Southern Viking Charters

Southern Viking Charters specializes in backwater and nearshore fishing trips out of Naples, Florida. If you want to spend a fun and productive day out with a native captain and fish like the locals, you have found the right place.

Captain Zeke is not one of those fishermen who only care about money. Once you step on board, he will work hard to make sure you have the best time on the water and will travel for even better fishing if necessary.

With Southern Viking Charters, every trip is a little different. Captain Zeke will accommodate your very specific need. Before you’re ready to make your first cast, your captain will guide your through the basics and will show you how to use the tackle. You will put in the time to get live bait and fish for whatever patrols the waters.

If you’re more interested in just the sport of the chase and don’t want to get your weekly dinners sorted out, Captain Zeke will take you fishing with artificial bait, casting and jigging soft plastic.

The list of your potential catches will include Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and Barracuda.

Southern Viking Charters will take you out aboard a 21’ Keyhopper flats boat. This beauty was built in 1991 and up hauled in 2017 in Marathon, Florida. The vessel comes powered by a 140 HP Suzuki 4-stroke outboard and has a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. It is outfitted with top-notch Lowrance navigational electronics and other professional accessories. The boat can accommodate up to three passengers, but it is more comfortable for up to two anglers to fish.

All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted for you once you return to the shore. Captain Zeke will cover your licenses and provide you with bottled water, so you can feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks with you. All aboard!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Eco Tour - 3 PAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    No Fishing! This is a 3 person trip. Relax and enjoy the day. There are lots of areas to explore and you never know what you're going to see. Take in all the beauty of the surrounding areas, watch the birds and manatees passing by, sip your favorite drinks, and have fun.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Evening - 2 PAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    up to 3 persons
    On this trip, you will be casting and jiggling soft plastic or catching live bait and fishing with it. Your targeted species will include Redfish, Trout, Snook, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Morning - 2 PAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    up to 3 persons
    Explore the waters and target Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon. Make sure to bring food with you - you'll need the energy! Cast and jig soft plastic or catch the live bait.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Night - 2 PAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    up to 3 persons
    Fishing later in the evening is the best time to end your day. Cast and jig soft plastic or catch your own live bait to use it for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and who knows what else you may find at the end of your line!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Shark - 3 PAX
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    up to 3 persons
    Target Blacktip, Spinner and other larger Shark. This package is ideal for those anglers who want to battle with the monsters!
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About the Captain

Zeke Schryver
Naples, Florida, United States
Response time 9 hours
Member since August 2017
Captain Zeke Schryver has over two decades of fishing experience. Zeke grew up exploring the waters of the West Coast of Florida, and later added the East Coast and the waters of Alaska to his professional repertoire. Captain Zeke enjoys what he does and supports his family. His attention to details and dedication are second to none and his passion for fishing is simply contagious.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Keyhopper: Marathon, Fl (Flats boat) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

21 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Naples to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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