Dolphins & Manatees

Enjoy touring the Atoll in search of bottlenose and spotted dolphins.  Numerous pods cruise the shallow water throughout the Atoll using their sonar system to hunt for fish and crustaceans buried in the sand. Often, they attracted by the sound of an engine and will suddenly pop up near the boat to have a look.   


Turneffe is home to a population of West Indian Manatees which grow to 1,300 pounds and trundle along the sea grass beds browsing on sea grass. Their only living relative is the elephant and they have remnants of toenails on their front flippers.  These shy creatures can be seen in several of the creeks and channels around  Turneffe Atoll.