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Based from Turneffe Flats Resort on Turneffe Atoll, discover the pristine beaches and warm, clear waters of Belize. Choose a week of diving, fishing, or the Atoll Adventure Package. Enjoy various activities including snorkeling, hiking, and even a Belizean cooking class on this Belize vacation as you explore sites around Turneffe Atoll and Lighthouse Atoll. At the end of the day relax and enjoy the serenity of the Caribbean from the large veranda or hammock. If you feel more energetic wade the Flats looking for feeding Bonefish or snorkel right off the beach. Each evening enjoy wonderful meals and camaraderie in the main lodge.
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  • Fish one of the Caribbean's premier saltwater fly fishing destinations
  • Snorkel the crystal clear waters of Turneffe Atoll
  • Kayak around Turneffe Atoll for a chance to spot manatees
  • Search for local marine life, such as dolphins and local fish species
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Arrive in Belize

Arrive at the Belize International Airport where are met by a representative and transferred to the dock in Belize City. Make sure you are dressed comfortably and don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat! From Belize City you board the transfer vessel for the spectacular 30-mile trip to Turneffe Atoll. Turneffe Flats is located on the eastern side of the Atoll, on a picturesque point with coconut palms and white sand beach. On arrival have drinks and a short registration at the main lodge, and then check into your air-conditioned, beach-front cabin. The rest of the day is yours to settle into your new home in the Caribbean - enjoy the white sand, the sound of a sea breeze through the coconut palms, and a view of the surf crashing on the unspoiled coral reef for miles in either direction. This evening meet your fellow guests and enjoy pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres and cocktails before a delicious dinner in the Main Lodge.

Day 2-7: Turneffe Atoll Adventures

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  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Rise this morning for your first full day of tropical adventure! Each day begins with fresh coffee or tea served on your verandah followed by a delicious breakfast in the main lodge. Depending on the package you choose, spend your days enjoying all that Turneffe Atoll has to offer. For divers, enjoy various sites around the Turneffe Atoll, including the opportunity to dive the infamous Blue Hole. Fisherman can spend their time fishing with their guide in the lagoon and on the flats by skiff for bonefish, permit, and tarpon, among other tropical species. A typical day on the Atoll adventure includes embarking on a number of guided excursions with your adventure guide. The excursions are flexible and tailored to meet the interests of the group, while offering a great variety for exploring the surrounding Atoll! You can do world-class snorkeling, dolphin watching, and kayaking, among several other activities!

At the end of the day relax on the large breezy verandah, snorkel, or wade the flats to try and spot tarpon, permit, and bonefish. Each evening your chef prepares fresh island cuisine, served to you in the dining room by your friendly, helpful staff.

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Day 8: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
After a light breakfast transfer by boat back to Belize City and onto the airport for your flight home. Or, if you have a few extra days, continue your adventures in the lush interior of Belize!


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Rates include tax.

Rates are based on "Rest and Relaxation" package, which includes use of resort amenities only.

Atoll Adventure: $2715 - $3030
Diving Package: $3260- $3477
Fishing Package: $4350- $5112

Please note that because of inclement weather and the risk of hurricanes, we don't recommend Belize trips from August through the end of October. Ask about our other great trips during these months!
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Gear Rental: Snorkeling & Kayaking Gear included. Diving & Fishing Gear are extra.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Airport Departure Tax


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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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