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
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    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
    $500
    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.
  • 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
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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.
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About the Captain

Leif Lundquist
St. Marks, Florida, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 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

Boat specs

Custom Carolina (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 150HP 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
Gigs provided

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
From a pre-set trap
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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June fishing trip
Excellent day thanks to Captain Leif!
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Christian C.
Tallahassee, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2022
Caught my personal best redfish during the slowest season of the year. Captain Leif tried his best to get us on some action...
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Clay M.
Fuquay-Varina, NC
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 12, 2022
  Captain Leif definitely knows where to find the fish. Great guide. He even hooked us up with a last minute charter when...
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Tiffany C.
Galena, IN
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5.0 / 5
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Memories Made Scalloping

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2021
Booked a morning 4hr scalloping trip with Captain Leif .. He’s very personable and has an excellent Captain. Was very knowledgeable...
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Larry B.
Carrabelle, Florida
Excellent
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Capt Leif = Limit

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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Fishing with Leif

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 22, 2021
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FAQs about Viking Coastal Charters

Viking Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (4 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip – Scalloping (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Viking Coastal Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • 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