Viking Coastal Charters – St. Marks

Choose Viking Coastal Charters for a personalized fishing experience in St. Marks, FL. Join Captain Leif Lundquist, a professional angler who has been fishing for over 20 years. He will help you reel in some of Florida’s most sought-after inshore species!

You will fish aboard a 21’ fully custom Carolina skiff. This craft is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. She comes equipped with dual power poles and advanced fishing technology to maximize your capabilities. This boat was designed for shallow waters, allowing you to follow the fish effortlessly.

You’ll be joined on your adventure by Capt. Leif or Captain Marcus Linn. Capt. Marcus is a local angler who has been fishing his whole life, and his entire family is in the fishing and seafood business. It’s safe to say a love for angling runs through his veins!

Depending on your interests, Capt. Leif or Capt. Marcus will cater to you by selecting the best time and place to fish for a variety of species. You can join either of them any time of year to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more.

In winter, the inshore rivers and creeks become especially full with large Redfish and Trout. On the other hand, summer is the season to target Cobia.

You’ll be provided with Penn and Shimano fishing gear. Your captain will help you try your hand at various techniques, from drift fishing and trolling to jigging, popping, and live bait fishing. He can even take you gigging for Flounder, Sheepshead, and mullet late at night.

You can keep your catch and Capt. Leif will clean and fillet it for you. Expect a phone call from Capt. Leif after booking your trip so he can discuss your interests and customize your trip.

Come aboard today for your next adventure with Viking Coastal Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Scalloping
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This scalloping trip is for 4 anglers and the Capt. can take up to 6, but the remaining 2 would have to buy a license. The cleaning of the scallops is not included and is to be paid additionally, $100 for every 5 gallons. Every person is allowed 2 gallons with a 10 gallon vessel limit, with $50 per extra head. Due to Covi-19 special regulations, all clients are asked to bring their own snorkeling gear for safety and health reasons.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Gigging
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    On this 6-hour late night gigging trip you'll target delicious fish including Sheepshead, Flounder, and Mullet. Your captain will provide all the gear you need for success so all you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    On this trip, you'll have the opportunity to venture a little further into the backcountry. You can target Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Rockbass, Sharks, and the occasional Tarpon. Starting time may be flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions. All of your gear is included and you're free to bring drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (4 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This scalloping trip is for maximum 4 anglers. The cleaning of the scallops is not included and is to be paid additionally, $100 for every 5 gallons. Every person is allowed 2 gallons with a 10 gallon vessel limit, with $50 per extra head. Due to Covi-19 special regulations, all clients are asked to bring their own snorkeling gear for safety and health reasons.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip runs 4–5 hours and the starting time may be flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions. You can catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum all year. Depending on the season, you may also fish for Cobia. All of your gear is provided and you're free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    You can catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more on this afternoon adventure. During wintertime, the rivers and creeks are loaded with big Trout and Redfish. In the hotter months, you can also target Cobia. This trip lasts 4–5 hours and the starting time is flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions.
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About the Captain

Leif Lundquist
St. Marks, Florida, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Captain Leif was born and raised in Florida. His passion for fishing began as a young boy when he spent much of his time in Angelo and Son's Seafood Restaurant in Panacea. He started fishing off of the back deck of the restaurant and hasn't stopped fishing since. Capt. Leif works as a professional fisherman and competes in tournaments from time to time, where he has experienced great success. He now offers guided fishing trips through Viking Coastal Charters, from the Econfina River and St. Marks to Ochlockonee Bay. He says, "I love being on the water and putting somebody on their first fish, or even their best fish."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jack P.
Crawfordville, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Lief

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 28, 2020
My wife who does not fish.  Capt. Lief was patient in teaching her the fundamentals of casting and hooking fish. ...
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Daniel S.
Fruitland Park, FL
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 21, 2020
Capt. Leif put us on fish in 5 minutes after finding our 1st location. He was very professional and extremely personable. This...
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Lance N.
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Half Day with Captain Lundquist

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 24, 2020
Captain Lundquist was on the fish immediately.  We had a bite within 15 seconds of the first shrimp hitting the water. ...
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Matthew B.
Houston, Texas
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Half Day Trip - Shared (AM) on January 19, 2018
Been out with Captain Leif a couple of times and hes never failed to deliver. The pic of trout I posted was from the last...
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Brian G.
Wichita, KS
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 27, 2019
Captain Matt filled in for the day. He knows where the fish are and gets you in them. Good variety through the morning. Bite...
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