Turneffe Flats Lodge - Premier Flats Fishing

Thirty miles off the coast of Belize, Turneffe Flats is located on the Turneffe Atoll, the largest and most diverse coral atoll in the Caribbean. The Turneffe Atoll is remote and strikingly beautiful with crystal clear waters alive with a wide diversity of marine life. There are 250 square miles of expansive flats.


Fishing Turneffe Flats

turneffe flats fishing

Turneffe Flats has been known as one of the Caribbean’s premier saltwater fly fishing destinations. The diversity of their saltwater flats fishing sets them apart from other destinations and the opportunity to catch bonefish, permit, and tarpon on any given day make Turneffe Flats one of the rare spots to pursue a “Grand Slam.” Spin fishing is exceptional, but they are primarily a fly fishing destination.

Year-round bonefishing

Turneffe Flats Lodge

Bonefish miles of crystal clear, wadeable flats. While wading Turneffe’s extensive turtle grass flats, you'll sightfish large schools of bonefish as well as smaller groups and singles. Their bonefishing is good throughout the year. Some of their best flats are located literally minutes away from the resort. As a result, long, rough boat rides aren’t necessary. They do fish the entire atoll and some of the bars, creeks and lagoons may be a 30-40 minute run. The proximity of their fishing is such that it's very feasible to fish for tarpon and permit in the morning, for example, and boat to the oceanside flats for a full afternoon of bonefish. There is also a flat right outside their cabins that is home to a large school of bonefish and an occasional permit.

Turneffe's Boats and Guides

Turneffe Flats fishing

Fish from 16’ Dolphin super skiffs, custom built in the U.S. These are comfortable skiffs that cut the chop when running and pole well in skinny water. They have large casting decks and rod holders for six rods. All skiffs are equipped with VHF radios and safety gear. They fish two anglers per boat and guide. All of their guides are English-speaking Belizeans. Several have been guiding on the flats for more than three decades, and most have been with Turneffe Flats for the majority of that time. They are some of the most experienced and dedicated flats guides in the Caribbean. If you desire assistance, they will gladly help you with the technical aspects of saltwater fly fishing.

Getting Here:

You'll fly into Ladyville, in the outskirts of Belize City. After Customs, a Turneffe Flats representative will meet you and transport you to the Radisson Hotel Marina. There is a restaurant/bar at the marina for lunch or a beverage while you wait to leave for Turneffe Flats. Aboard their comfortable 50-foot Hatteras, you'll take a 90-minute boat trip to the Lodge. This scenic trip takes you through the offshore cayes, the Barrier Reef, and the mangrove channels at Turneffe before arriving at Turneffe Flats Lodge.


About Turneffe Flats Lodge

Turneffe Flats is located on the northeastern side of Turneffe Atoll on a private point with a white sandy beach. World-class snorkeling. Enjoy Belizean-style and American dishes in the colonial-style lodge. Air-conditioned rooms with private baths are located right on the beach. There are many package options, diving, Atoll Adventures and more. There are also diving and fishing combination packages. Request an information packet for full details.

2018 Rates:

7-nights and 6-days:
Dec. 30, 2017 – June 23, 2018:
Guided fishing   $4,736.20 p.p.
Diving package   $3,000.20 p.p.
Fishing and Dive Combo
$4,844.70 p.p.
Atoll Adventure (non-angler option)
$2,783.20 p.p.
June 23, 2018 – Dec. 15, 2018
Guided fishing  $4,085.21 p.p.
Diving package  $2,783.20 p.p.
Fishing and Dive Combo
$4,302.21 p.p.
Atoll Adventure (non-angler option)
$2,566.21 p.p.
Click here for a PDF of 2018 Rates.

Packages include:

Guided activities as per package booked, Saturday and Wednesday airport transfers, lodging at Turneffe Flats, three meals daily, plus hors d’oeuvres, use of on-site amenities including pool, the internet, kayaks, and the gym.

Packages do not include:

Liquor, gratuities, equipment rentals, additional transfer fees (on days other than Saturday and Wednesdays), park entrance fees and licenses, airfare to Belize, exit tax of approximately $40.00 U.S. per person, (This fee is included in the price of U.S. airline tickets) and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Non-angler Activities

Sightseeing, superb snorkeling, and SCUBA diving are other reasons people visit Turneffe Flats. Combination fishing and SCUBA diving packages are available. PADI Dive Instructors offer introductory diving courses offer basic SCUBA instruction followed by two shallow dives of no more than 30 feet. There is an additional charge for this course. Their Atoll Adventure Package offers a full day of guided activities such as snorkeling, sightseeing, or bird watching. Spend a day with one of their cooks, learning how to prepare empanadas and tortillas or garnaches the Belizean way.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request a Turneffe Flats Info Packet  

Turneffe Flats photos


Crystal clear, wadeable flats

Bonefishing Turneffe Flats

Permit fishing is good year-round

permit fishing

16’ Dolphin super skiffs

Turneffe Flats boats

Fishing and Diving combo packages

Turneffe Flats

Scuba dive and snorkeling, too

Turneffe Flats

Scuba diving

Turneffe Flats

New Infinity swimming pool

Turneffe Flats

Pool overlooks the ocean

Turneffe Flats swimming pool

Air-conditioned rooms with private bath

Air-conditioned rooms