How To Get There
International flights to Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) go through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Newark, Chicago, and Charlotte. The major airlines that service Belize is American Airlines, Continental/United, U.S. Air, Delta, Aero Mexico, Southwest, Avianca, and Taca.
Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Flights must arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival at Belize International Airport (BZE), you will pick up your luggage, clear Customs and exit the airport. In case you need assistance with your luggage (a very short distance), airport porters are available. As you exit Customs, a Turneffe Flats representative will meet you and transport you to our boat dock along Belize City’s waterfront area. There you will be notified of the boat’s scheduled departure time, which varies according to guest arrivals. There is a restaurant/bar nearby at the Radisson Hotel & Marina for lunch or a beverage while you wait to leave for Turneffe Flats. If for some reason you cannot find a representative of Turneffe Flats at the airport, please take a taxi to the Radisson Hotel and notify their receptionist.
If your arrival flight is delayed and you miss our transfer boat, you will need to stay in Belize City on Saturday overnight. You may catch our guide boat at 7:30 am Sunday, however if the guide boat is full, we will need to hire a charter to take you across. This will be at your own expense, though Turneffe Flats can arrange the charter. If needed, we will assist with your Saturday night arrangements and please contact the island (671-9022 locally in Belize) or the Reservations Office (888-512-8812) about arrangements for your transfer to Turneffe Flats on Sunday morning. The cost of meals and lodging, and/or the private charter in Belize City is not covered in your Turneffe Flats package.
DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT. A valid passport is required to enter Belize. We recommend that you carry a change of clothing and your necessary personal items such as medications in your carry-on bag. Although we have not had a substantial problem with lost luggage, this can help prevent some major headaches. Keep the bottom portion of your Immigration Form, which you will fill out on your arriving flight. It will be used when you depart Belize.
Knee Deep Fly Fishing always recommends using your trusted travel agent to book flights and hotels prior to your trip.