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Flower Garden Banks

National Marine Sanctuary

Come experience the Flower Garden Banks aboard the M/V Fling. Be prepared to have all of your expectations exceeded by our professional staff, clean and comfortable rooms and delicious meals. Our two and three day sport trips will provide you with excellent dive opportunities in one of the world's most pristine coral reefs. For more information visit the Fling Charter website.

What is there to see?
Over 200 species of fish, 250 species of invertebrates and 21 species of coral inhabit the Flower Gardens. Loggerhead turtles are year-round residents. In February and March, hammerhead sharks school on the banks, with the occasional spinner shark and tiger shark. In late summer around coral spawn time, whale sharks are frequently sighted. Other large pelagics include manta rays, eagle rays, southern and roughtail stingrays, and occasionally spotted dolphins.

When and where do I go?
The boat boards promptly at 7:30 pm the evening prior to the trip date, so you should arrive around 7:00 pm to unload your gear and get ready to board. The trip usually returns to the dock between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm on the last trip day.

Address: Fling Charters Dock, 702 West Second Street, Freeport, TX 77541

What will you need?

- Buoyancy Compensator Device
- Air Delivery System
- A Dive Computer (and backup)
- Weights
- Surface Marker Buoy
- Log book and C-card
- Dive light for the night dive
- Tips for Crew

***No gear is included with the cost of the trip. Cylinders and dive gear must be rented separately unless you already own your own. If you do not have something, check out our Rental Page.***
Trip Dates

- June 24-25, 2021
      - Price: $685

Check out the M/V Fling's calendar for more available dates. If you are interested in any of them, let us know in advance and we can help get you signed up
Cancellation Policy

If we cancel the trip due to weather or lack of people, the trip can be rolled to another date, credited to your account or refunded.

If for any reason you need to cancel, you have up untill 45 days before the trip. Any closer and your money will not be refunded unless we can sell your seat.

Contact Us

Ascuba Venture
6121 S. Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi TX 78412


Phone: 361-985-1111

Open Monday - Saturday
10 am - 7 pm