Fly fishing possibilities are endless around the Turneffe Atoll in Belize. While most of our guests come to fly fish for bonefish, which are abundant on the nearby flats, our guides can also introduce you to the Permit, Tarpon and a wide variety of other fish. Our flats boats can take you to numerous fishing sites on the flats and in the mangrove creeks and lagoons. We also offer spin casting and night fishing. Our tackle shop has rental equipment available and an assortment of flies and lures. The fishing schedule is from 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. You can return to the resort for lunch or you can take packed lunch with you in the morning. Please discuss your fishing requests with your fishing guide and the managers.
After forty years, the private island Turneffe Island Resort is still recognized as one of the top saltwater flats and fly fishing lodges / resorts in Belize and in the Western Caribbean. With forty years of experience and the record holder for the most grand slams caught, this your assurance that Turneffe Island Resort has a quality fishing program and has demonstrated a high level of service with comfortable upscale accommodations. Turneffe Island Resort has chosen The Orvis Company brand to provide you with world class fly fishing equipment.
Our commitment to excellence will reward you with the best saltwater fishing and fly fishing experience that no other resort can offer you in Belize. We hope you will join us and experience our quality for yourself.
Please remember NO FISHING from the island at any time.
Catch and Release
We are a catch and release only lodge which offers you an exclusive fishing experience. With our secluded southern Atoll location and maximum anglers per week of (8), our creeks and flats in Turneffe Atoll are packed with fish. Now, it’s your chance to set a world record with a Grand Slam. You too can catch a Permit, Tarpon and Bonefish in one day, and nail down your place in the record books!
Types of Fish
Most of our guests seek Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon which are plentiful within minutes of the Lodge. Our guides can also introduce you to Barracuda, numerous varieties of Jacks, Snapper and much more. Our Dolphin Super Skiffs (50 Hp 4 Stroke engines) provide maximum comfort, and speed you to various fishing sites around the Atoll and open blue water. Our fishing program is built around our Flats Management Program offering scheduled runs from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
We also offer early morning and evening fishing as well, simply ask about our add-on fishing. A typical day might begin with a search for Permit or Bonefish in the interior flats. Then, you may choose to eat lunch on or off the island. After lunch, head back to the flats, search out Tarpon in our local creeks or even troll for Snapper and Barracuda. End the day at our outdoor bar for storytelling and planning what to do the next day. We will custom design your fishing schedule to match your needs upon arrival.