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Address: Joe Taylor Creek, Punta Gorda, Belize
Phone Number: (501)722-0070
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Worth it for Lime Key alone!

Our all-day snorkeling and scuba excursion with Garbutt's was one of the highlights of our trip to Belize. Garbutt-family-owned Lime Key is gorgeous, and the food is fantastic. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
Phreddiva
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Alameda, CA
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Alameda, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our all-day snorkeling and scuba excursion with Garbutt's was one of the highlights of our trip to Belize. Garbutt-family-owned Lime Key is gorgeous, and the food is fantastic. :)

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We showed up in PG for a 3 week stay without a place to stay, and got so lucky when we found Garbutt's! The grounds are very well kept, all of the staff is fantastic (Lawrence, the night guard, is one of the best guys in PG!), and the family is a great resource for anything you want to do... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

George. We love George - what can we say, he absolutely made our day for us. PG was doom and gloom skies during our stay but he made our outing fantastic and when the sun came out for a few hours, he dropped everything we were doing and got us in the water to see the gorgeousness of Snake Cayes.... More 

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167 reviews 167 reviews
89 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After arriving in Belize, I learned that September/October is not low season, but CLOSED season. The further south I traveled into the country, the more difficult it was to find available tours and open facilities. By the time I arrived at Punta Gorda, I was frustrated and feeling stuck in Belize. And that is how I arrived at Garbutt's Fishing... More 

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Portland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I make a near annual trek to southern Belize, mostly for the diving but also to explore the country, see the sights and get to know the people. I spent a few days in Punta Gorda a couple of years ago and just happened to stumble across Garbutt's as I wanted to check out the dive flag I saw posted... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Myself and about 14 others contacted Dennis Garbutt about an all-inclusive trip to his family's island- Lyme Caye. They arranged the transportation, 6 meals prepared by the wonderful mom on the island, 3 snorkeling outings, a few opportunities to troll for fish, and lodging for Friday and Saturday night all for a very reasonable price. We had the island to... More 

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Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you are a Permit Fly Fishing Junkie this place is made for you. The Garbutt brothers are the best of the best in the game. The lodge is inexpensive as far as great trips go but that doesn't effect the quality in anyway. The rooms are small but comfy and silent. The food is never fancy in Belize but... More 

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Saranac, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My wife has a mild handicap (MS) and does not swim. When we talked about trying to do the snorkeling needless to say she was hesitant. We stopped at Garbutt's Fishing Lodge to ask questions and Dennis offered to take us out that afternoon. He spent 2 hours teaching her to snorkel and taking her over the coral reefs. If... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a phenomenal time scuba-diving the Port of Honduras with Dennis at Garbutt's. Dennis is a former teacher, and worked with Earthwatch, and is a strong conservationist in Belize. He is a great person to talk with and learn from. It had been many years since my husband and I last dove, but he eased us into it very... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

It was a long boat ride from Punta Gorda, but the dives were really nice. Loved Seal Caye!! A truly unique diving experience. Not what I would call an easy, full service dive operation, but it was fun, and we would do it again! Would love to stay at their cottages in Punta Gorda ( we checked them out, when... More 

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