Viking Coastal Charters – Econfina

Viking Coastal Charters offers personalized inshore fishing experiences. Come aboard with Captain Leif Lundquist, a professional angler with more than 20 years of experience fishing in northern Florida. He knows the Econfina River well and can help you reel in some of the most coveted fish in these waters!

Step aboard a 21’ custom-built Carolina skiff, ideal for up to 4 anglers. This vessel features a sleek design that is perfect for navigating shallow waters. Advanced fishing technology will guide you on your way while the boat’s dual power poles will provide stability even in the strongest current.

Depending on your interests, Capt. Leif will customize your trip to put you on the water at the right place and time. You can target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and many other species throughout the year. In winter, the rivers and creeks are abundant with large Redfish and Trout. If it’s a Cobia you’re after, summer is the best time to come aboard.

While fishing with Capt. Leif you can experiment with a variety of techniques depending on your location and the time of year. You might drift fish for Speckled Trout or throw spoons and topwater plugs for Redfish, or even target Cobia using live bait and fake eels. You can also join Capt. Leif in the evening and try your hand at gigging for mullet, Sheepshead, and Flounder.

Viking Coastal Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. You can keep your catch and Capt. Leif will clean and fillet it for you. He will contact you after booking your trip to customize your experience. Trip times are flexible depending on your interests and fishing conditions.

Book your trip today and enjoy fishing on the Econfina River!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Gigging
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Want to try your hand at something new? Why not gigging! You'll head out as night starts to fall and spend 6 hours catching Flounder, Sheepshead, and mullet. All the gear you need is provided by your captain. Any drinks and snacks you'd like, you're welcome to bring aboard.
  • 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 and catch more fish. You may catch Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Rockbass, Sharks, and the occasional Tarpon, depending on the season. Starting time may be flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Head out for 4–5 hours of incredible inshore fishing! You're looking at hooking into Reds, Speckled Trout, White Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. All of your gear awaits on board and you're free to bring along drinks and snacks. Starting time may be flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Prefer to get out in the afternoon? Not a problem, this 4–5-hour trip is the perfect choice for you. You will fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and other inshore species. In the hotter months, you can also target Cobia. Starting time is flexible based on your request and fishing conditions.

About the Captain

Leif Lundquist
Lamont, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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
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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