Fishing in Belize

Within these pages you will learn about terrific Belizean fishing vacations. If you are interested in reef fishing or flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook and a host of others species, you’ll find a fishing lodge to satisfy your desire for flats fishing in Belize.

Anglers enjoy Belize year-round due to its pleasant climate. Belize’s reef and coastal flats provide some of the best sport fishing in the Western Hemisphere. The numerous opportunities for world class flats fishing make it even better.

Turneffe Island Lodge : Peter with fine tarpon

Fishing in Belize

There is no better get away than Belize, an English speaking nation located just south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Belize is easily accessible by air, as there are daily flights from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Miami.Map of Belize

Protected by the largest barrier reef in North America, the transparent waters of Belize offer permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook, and a multitude of other species including barracuda, sharks, grouper and snapper and an assortment of reef species.

Edward Johnston, of Leisure Time Travel, has visited Belize many times. There is no substitute for experience!

In conjunction with your stay in Belize we offer day trips to Mayan ruins including Tikal, Sailing to Caye Caulker, a Jungle River Run trip, Manatee and snorkeling tours, Scuba Diving. We can also arrange side trips to Mountain Pine Ridge, The Panti Medicine trail, Guanacaste Park, The wildlife Zoo, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Inland Blue Hole and St. Hermans Cave.

Several of the lodges offer non-fishing activities for you, your spouse, and other non-fishing guest. We will help you compare each lodge to select the one that best meet your needs.

And, don’t forget to check out our Last Minute Specials.

Leisure Time Travel : Belize JaguarBelize River Lodge: A proven world class fishing lodge in continuous operation since 1960. The Lodge is located just ten minutes from the Belize International Airport, approximately 10 miles north of Belize City, and 4 miles up-river from the Caribbean Sea. Belize River Lodge operates two systems of fishing; fishing from the Lodge and fishing from the Motherships. Fine Belizean hospitality!

Here is our latest on-site report for Belize River Lodge.

El Pescador Lodge: Located on Ambergris Caye, These waters contain the only classic tarpon flats outside of south Florida. These fishing grounds stretch for over 200 square miles offering some of the best sight casting in the world for tarpon, permit, bonefish or Jack crevalle. Catering to all types of fishermen, their staff of courteous English-speaking guides are well trained to accommodate every type of angler at every skill level. Ideal for visits less than a week.

Belcampo Belize:  Some of the world’s finest permit fishing in the Port Honduras region of Southern Belize. This  luxourios lodge is conveniently located near the town of Punta Gorda which is located about 100 miles south of Belize City. The Resort encompasses 470 acres nestled in coastal mountains and Rainforest along 1.5 miles of the Rio Grande river! In addition to world-class fishing, Belcampo Belize is host to numerous eco-adventure tours.

Turneffe Flats Lodge:  Belize’s best out-island flats fishing. Turneffe Flats is recognized as one of the world’s premier saltwater flats fishing destinations. Imagine awakening in your beach-front cabin to morning coffee or tea served on your veranda, with thirty feet of white sand beach between you and the surf. The staff at Turneffe Flats strives to provide the best possible personalized service for a limited number of guests in a relaxed tropical setting. Big bones, tarpon and plenty of permit. Beautiful reefs. Sumptuous island cuisine.Edward Johnston with a fine Turneffe permit : Turneffe Island Lodge

Here is an interesting short story that Edward Johnston wrote about both, turneffe Flats Lodge and Turneffe Island Lodge. The story is called “The Tale of Tacu –  Flats Fishing Turneffe Island Belize

Turneffe Island Lodge: Located 30 miles off Central American coast of Belize on some of the most fertile bonefish flats imaginable, Turneffe Island Lodge has been recognized for more than thirty years as one of the top flats fishing destinations in the Caribbean. Just imagine, Fishing miles of easy- wading flats teeming with schools of fighting bonefish and permit. . . Or simply sitting back, isolated miles away from the world outside, and relaxing at the newly restored, historic Turneffe Island Lodge. Belize’s best out-island flats fishing.

Long Caye Island Resort::  The Outpost at Long Caye sits on the front of an island overlooking Belize’s Barrier Reef and offers spectacular views of the sparking blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Outpost caters to anglers and people who are just looking to get away from it all in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Fine Belizean hospitality! You can book Long Caye Island Resort in combination with a visit to Belize River Lodge.

Blue Horizon Lodge: Blue Horizon Lodge is located in the middle of the best permit flats in the country, the lodge is situated on the Northeast Caye, one of the islands in the Pelican Caye Range, 18 miles Southeast of Dangriga, a small sleepy village. This lodge is unique; it is the only lodge in the world dedicated to fly-fishing for permit. The permit fishing is as good as it gets.

Last Minute Specials: When the lodges have a week that has not been booked as of a certain date, they will run “special deals” to try to get the particular weeks booked. We research our lodges and post all the current specials on this site! Better act quick before the deals are all gone!

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