Turneffe Flats Lodge

Turneffe Flats has long been recognized as a premier saltwater fly fishing, scuba diving and marine ecotourism destination.  Located on Belize's Turneffe Atoll, the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the Caribbean, we specialize in superior service for a limited number of guests.

Awaken in your air-conditioned beachfront cabin to an incredible tropical seascape of white sand beach, tranquil bonefish flats, lush mangroves and the surf breaking over the reef for miles in either direction.  Watch a spectacular sunrise from your verandah and when night falls, the stars look close enough to touch.

We are ideally located to enjoy all of Turneffe's  250 square miles of expansive flats, healthy coral reef and remarkably rich marine habitat.

The diversity of our saltwater flats fishing sets us apart from other destinations and the opportunity to catch bonefish, permit and tarpon on a given day makes Turneffe Flats one of the rare spots to pursue a "Flats Grand Slam," the landing all three species in a single day.

Bonefishing is a mainstay of our fishing, with miles of crystal clear, wadeable flats. While wading Turneffe's extensive turtle grass flats, you will sight fish to large schools of bonefish as well as smaller groups and singles. Our bonefishing is consistently good throughout the year.

Permit Fishing
For the past decade, increasing numbers of saltwater anglers have developed a serious interest in the elusive permit. Turneffe Flats is one of a select group of saltwater destinations where you can experience the excitement of flats fishing for tailing permit with a reasonable opportunity to catch one. Our permit fishing is also consistently available throughout the year.

Tarpon Fishing
Because tarpon are migratory, they are somewhat seasonal. Although some tarpon are around throughout the year, our prime season generally begins in April and continues to mid October. June, July and August are usually the best months for tarpon fishing. Most of our migratory tarpon are in the 70-90 pound range, but we see a few 150-200 pound monsters each year.

Other Species
Other fish that can be caught on Turneffe Atoll, Belize

The interior of the Turneffe Atoll offers miles of mangrove-lined bays, creeks and lagoons to fish for various snappers, jacks and barracuda with poppers or Clouser minnows. This can be some very exciting saltwater fishing with either a fly rod or spinning gear.

Barracuda are an underrated and acrobatic game fish inhabiting the reefs at Turneffe in large numbers. Some anglers prefer to troll a fly for them, but they can also be taken by sight casting on the flats or by casting poppers into the deeper holes along the reef.

Along the reef, wading anglers can take snappers and jacks by casting deceiver patterns or poppers into the surf. Spending some time during your stay at Turneffe "chasing" other species is always fun and usually rewarding.

Rates:  Call or e-mail us as Turneffe Flats Lodge often offers specials

Fishing Packages
Partial Week Packages are available with some restrictions. Single Supplement Packages (private fishing boat, guide and room) are available on request.

Included in Fishing Package:
Fully guided daily fishing - two anglers per boat and one guide
All land and sea transfers on scheduled transfer days
Three substantial meals per day and pre-dinner hors d"oeuvres
AIR CONDITIONED, double occupancy lodging

Not included in this package:
Bar tab
Fly shop and gift shop purchases
Fishing equipment rentals

Terms and Conditions
A deposit of 50% is required within 15 days of booking to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.  Credit cards are accepted; however, there will be a 4% service charge for the use of a credit card. Deposit is refundable, less a $100 per person processing fee, if written cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to the trip. A 50% refund will be made to client if written cancellation is received 31-89 days prior to the trip, and no refund will be made if written cancellation is received 30 days or less prior to the trip, unless a substitute angler is found, in which case a full refund will be made less a $100 processing fee.    Receipt of deposit is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation/refund and responsibility clauses.

Because many deposits and final payments for trip packages may be non-refundable (see above,) it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, postpone or reschedule your trip for any reason. This is the only way that we can assist you with compensation for a cancelled trip. For more information or for assistance in purchasing trip insurance, please contact CCO Fly Fishing/Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters

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