Turneffe Flats Lodge//Belize


Turneffe Flats is one of the most respected destination fishing lodges in the saltwater fly fishing community. Located approximately thirty miles from mainland Belize, Turneffe Atoll is one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse islands in the Caribbean. It is also one of the easiest to get to. Belize City is less than three hours direct from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, and Miami!

Anglers enjoy fishing miles of flats and inshore habitat ideal for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and numerous other species. Bonefishing is orchestrated wading ocean-side flats for tailing fish in the two – five pound range, while other fishing is done from a 16’ Dolphin skiff exploring the labyrinth of flats, creeks, and mangrove lagoons. Turneffe’s permit fishery is considered one of the best in the world, resident baby tarpon are present year round, and larger migratory tarpon also show up in the summer months.

Guests stay in beachfront, air-conditioned cabanas with private baths. The lodge’s social areas include the dining room, verandah, open bar, swimming pool, and a well stocked fly shop. T-Flats also has two villas with multiple bedrooms for larger cohesive parties.

T-Flats operates a full service PADI diving and snorkeling program as well as a combo diving / fishing package. Non-angling guests can also partake in the flexible “Atoll Adventure” package that includes numerous guided activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, beach combing, bird watching, or simply napping in a hammock.

Turneffe Atoll is located approximately thirty miles from mainland Belize.

Direct flights to Belize City (BZE) are available daily from Dallas, Miami, Houston, New York, and other cities. From Belize City, guests travel by boat 90 minutes to the lodge.

Bonefish, permit and tarpon are the predominantly targeted species, but anglers will invariably have run-ins with barracudas, jacks, snook, snapper, sharks, and more. Wade-friendly bonefish flats are nearly limitless, and shots for permit and tarpon are a possibility every day.
Turneffe Flats is open year round.

Belize’s southerly latitude makes for great winter fishing. While the spring months are the most popular with anglers, the summer months usually have light southeasterly breezes and larger migratory tarpon. Tropical storms can happen anytime June-November with August-October most likely. Autumn months are normally very consistent and similar to spring conditions.

Turneffe Flats is a great destination to consider for folks interested in a Belize trip with a little more solitude. While short weeks are available on a case-by-case basis, their Saturday-Saturday weeklong program is the norm during peak season. Turneffe is considered one of the best permit fisheries in the world, and legions of cooperative bonefish make for a great venue for beginners or novice saltwater anglers to put a bend in the rod. Accommodations are very comfortable and luxurious considering its remoteness, and active non-anglers (especially divers and snorkelers) will be well entertained.
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing = $4237 per person (January-June 28)
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing = $3710 per person (June 28 – December 27)
Inquire for shorter week itinerary pricing.
Price includes 6 full days of guided fishing, all meals, ground and water transportation. Additional expenses include but are not limited to airfare to Belize City (BZE), gratuities, bar tab, equipment rentals. (See RATES for complete details.)

You the client don’t pay a penny for our travel services! Our destination recommendations, organization, and pre-trip planning services are completely free of charge – and oftentimes less expensive than booking direct with a lodge or outfitter. We can assist with every question, concern, or special request related to your adventure at zero cost!