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Turneffe Flats, Belize

Fly Water Travel’s Saltwater Destination Manager Dylan Rose recently sat down for a conversation with Dr. Craig Hayes, owner of Turneffe Flats in Belize. The conversation covers a variety of topics including an overview of the lodge, fisheries and target species, the current status of travel in Belize, a summary of Turneffe’s new policies and procedures given the current situation and Craig’s unique role in the reopening of Belize to traveling fly anglers. Craig also touches on current conservation efforts in and around Turneffe Atoll. Click below to watch this interesting discussion.

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Video times of specific topics:

● 0:00 – Introduction and history of Turneffe Flats
● 5:40 – Overview of Turneffe Flats, fisheries, target species and non-angling activities
● 21:00 – Current status of reopening of Belize and Turneffe Flats, and Craig’s role
● 26:20 – Belize reopening travel protocols
● 38:28 – Protocols upon arrival in Belize and on-site at Turneffe Flats
● 43:15 – Current information on flights and lodge availability
● 45:20 – Update on current conservation work, including Ban Gillnets Belize and Turneffe Atoll Trust

Prime 2020 Remaining Availability

August 29 – September 5
September 5 – 12
September 26 – October 3
October 3 – 10
November 21 – 28
November 28 – December 5
December 19 – 26
December 26 – January 2


For more information about Turneffe Flats, contact Fly Water Travel’s Saltwater Destination Manager Dylan Rose at or (800) 552-2729.