Choose Viking Coastal Charters for your next fishing adventure on the St. Marks River and Apalachee Bay! Captain Leif Lundquist will give you a personalized experience and professional guidance while fishing inshore for some of Florida’s most popular species. 

Welcome aboard a 21’ fully custom Carolina skiff. This boat was designed with shallow waters in mind, giving you the ability to fish with stealth and dexterity. On board you will find advanced fishing technology along with Penn and Shimano fishing gear. There is room for up to 4 passengers on board and children are welcome.

Capt. Leif is a professional fisherman with more than 20 years of experience fishing in northern Florida. He will use his expertise to help you target the fish of your choosing based on the best time, location, and technique.

You can join him year-round and target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and more. Your options will vary depending on the season, with Cobia making an appearance in summer, while Bull Redfish and large Drum become numerous in the rivers during winter. Trips are available from St. Marks, Panacea, and Econfina.

While fishing with Capt. Leif you may try your hand at various techniques such as trolling, drift fishing, popping, jigging, or live bait fishing. He can also take you gigging for Sheepshead, Mullet, and Flounder when you join him in the evening. You can keep your catch and Capt. Leif will clean and fillet it for you.

Viking Coastal Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. Trip times are flexible based on your requests and fishing conditions.

Come aboard today for great fishing and a memorable experience!



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
    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 Covid-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
    If you're up for trying something new, why not head out on a gigging! You'll catch some seriously delicious fish including Sheepshead and Flounder on this late-night trip. All of your gear is included and you're free to bring drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Spend 8 hours on the water and give yourself the opportunity to venture a little further out, increasing your possibilities. 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.
  • 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
    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 Covdi-19 special regulations, all clients are asked to bring their own snorkeling gear for safety and health reasons.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Head out for 4–5 hours of incredible inshore fishing and fill the cooler with delicious catch! Starting times may be flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions. You will fish for Reds, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. Depending on the season, you may also fish for Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Head out for an afternoon of fishing and spend 4–5 hours targeting some notable inshore fish! You'll hook into the likes of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. During the wintertime, the rivers and creeks are loaded with big Trout and Redfish. In the hotter months, you can also target Cobia. Starting times is flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions.
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About the Captain

Leif Lundquist
St. Marks, Florida, United States
3 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."

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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 date(s) 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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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 19, 2020
Had a great time and he put us on the fish.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 17, 2020
Had the pleasure to fish with Capt Leif today with my son and his roommate and we had a blast.  We caught our limit with...
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 2, 2020
Capt. Leif was nothing short of fantastic! He went above and beyond to ensure that we had a good trip. Would highly recommend.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 19, 2018
We had a fabulous time with Captain Leif!  He is very knowledgeable about where to go to for the best catch. He is prepared...
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FAQs about Viking Coastal Charters

Viking Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (4 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Gigging (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip – Scalloping (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Viking Coastal Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Viking Coastal Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (From a pre-set trap)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Viking Coastal Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Viking Coastal Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging (Gigs provided )

Top targeted fish species with Viking Coastal Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout