Whether you’re looking for a hardcore, fishing-focused adventure, a first-time saltwater experience, or the perfect couples or family vacation, fly fishing in Belize truly offers something for everyone. Seemingly created and designed with fly fishermen in mind, the tiny country of Belize is collectively home to some of the finest saltwater flats on the planet. The entire coastline of this beautiful Central American country – from the northern waters of Ambergris Caye, to the central waters of Turneffe Atoll and the Belize City area, and all the way south to Hopkins, Placencia and Punta Gorda – hosts a broad range of species and a variety of different fishing scenarios. Bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, snapper, jacks, barracuda and numerous other species can be found throughout the waters of Belize’s coastline, in fisheries that range from skinny, white sand flats, to shallow-water lagoons, to some of the largest “classic-style” tarpon fisheries on the planet. It is this overall level of angling diversity and the various Belize fly fishing lodges that truly sets Belize apart from every other Caribbean fishing destination.
 
Tucked just below the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize is the smallest country in all of Central and South America (population 300,000) and the only country with English as the official language. First-time saltwater anglers can experience great fishing in destinations that include Turneffe Atoll and Ambergris Caye, where the bonefish are plentiful and shots at permit, tarpon and numerous other species are always possible. For anglers that want to focus on the ultra-selective permit, then the waters of Southern Belize – Hopkins, Placencia and Punta Gorda – offer some of the best opportunities found anywhere in the Caribbean. And of course there is the tarpon fishing in the central and northern waters of Belize, home to some of the largest tarpon in the entire region.
 

Northern Belize


A great destination for diversity of species with all three of the top flats species being available throughout all twelve months of the year.  Anglers can focus on one species or choose diversity and even pursue a grand slam.

Belize River Lodge Fly Fishing

Belize River Lodge

  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Belize River Lodge is a legendary, world-class fishing lodge that has been in continuous operation since 1960. Originally opened as Barothy’s Caribbean Lodge Ltd., it was the first fishing lodge in all of Belize.

Caye Caulker Fly Fishing

Caye Caulker

  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • High value / economy package
  • Wi-Fi available

As a destination and vacation spot, Caye Caulker has always been popular with backpackers and budget travelers, due to its cheap prices, laid-back vibe, and abundance of inexpensive restaurants and bars. 

El Pescador Lodge Fly Fishing

El Pescador Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

This is the perfect destination for first-time saltwater anglers, seasoned veterans, couples and families. El Pescador Lodge was one of the original properties that we worked with here at Yellow Dog, and even today it remains one of our all-time favorite destinations.

Long Caye Outpost Lodge Fly Fishing

Long Caye Outpost Lodge

  • Wi-Fi available

This tiny lodge – owned and operated by Belize River Lodge – provides immediate “on the reef” access to some of the best tarpon, snook, permit and bonefishing in all of Belize.

Rising Tide Liveaboard Fly Fishing

Rising Tide Live-Aboard

  • Preferred family destination

The Rising Tide is a 58-foot, wide-body Hatteras motor yacht that offers a unique live-aboard, saltwater flats fishing experience to anglers of all levels. The trip offers flexibility and can be customized depending upon interests of its guests.

Turneffe Flats Lodge Fly Fishing

Turneffe Flats Lodge

  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

Yellow Dog is proud to be Turneffe's largest and most consistent booking agent, and for both anglers and divers, this is hands-down one of the best operations in the entire Caribbean.

Turneffe Island Resort Fly Fishing

Turneffe Island Resort

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

This immaculate private island located on the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll is simply stunning - as pristine, private and secluded as anything in the entire Caribbean. Turneffe Island Resort’s location allows you to be on the flats fishing within minutes of leaving the dock each morning.

Victoria House Fly Fishing

Victoria House

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Wi-Fi available

Victoria House is a luxurious Belize Resort located roughly two mile south of the town on San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. This 42-room retreat is the definition of a relaxing luxury Belizean beach vacation.

Southern Belize


As you move south in Belize the fisheries become more permit focused.  Anglers looking to target permit specifically should look at southern Belize.  Some of the best permit fisheries, operators, and guides throughout the Caribbean are located within southern Belize.

Belcampo Lodge Fly Fishing

Belcampo Lodge

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • Wi-Fi available

As a fishery, the coastal waters of Punta Gorda boast more permit and more BIG permit than just about any place we have ever seen. Belcampo Lodge is the ideal location for couples, families and anglers looking to combine a fishing trip with great non-angling activities and a high-end jungle resort experience.

Belize Permit Club Fly Fishing

Belize Permit Club

  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • High value / economy package
  • Wi-Fi available

Nestled amongst the citrus shores of central Belize, the Belize Permit Club has everything for the hardcore permit angler. Conveniently located just south of the small fishing village of Hopkins, permit fanatic Wil Flack has built the house to host anglers in the pursuit of saltwater's holy grail species – the permit.

Blue Horizon Fly Fishing

Blue Horizon / Thatch Caye

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Wi-Fi available

A private island experience with a toes in the sand, drink in your hand, laid back kind of attitude.  Thatch Caye is located in southern Belize off the coast of Dangriga in the heart of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve.

Garbutt's Fly Fishing

Garbutt's Fishing Lodge

  • Rental / demo equipment available
  • High value / economy package
  • Wi-Fi available

For over fifteen years, the Garbutt Brothers – Scully, Oliver, Dennis and Eworth – have been guiding the waters from Punta Gorda, east to the Sapodilla Cayes, and north to Placencia

Robert's Grove Fly Fishing

Robert's Grove

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Wi-Fi available

Robert’s Grove is a well-established, full-service beach resort located in one of the top permit fishing areas in Belize. It is the ideal base of operations for fishing in the southern part of the country, especially when accompanied by family members or a non-angling spouse.

Turtle Inn Fly Fishing

Turtle Inn

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Wi-Fi available

With its friendly, attentive staff, two restaurants, a complete spa, and idyllic seafront setting, Turtle Inn is the perfect refuge for those seeking a stress-relieving getaway situated in an area that is home to some of the finest permit fishing in the world.

The Lodge at Chaa Creek Fly Fishing

The Lodge at Chaa Creek

  • Preferred family destination
  • Preferred couples destination
  • Dive / snorkel program on-site
  • Wi-Fi available

Set along the banks of the Macal River in the jungle foothills of the Maya Mountains, this is one of the most established and well-known adventure and ecotour jungle lodges in all of Central America.

Whipray Caye Lodge Fly Fishing

Whipray Cay Lodge

  • High value / economy package
  • Wi-Fi available

The name "Placencia" has for years been synonymous with world class permit and tarpon fishing and is home to some of the finest, most experienced guides in all of Central America.

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