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For more than three decades, Turneffe Flats has been known as one of the world’s finest saltwater destinations.  Our diverse fishery, with the opportunity to land bonefish, permit and tarpon on any given day, sets Turneffe Flats apart from other destinations. Turneffe’s crystal clear, wadeable flats make bonefishing a consistent mainstay of our fishing. Turneffe is also one of a select group of saltwater destinations offering anglers the opportunity to experience the excitement of casting to tailing permit every month of the year. Additionally, Turneffe is home to large, migratory tarpon between April and October with resident tarpon caught throughout the year. Snook, barracuda, snapper, jacks, triggerfish, and several other species, round out an exceptionally-diverse fishery.

Turneffe Flats has long been recognized as one of Belize’s premier saltwater fly fishing, SCUBA diving and marine eco-tourism destinations.  Located on the incredibly-beautiful Turneffe Atoll, we specialize in superior service for a limited number of guests.

Awaken in your air-conditioned beachfront cabana to a stunning tropical seascape, expansive bonefish flats, and surf breaking over the coral reef.  We are ideally located to enjoy Turneffe’s 250 square miles of pristine flats, coral reefs and rich marine life.

Turneffe Atoll is the largest of only four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere, and is best-known for its variety of saltwater fishing. Turneffe Flats is located on a remote, picturesque point featuring white sand beach and coconut palms.  An expansive bonefish flat is right outside your front door and a healthy coral reef is only a stone’s throw away.


Bonefish have been a primary target of Turneffe Flats’ anglers for more than 30 years.  While wading the expansive flats on the seaward side of Turneffe, you will regularly see large schools of bonefish providing an unequaled opportunity for new saltwater anglers to learn the basics of the sport. There are also plenty of challenging opportunities for those who enjoy stalking larger fish (some in excess of 10 pounds) in skinny water. Our ocean-side flats are some of the most picturesque flats anywhere.

Permit Fishing

Permit are the prime objective of many anglers at Turneffe Atoll. With Turneffe Flats leading the way, Belize has gained a reputation as the permit capital of the world. Many guests have celebrated their first-ever permit with us and many return year after year to take advantage of Turneffe’s exceptional permit fishery.

Most permit are found as singles or in small groups on the flats and bars throughout the atoll, although we also frequently see larger schools of permit tailing in shallow water. Most of our permit fishing is done from a poled skiff but there is also excellent wade fishing for permit on our ocean-side flats.

Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon are perhaps the ultimate challenge of saltwater fly fishing.  Although there are always some resident tarpon to be found, our migratory tarpon season extends from mid-April to October.  Tarpon inhabit the creeks, channels and lagoons of the Atoll and most tarpon jumped are 60-90 pounds, with some fish in the 100-150 pound range and occasional monsters approaching 200 pounds.


Trip Rates

2018 RATES

(Note taxes not included)

All full week rates are for Saturday-Saturday Packages. Partial Week Packages are booked on a space available basis and space may be limited during peak season.  Packages can be mixed and ala carte upgrades can be booked at the resort if space is available.
All rates are per person based on double occupancy except as noted for the Single Supplement Fishing Package.  Private room upgrades are available upon request. All guest rooms are charged at the same rate, and all rooms are air-conditioned.

Packages Include:

  • Saturday & Wednesday airport transfers
  • Lodging at Turneffe Flats
  • Daily guided activity as per Package booked
  • Three meals daily plus hors d’oeuvres
  • Use of on-site amenities including pool, internet, sea kayaks and the gym

Packages Do Not Include:

  • Belizean taxes
  • Bar tab, gratuities, & equipment rental if needed
  • Additional transfers on days other than Saturday and Wednesdays
  • Park entrance fees & licenses

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