Be Pampered in Paradise

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

Awaken in your air-conditioned beachfront cabana to an incredible tropical seascape of white sand beach, expansive 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, coral reef and remarkably rich marine habitat.

Flats Fishing

For nearly three decades Turneffe Flats has been known as one of the Caribbean's finest saltwater fly fishing destinations. 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".

Although the spin fishing at Turneffe is exceptional, we are primarily a fly fishing destination. We are privileged to have a large repeat customer base with anglers from the finest fly shops and outfitters around the world making Turneffe Flats their annual saltwater fly-fishing destination.

Bonefishing has been the mainstay of our fishing for decades with Turneffe Atoll's 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. Bonefishing remains consistently good throughout the year.

Permit Fishing
Increasing numbers of saltwater anglers have developed a serious interest in permit fishing. Turneffe Flats is one of a select group of saltwater destinations where you can regularly experience the excitement of flats fishing for tailing permit. Good permit fishing is available throughout the year.

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

Belize SCUBA Diving
The atolls of Belize are consistently rated amongst the world's best dive destinations. With pristine coral reefs, abundant marine life and warm Caribbean seas, it's easy to see why.

Turneffe Flats is ideally located to take advantage of Belize's best diving, and three dives per day including a weekly night dive are standard for us. We are ideally located to access Lighthouse Reef Atoll and the famous Blue Hole. Weather permitting, our weekly dive package includes a trip to Lighthouse to dive the Blue Hole, Half Moon Wall and Long Caye.

Small dive groups are our norm (6 to 12 divers) with our excellent Instructors and Dive Masters emphasizing personalized service and maximum flexibility. PADI Dive Instruction is available on-site and we offer a range of courses including Discover SCUBA Diving, Open Water Referral, Advanced SCUBA Diver Certification and various Specialty Courses.

Atoll Adventure / Marine Eco tours
.... Belize Snorkeling Tours and much more

Because there are so many wonderful things to see and do at Turneffe, we have developed a diversified marine ecotourism vacation combining our world-class snorkeling with several other activities which we call our Atoll Adventure.

Incredible snorkeling is a mainstay of this package with a wide variety of snorkeling choices. Observe manatees and dolphins in their natural habitats or look for more than 60 bird species identified at Turneffe. This unique program is exciting, educational and fun. Learn the fascinating history of the Turneffe Atoll beginning with the Maya, who fished and traded on the Turneffe Atoll as far back as 400 A.D., to the Pirates of the Caribbean who used Turneffe as a favored hideout. Join a Belizean cooking class or just relax in a hammock under the coconut palms.

Our Atoll Adventure Guides are informative and fun, and our 25 foot boat is at your guides' disposal for full access to the Turneffe Atoll's wonderful marine ecosystem. This is a very flexible and educational package adapted to the desires and abilities of our guests on a day-to-day basis.

Inland (Belize Rainforest)/Island Packages
... the best of both worlds

One consideration when planning a vacation in Belize is seeing as much as possible of this wonderfully diverse country. Turneffe Atoll and Belize's inland rainforest areas offer very different opportunities. To offer the fullest possible experience, we have joined with the two premier inland ecotour resorts in Belize, Chaa Creek and Chan Chich, to offer wonderful combination packages with Turneffe Flats.

Our combination packages will allow you to enjoy Turneffe Flats' water based activities including SCUBA diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, dolphins, manatees, and a variety of other marine eco-adventures. Or, if you choose, just relaxing on the Caribbean Sea. You will spend the remainder of your vacation at either Chaa Creek or Chan Chich enjoying jungle walks, river canoeing, caving, birding or exploring Belize's Mayan ruins.

As a charter
member of One
Percent For The
Planet, Turneffe
Flats donates
1% of all income
to conservation.







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Capt Gene Kelly

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PO Box 2104, Montauk, NY, 11954

631 668 2019


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