BZE - Belize City
Late October - end of August
8 Rods per week
Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit…
Turneffe Island, located approximately 30 Miles off the coast of Belize City.
Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snapper, Barracuda, and Jack.
SEASON OF OPERATION
Late October to the end of August
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
Turneffe Island Resort runs on either Wednesday to Wednesday or Saturday to Saturday rotation.
Each two-person Deluxe guest room is equipped with a king bed or two twin beds, mini bar /refrigerator, safe for all valuables, Hairdryer and toiletries, private - screened outdoor shower, Complimentary wi-fi, and a private screened porch for those relaxing evenings after your fishing day is over. Each room has 110-volt AC power, same as in the USA and Canada. Some may argue the best feature is waking up to a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea, your accommodation is at beach level, with direct beach access right at your feet.
Guests also have the option of upgrading to a private beach villa
8 Anglers per week
“Variety” is probably the best word to describe the flats fishing found when basing out of Turneffe Island Resort for a week of fishing. The resort is beautifully situated at the southern end of the Turneffe Atoll, which gives anglers easy access to all manner of flats species and environments.
The bonefishing takes place on the hard-packed coral flats on the eastern side of the atoll. Several of these flats are located near the resort and are quite expansive. These flats are a mix of broken coral and sand that extend to the reef break, along with turtle grass flats that are in tight to the coral flats. This environment provides an excellent habitat for crustaceans and minnows to live and hide in, which in turn brings in the bonefish up to feed on these flats. The average sized bonefish at Turneffe will weigh between 2-3 pounds with larger fish seen and cast to almost daily. Without question, Turneffe Island Resort offers the best wading opportunities for bonefish in the entire country. These flats are visually stunning and you just never know what you might find on them?
In the spring and summer months, the nearby creeks and mangrove cuts produce good numbers of tarpon, some of which can get quite big. In less than 10 minutes from the lodge, guests can be fishing these creeks for tarpon when the season and conditions are right. No long boat runs to get there!
In terms of the permit fishing, Turneffe produces a lot of good sized permit, both on the edges of the flats as well as in the deeper water. Inside the atoll, permit can be found on the edges of the coral flats as well as in a little deeper water, inside the mangrove lagoons. The “Southern Elbow” of Turneffe is renowned for its schools of hundreds of permit that are often found floating on the surface in very deep water. The conditions have to be calm to get out there and the site of these enormous schools is quite incredible.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The lodge uses comfortable Dolphin Super Skiffs powered by 50 HP, 4-stroke engines. These skiffs are great for this location in that they draw very little water and have plenty of storage space.
Transportation arriving to the lodge falls on every Wednesday and Saturday, departing Belize City Marina at 3:00 PM. Guests will fly into Belize City, no later than 1:30 PM, where you will be greeted at the airport by one of the lodges staff. You will then be transferred via an air-conditioned shuttle, equipped with cold bottled water, to the Marina. Your water transportation, A 54-foot power yacht will be waiting to take you to the lodge.
Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
For American, Canadian, and E.U. citizens, all that is required for entrance to Belize is a valid passport. If you plan to spend more than a month in Belize, you will have to request an extension from the Immigration Office. Guests from China, Colombia, Cuba, India, South Africa, and Taiwan require a visa for entrance to Belize. Visa information can be obtained from the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. (telephone 011-501-8-22423 or fax 011-501-8-22662)
RATES FOR 2019/20*
7 Nights, DBL: $4,390 USD
4 Nights, DBL: $2,790 USD
2019 Rates for Non Anglers*
7 Nights, DBL: $2,290 USD
4 Nights, DBL: $1,690 USD
* Rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to 12.5% Belizean Tax.