful Islamorada waters, ask Captain Matt about the Family Trip he offers for a day of sightseeing and snorkeling equipment as well.

Islamorada, Florida is the sport fishing capital of the world. Your rods will be screaming with Barracuda, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Red Grouper, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, Hogfish, Redfish, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Black Grouper, Yellowtail, Wahoo, and Sharks!! After your very adventurous and productive day on the water with Bamboo Charters, Captain Matt will clean and fillet your catch ensuring you won’t leave your trip empty handed.

Book your trip today with Bamboo Charters and Captain Matt Bellinger. They’ll give you a fishing experience that will have you coming back year after year!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

80500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

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Trips start at $500

4 Trips

1-6 guests

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2018 25' Bay Boat

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip will let you and your group or family enjoy the back country, nearshore patch reefs, and Gulf waters surrounding Islamorada. Target species including Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Shark, and much more!

Includes:
drinks,

Close details

private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip will let you and your group or family enjoy the back country, nearshore patch reefs, and Gulf waters surrounding Islamorada. Target species including Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Shark, and much more!

Includes:
drinks,

Close details

private

3/4 DAY TRIP

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On this trip we'll target Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook. Bring sunglasses, a camera, and sunblock.

Includes:
drinks,

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip opens up the ability to run deep into Florida Bay and explore several different areas. We'll target Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, and Spanish Mackerel.

Includes:
drinks,

Close details

Fish Species

Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Bluefish
Cobia
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Pompano
Porgy
Red Grouper
Redfish
Sharks
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Wahoo
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Matt Bellinger

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length

25

Year Built

2018

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

300 HP

Customer Reviews

Bamboo Charters- Go Fish II-Person
(10Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars
  • Captain Matt was Awesome

    Created Lauren Campos

    Captain Matt was awesome! He was quick to reply to my request initially when I had some concerns about the length of time for my 5 year old & his attention. He suggested a 2 hour trip and it was just what we needed. My son caught plenty of fish and was pretty excited at the end to have Captain Matt cut them and off to dinner we went with our fresh catch! Thanks so much Matt!

  • 4 hour trip

    Created Aj Walter

    Amazing fishing experience for our family ! Went out 4hrs everyone caught something , yellow jacks , yellow tail , mackerel ,mangrove snapper ,and enough to fillet and fry up for supper .

  • Great Trip!

    Created Devin Cathey

    I came to the Keys to celebrate my 30th birthday. I love to fish and am an avid sports-woman. All I really wanted to do was fish in these waters!! We selected Bamboo Charters. Best choice!!! We were set up with Capt. Joe, and boy, was it a perfect fit!! You can see his passion for these waters and for the aquatic life. He was very knowledgeable, kind, on top of everything going on. We had a 5 person trip. He kept it running smoothly! He helped me reel in my largest fish ever! 37” and 19lb Snook on ten pound tackle!!! Without his guidance, it wouldn’t have happened! Thanks again, Capt. Joe!! You were great and we will be back!

  • Highly Recommended!

    Created Brandt Lyman

    I have been out twice with Keith and it’s been awesome. Even though both times the wind has been a challenge they have made sure I’ve caught fish and had a great trip. I’ll be fishing with them again in the future as much as I can. I have some excellent pictures, but I don’t know how to load them. Highly recommend.

  • Awesome Fishing!

    Created Rick Dean

    From Capt Matt setting up our trip to Capt Joe taking us fishing, our first backcountry fishing trip couldn't have been better!! Met Capt Joe at the private Angler House Marina on Islamorada and took off on an amazing fishing machine, a 2019 25' Contender w/300hp Yamaha. While making our way to a couple fishing spots 30 or so minutes away, Capt Joe used his vast knowledge and experience to educate us on the type of fish we'll probably catch and about the fragile ecosystem of the Florida Bay and the Everglades. As soon as we arrived at our 2nd spot, we started catching dozens of fish; snook, redfish, yellowjack, catfish and others. We even thought we hooked a small tarpon but it wound up being a bull shark, still exciting!! Even saved a pelicans life since it got a big catfish caught in its throat! Speaking of, we'll certainly be back soon when tarpon season starts. Can't wait to go fishing with Capt Joe again and catch our first tarpon!!

  • above 10 stars!

    Created Mary Sholl

    Captain Matt was beyond professional and wonderful with kids. He even saved the lives of a couple of kayakers we encountered who had flipped over and could not swim. I felt completely safe with my children on board. I also appreciated his attention to the environment and his anti-plastic water bottle business for thirsty boaters! He goes beyond 10 stars!!!

  • Awesome Guide!

    Created Jason Smith

    Capt Matt was awesome. He was patient with my boys (11 and 12 yrs old) and made sure each caught a shark!! Also caught enough trout for that night's dinner. Highly recommend!!

  • Very Proffesional

    Created Charnae Berry

    Bamboo Charters is the epitome of customer service and expertise! We were taken to different areas of the gulf and caught various types of fish. They educated both beginner and tenured fishermen on not only how to fish, but where to fish and what types of bait to use for different catches. I can’t wait to fish again! New goal is a speedboat!!

  • 4 hour trip

    Created Brandon Barrett

    My group of 5 had a great 4 hour Backcountry trip with Capt Joe. He definitely knew what he was doing and made the trip fun. We caught enough speckled trout for delicious meal later on and enjoyed catching some smaller specs and redfish we weren't able to keep. I hope I can book another trip with Bamboo the next time I visit the keys!

  • Great Family trip

    Created Joslynn Lime

    My family had a great time with Captain Matt from Bamboo Charters. We explained to Captain Matt when planning our trip that we didn’t just want a day of fishing. We wanted some snorkel time and cruising around to sight see. He planned us a perfect day with just enough fishing, plenty of time to snorkel at a reef and more. I was a little nervous snorkeling in the open ocean, but with his years of experience in diving he took all the precautions to make sure we were all safe. Our family also enjoyed the exclusive access to their pool and bar after our day out. We will all always use Bamboo Charters when in the Keys. Thank you for an awesome day!