Turneffe Flats Lodge - Belize

Premier Bonefish and Permit fishing

Turneffe Flats Lodge sits thirty miles off the coast of Belize, just 30 miles from the world-famous Great Blue Hole. With 250 square miles of expansive flats, Turneffe is the largest and most diverse coral atoll in the Caribbean. The Atoll is remote and strikingly beautiful, crystal clear waters and a wide diversity of marine life.

Fishing Turneffe Flats

turneffe flats fishing

Turneffe Flats is 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. The opportunity to catch bonefish, permit, and tarpon on any given day makes Turneffe Flats one of the rare spots to pursue a Grand Slam.
Methods:  Spin fishing is exceptional, but the Lodge is primarily a fly fishing destination.
Read John B. Snow's Outdoor Life article:
A Bone Fishing Adventure on the Flats of Belize.

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, plus smaller groups and singles. Their bonefishing is good throughout the year. Some of their best flats are just minutes from the resort. As a result, long, rough boat rides aren’t necessary. They fish the entire atoll. Some bars, creeks, and lagoons are about a 30 to 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. A flat right outside their cabins is home to a large school of bonefish and an occasional permit.

Turneffe's Boats and Guides

Turneffe Flats Fishing

Boats:  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. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides:  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.
Fishing Equipment:  is not included in the package. The Lodge has a rental program of top fishing gear and wading boots. A comprehensive gear and tackle list is provided in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License:  is not included. A fishing license is $25.00 and billed to your tab and paid before departure.

Getting to the Lodge:

You'll fly to Ladyville in the outskirts of Belize City. After Customs, a Turneffe Flats representative will meet you and drive 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. You'll board the Lodge’s comfortable 50’ Hatteras yacht and take a 90-minute ride through the scenic offshore cayes, the Barrier Reef, and Turneffe’s mangrove channels before arriving at the 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.
Turneffe's 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 the Belizean way.

2023 USD Rates:

7-nights and 6-day packages
Saturday to Saturday packages
Rates below include 9% Belize hotel tax.
Peak Season Dec. 31, 2022 - June 24, 2023:
Guided Fishing Packages:
Two anglers per boat and room: $5,712.70 per person
One angler per boat and room: $7,872.91
Fishing and Diving Combo $5,929.70 per person
Diving package $3,759.70 per person
Non-Angler sharing room $3,217.21 per person
Atoll Adventure $3,542.70 per person

Low Season: June 24 - Dec. 30, 2023:
Guided Fishing Packages:
Two anglers per boat and room: $4,953.21 per person
One angler per boat and room: $7,113.40
Fishing and Diving Combo $5,170.20 per person
Diving Only Package $3,434.20 per person
Non-Angler sharing room $3,000.20 per person
Atoll Adventure $3,325.70 per person
Shorter Stay packages available. Request an information packet.

Packages Include:

Ground and boat transfers between the airport and the Lodge, double-occupancy lodging at Turneffe Flats, three meals daily plus hors d’oeuvres, guided activities as per package booked, use of on-site amenities including Wi-Fi, swimming pool, kayaks, and the gym, and Belize 9% hotel tax.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, liquor, gratuities, fishing equipment (rentals are available), additional transfer fees on days other than Saturday and Wednesdays, park entrance fees, fishing license ($25.00 per person), exit tax of approximately $40.00 U.S. per person (usually included in the price of your airline ticket), Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Non-Angler Activities

Sightseeing, superb snorkeling, and SCUBA diving are other reasons people visit Turneffe Flats. PADI Dive Instructors offer introductory diving courses with basic SCUBA instruction followed by two shallow dives of no more than 30 feet. There is an additional charge for this course. Combination fishing and SCUBA diving packages are available.

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 overlooks the ocean.

Turneffe Flats Infinity swimming pool

Air-conditioned rooms with private bath

Air-conditioned rooms

Turneffe Flats Lodge

Turneffe Flats Aerial

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com