Turneffe's tourism industry began in the late 1950's with the establishment of Turneffe Island Lodge, one of the World's first remote sport fishing lodges. Currently, there are three resorts located on the atoll specializing in eco-tourism, including Scuba diving, snorkeling and shallow water sport fishing. The three Turneffe resorts are Turneffe Island Resort, Blackbird Caye Resort and Turneffe Flats Resort. A fourth establishment, Oceanic Society, concentrates on educational tourism. Additionally, divers and sport fishing boats regularly visit Turneffe from Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and as far away as Placencia.
Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, 2011
Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), 2013