capital of permit fishing throughout the globe


Belize is known as the capital of permit fishing throughout the globe. Garbutt’s is proud to be recognized as the capital of permit fishing within the country of Belize. Located in the small southern community of Punta Gorda we have quick access to some of the most productive permit fishing found anywhere in the world.

Wake each morning in your air-conditioned accommodations with the Caribbean Sea to the front and Joe Taylor Creek to the back. Grab the necessary equipment from your accommodations and walk fifty feet to load into the Garbutt’s boats with your guide for a day of permit fishing.

Trapon Scully Garbutts Fishing Lodge Belize

We are excited to welcome you to our lodge and provide a truly Belizean experience while permit fishing southern Belize with us.


The waters of Southern Belize are arguably the finest in the world to target the elusive and desired permit.

Conventional Fishing

The opportunities for conventional angling are diverse with a wide range of species that can pursued within our waters.


Worldclass snorkeling and diving opportunities in some of the most remote and untraveled waters / sections of the barrier reef.

Non-Angling Activities

We are a fishing focused lodge.  However, with our location in Punta Gorda we have access to great non-angling activities as well.

Main lodge dock side Garbutts fishing lodge Belize

Overlook the Caribbean to the front and Joe Taylor Creek to the back

The Lodge

Garbutt’s is located in the small traditional Belizean community of Punta Gorda, Belize. We sit at the point of Joe Taylor Creek just minutes from the center of town. With our location we are able to provide anglers the ideal home base for experiencing this southern Belize fishery.

The best fishing focused location in Southern Belize

About Us

For over fifteen years, The Garbutt’s Brothers, ” Scully, Oliver and Eworth “ have been guiding the waters of Punta Gorda, east to Sapodilla Cayes, and north to Placencia.

Now after working for several lodges through the region, they now have a fishing lodge of their own, “Garbutt’s Fishing Lodge”.

Join Us For your Next Belize Adventure…