• OPEN * Special Booking Offer

    Hosted & Non-Hosted Trips Available

    OPEN * Special Booking Offer

    Hosted & Non-Hosted Trips Available

2021 Hosted Dates: November 6-13 *4 Rods* - - 2021 UnHosted Dates: April 3-10 **7 Rods** April 10-17 **5 Rods** April 17-24 **4 Rods**

Every New Full Week International Adventure Travel Trip Booked will receive 50ct. hand select flies for your destination $325.00+ value!
* Does not apply to any trip being rescheduled due to Covid-19 cancellations * New Trips Booked ONLY * Not valid with other discounts or promotions *

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 the resident tarpon caught throughout the year. Snook, snapper, jacks, and variety of other species, round out an exceptionally diverse fishery.

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.

Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Lisa McLaughlin for additional information and to BOOK!

[email protected]

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!




When it comes to green tourism and environmental sustainability, Turneffe Flats Lodge has long been one of the western Caribbean’s most innovative fishing and diving resorts. More than ten years in the making, Turneffe Flats’ new solar-powered system is one of the largest off-grid solar systems in the Caribbean, allowing the fishing, diving, and ecotourism resort to greatly reduce its dependence on diesel power. Located 30 miles from mainland Belize, the system is capable of producing 100 kilowatts of power, providing enough energy to operate the entire resort, which accommodates 30 guests per week.

Turneffe Flats founder and owner, Craig Hayes, advised that the new solar panels will provide approximately 80% of the island’s energy needs. This state of the art system will replace 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year. Craig Hayes also believes that in addition to being the right thing to do environmentally, replacing diesel with the sun also makes good economic sense.

Turneffe Flats has tried to set standards for environmental stewardship and sustainability and provide top-level guest service while having the least possible impact on the environment. Their new energy system is part of a long-term effort to lower their carbon footprint.




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Belize Reopening Plan

Belize Reopening Plan

Belize is OPEN – only Gold Standard Lodges are OPEN


Prior to arrival, all visitors to Belize must:

1) Download the Belize Health App (Download Belize Health App Here) and input the required information no more than 72 hours prior to landing in Belize, AND

a) Proof of vaccination with an official vaccine card documenting that you have received all required doses (2 for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines) at least two weeks prior to your travel is now an approved option for entering to Belize without a COVID-19 test.

Or b) if you cannot provide proof of immunization bring along a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of travel,

Or c) Negative Rapid Antigen test result from Sofia, SD Biosensor, or ABBOTT (Panbio) taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel.

**Children under the age of 5 are not required to present a negative COVID test; Children 5 years and older must present a negative COVID test. **

If no PCR test presented, you will be required to take a COVID test at airport for $50 per passenger at passenger’s own expense. Testing will be done on a “swab and go” basis for tourists that are staying at Gold Standard hotels. Only positive cases will receive notification from Ministry of Health within 24 hours.

Note: Positive cases will be notified within 24 hours and required to quarantine at your Gold Standard hotel

Upon arrival at Philip SW Goldson International Airport, visitors will proceed to health screen. (thermal imaging temperature check, disinfect shoes, verify information on Belize Health App, COVID Test if not provided in advance, etc.).

Wear your mask, practice physical distancing protocols and get ready to enjoy your Belize experience.

    • Tourists can move around freely but are highly encouraged to remain within the safe corridor and utilize Gold Standard restaurants, tour sites, gift shops, and certified transportation.
  1. Upon Return to USA: Take a PCR Test within 72 hours of Travel. A negative result is required for departure.

Additional Information can be found here. 


What to expect fly fishing Turneffe Atoll

For more than three decades, Turneffe Flats has been known as one of the world’s premier flats fishing destinations combining a remarkable fishery with excellent English-speaking guides, top-notch equipment, superior accommodations, and service. The ability to sight-fish for BONEFISH, PERMIT, and TARPON on any given day makes Turneffe one of the few places where a Grand Slam is always a possibility.

  • 6:00 AM: Wake
  • 6:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 7:00 AM: Depart for flats
  • 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM: Fishing
  • 5:30 PM: Back at the lodge
  • 7:00 PM: Dinner

General Information


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 is 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 permits is 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 a permit on our ocean-side flats.

Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon is perhaps the ultimate challenge of saltwater fly fishing. Although there is always some resident tarpon to be found, our migratory tarpon season extends from mid-April to October. Tarpon inhabits 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.

Other Species

The interior of the Turneffe Atoll offers miles of mangrove-lined bays, creeks, and lagoons to fish for snook, various species of snapper, 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 is 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.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

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.

SCUBA and Snorkeling on the Coral Reefs

Explore all of the wonders and the beauty of the Turneffe Atoll. Our unique marine eco-adventure experience features world-class snorkeling, birding, wildlife sightseeing, and several other fun and informative activities. If you are so inclined, you can stay at the resort and lounge at the pool or on our beach. Every day offers a great new adventure and a perfect opportunity to relax – that’s what our Atoll Adventure is all about.

Atoll Adventurers choose from a variety of daily guided activities led by Abel Coe or another experienced Atoll Adventure guide, all of whom are informative and fun. Our 25-foot canopied boat is at your guide’s disposal for exploring the reefs, mangroves, creeks, and lagoons that make Turneffe the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the Caribbean. Turneffe’s warm Caribbean waters, extensive sea life, and vibrant corals make snorkeling one activity that you will definitely want to experience. Our guides are masters at helping everyone feel comfortable in the water and beginners can learn to snorkel on our sandy shore before visiting the reef. With at least 60 species of birds at Turneffe, birding is another highlight. You may also want to tour the atoll looking for manatees and dolphins or enjoy an afternoon kayaking. Our Atoll Adventure Program is very flexible and is tailored to fit the particular interests of each group.

Rest & Relaxation Package is for our guests who primarily wish to relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of a private tropical island paradise.  There are hammocks under the palm trees, an infinity pool and lounging deck with an incredible view, great on-site snorkeling and kayaks at your disposal.  The R & R Package does not include any organized or guided activities. However an inland tour of the Mayan ruins or the Belize Zoo can easily be arranged.

For a bit more than just relaxing, we recommend our Atoll Adventure package.  This package costs only slightly more and it reserves space to participate in a variety of guided activities each day.  Of course, guests opting simply for Rest & Relaxation will enjoy a wonderful experience at Turneffe as well.


Massages are available from one of our excellent masseuses throughout your stay, after you’ve returned from a great day of fishing, diving, or snorkeling. We offer traditional Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Massage which can be scheduled for either 60- or 90-minute sessions.  Massages can be scheduled prior to your arrival or once your get to the resort.  Massages are typically given in the comfort of your room.

Gym – For those who don’t get enough exercise wading the flats, diving or snorkeling, we have an exercise area available at anytime. For runners, a quarter mile route around the compound makes a reasonably nice area to run.

TV – With our guests’ active schedules, television is not a primary attraction.  We do, however, have a comfortable television viewing area available to all guests at any time. There are also televisions in our villa accommodations. Our television service is via satellite and we receive major channels for big games and special televised events.

Turneffe Flats: The Best Fly Fishing Lodge in Belize

Lodging Overview

The social center of Turneffe Flats is our Lodge which features a beautiful mahogany bar, spacious sitting area, and the dining room. The sitting area is a great spot to enjoy tales of the day and a beverage of your choice before dinner. Incredible views from the upper and lower decks make this a favorite spot to relax and enjoy the tropical sea breeze.

Lodging Details

We understand that the small details are important for a great vacation. With this in mind, we offer a number of amenities to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. You are welcome to use our infinity pool and sit-on-top kayaks anytime you like or snorkel some beautiful coral heads from our dock.

You can keep in touch with family, friends and business colleagues with (limited) wifi and satellite telephone. A small conference center is available, and you can schedule a relaxing massage or catch that important game on satellite television.

Food and Beverages

Meals are a delicious combination of Belizean and International dishes. Fresh seafood, local produce, and home-baked pastries are standard fare. Depending on your plans and your preference, you have the option to take a packed lunch or return for lunch each day.

Following hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments in the evening, dinner is comprised of soup or salad, entree, and a delicious dessert. Entrees vary among seafood, chicken, pork, and beef and we do our best to accommodate special dietary needs. Our bar is located in the Lodge just adjacent to the dining area with plenty of open space to gather after a day of fishing, diving, and adventure.

Typical Length of Stay
The standard stay is seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days.

Travel Details

Travel Documents Needed

DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT. A valid passport is required to enter Belize. We recommend that you carry a change of clothing and your necessary personal items such as medications in your carry-on bag. Although we have not had a substantial problem with lost luggage, this can help prevent some major headaches. Keep the bottom portion of your Immigration Form, which you will fill out on your arriving flight. It will be used when you depart Belize.

All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in the back, and that it is not torn, de-laminated, or damaged in any way.

Travel Arrangements & Insurance

Front Range Anglers will assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics.  Contact us at 877.935.2975 or 303.494.1375 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.

FRA REQUIRES all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance.


Details about fly fishing at Turneffe Flats

Upcoming  HOSTED Turneffe Flats Dates:

  • Nov. 6-13, 2021 Cost $4,090 per angler plus taxes

Upcoming Non-HOSTED Turneffe Flats Dates:

  •  April 3-10 **7 Rods** April 10-17 **5 Rods** April 17-24 **4 Rods** Cost $4,690 per angler plus taxes

Packages Include:

  • 7 nights lodging (double occupancy with beach cabana lodging)
  • 6 days guided fishing (two anglers per skiff)
  • All regional transfers to/from airport to Radisson Marina area and water taxi to/from Radisson Marina area to Turneffe Flats
  • All meals
  • Non alcoholic beverages while on the water fishing

Packages do not include:

  • VAT
  • Tax
  • Mainland USA or international flights to Belize
  • Beer and sodas at the Lodge
  • Gratuities for the guides and staff
  • Exit Fee of $40
  • Trip insurance (optional but recommended)
  • Global Rescue (optional but recommended)
  • Belizean fishing license
  • Any incidentals purchased at TF

Cancellation/Refund Policy

At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.

Trip  Insurance is strongly advised & recommended!

Turneffe Flats Lodge COVID-19 Reservations Policies:
Our new Reservation Policies will apply to NEW reservations made and confirmed between May 1, 2020 and January 15, 2021. For
reservations made during this period, the following guidelines will apply:

1. Our required 25% deposit to confirm a reservation will remain as is.
2. Final Payments will be due 30 days before the beginning date of your trip. (Please note that our standard Cancellation
Policy usually requires final payments 60 days before the start of your trip.)
3. Should anyone be prevented from traveling due to COVID-19, your trip will be re-booked at full credit, or alternatively, all
funds (deposit and final payment) will be refunded minus a $100 cancellation/processing fee. These cancellation options
will be available up to 14 days prior to the beginning of a trip. Within 14 days of your trip, our standard Cancellation Policy
will apply.
4. Our policy applies to cancellations due to COVID-19 preventing clients from traveling to Turneffe Flats.


COVID-19 Safety Policies & Procedures:
1. We ask that all clients take particular care to avoid possible contact with COVID-19 for two weeks prior to their trip and
contact us if there are any concerns in this regard.
2. Although airline policies are still being developed, we understand that several measures will be in place to ensure traveler
safety. These will likely include masks and possibly spaced-out seating.
3. Belize appears to have NO COVID-19 at this point and we assume that there will be strict policies at the Belize Airport to
prevent the re-introduction of COVID-19 into Belize.
4. We recommend that all incoming clients bring masks and gloves, although these will also be available at the lodge.
5. All Transfer Vehicles will be disinfected prior to each airport pickup and riders will be asked to wear masks and gloves.
6. Similar procedures will be in place for our transfer boat to Turneffe Atoll. Our boat will be disinfected before guests board.
Masks and gloves will be recommended and made available.
7. Hand sanitizer will be readily available in all pertinent locations.
8. Dining will be set up to allow for appropriate distancing and an in-room dining option will be available upon request.
9. Skiffs will carry and use hand sanitizer expeditiously and masks will be available if needed.
10. Of course, there is no better place to social distance than one of our beautiful flats.

**FRA’s Standard Cancellation Policy will apply to NON-COVID related cancellations **

High Season – December 28 – June 20 :

  • Fishing Package: $4,690 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Fishing Single Supplement Package: $6,590 per person (Based on single occupancy/Boat & Guide and tax not included)
  • Diving Package: $3,190 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Combination Package (Fishing & Diving): $4,890 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Atoll Adventure Package: $2,630 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Rest & Relaxation Package (Use of resort amenities only): $2,390 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)

Low Season – June 20 – December 19:

  • Fishing Package: $4,090 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Fishing Single Supplement Package: $5,990 per person (Based on single occupancy/Boat & Guide and tax not included)
  • Diving Package: $2,990 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Combination Package (Fishing & Diving): $4,290 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Atoll Adventure Package: $2,590 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Rest & Relaxation Package (Use of resort amenities only): $2,490 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)

April 24 - May 1, 2021

7 Night / 6 Day Packages:

  • Fishing Package: $4,690 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Fishing Single Supplement Package: $6,590 per person (Based on single occupancy/Boat & Guide and tax not included)
  • Diving Package: $3,190 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Combination Package (Fishing & Diving): $4,890 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Atoll Adventure Package: $2,630 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Rest & Relaxation Package (Use of resort amenities only): $2,390 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)

November 6-13, 2021

7 Night / 6 Day Packages:

  • Fishing Package: $4,090 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Fishing Single Supplement Package: $5,990 per person (Based on single occupancy/Boat & Guide and tax not included)
  • Diving Package: $2,990 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Combination Package (Fishing & Diving): $4,290 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Atoll Adventure Package: $2,590 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)
  • Rest & Relaxation Package (Use of resort amenities only): $2,490 per person (Based on double occupancy & tax not included)


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  • Just returned from Turneffe Flats on the Turneffe Atoll with Front Range Anglers and it was spectacular ! My guide Pops was patient with me as a newer angler but still helped me catch lots of bonefish and even a shot at Permit ! Lodge personnel were welcoming, regional meals were delicious. I loved the group dining tables where we met other folks and shared stories every night. Diving was fantastic and after seeing green eels, nurse sharks, lobsters and lots of fish - I'm ready to head back there because I miss it already!

  • I love fly fishing and my wife does not. At Turneffe Flats Resort, I was able to fish all week long, and my wife had a blast doing the Atoll Adventure. We both had an amazing time and would dial up this vacation again in a heartbeat. Turneffe Flats Resort is the perfect destination for a couples trip with a beginner to expert angler and a non-fishing partner. Front Range Anglers did an amazing job coordinating the trip and went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time. They even communicated dietary restrictions, etc., in advance to make sure everyone was taken care of.

  • For many years Turneffe has been on our travel agenda. In mid-December, I politely asked for my spouse's credit card and said" now or never. "My daughter and family who lives in Boulder and an avid fisherperson is a patron of Front Range Anglers. When we visit, there is always a visit for us to the store. It has always been a most positive experience and you always need another fly. I did not hesitate to contact FRA in the hopes that on short notice a trip to Turneffe Flats Lodge could be planned. The emails flew back and forth, first with Craig and then with Lisa and within two weeks we were booked for the third week in January. Quite extraordinary! On our way, we missed critical plane connections due to mechanical failure and Lisa contacted the lodge and made alternate arrangements for our arrival. The emails are still going back and forth as she helps us navigate our trip insurance claim. I have just posted a separate trip advisor review on Turneffe Flats Lodge listed as "Senior Citizens going down the rabbit hole." However, this trip would not have been possible without FRA. They did help make a dream come true. They would do that for you as well. .