Viking Coastal Charters - St. Marks

Choose Viking Coastal Charters for a personalized fishing experience in St. Marks, FL. Join Capt. 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, originally built in 2006 and restored in 2017. 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 see 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.

Viking Coastal Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
     price breakdown
    On this trip you will have the opportunity to venture a little further into the backcountry. You can target Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Rockbass, shark, and the occasional Tarpon. Starting time may be flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    Gigging Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $600
     price breakdown
    On this late night gigging trip you can target Sheepshead, Flounder, and Mullet.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
     price breakdown
    This trip runs 4 to 5 hours and the starting time may be flexible depending on your request and fishing conditions. You can catch Reds and Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum all year. Depending on the season, you may also fish for Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
     price breakdown
    You can catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. During winter time the rivers and creeks are loaded with big Trout and Redfish. In the hotter months, you can also target Cobia. This trip lasts 4 to 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, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Agosto 2017
Capt. 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 built (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 115HP 2015 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

Policies

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 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.

Customer Reviews

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Brian G.
Wichita, KS
 5.00
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Good day

VERIFIED   Septiembre 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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Scott L.
Huron, SD
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VERIFIED   Marzo 15, 2019
Another one off my bucket list. It was super great!!!
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Matthew B.
Houston, Texas
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Enero 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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Paul M.
Tallahassee, Florida
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Great fun for a father son trio

VERIFIED   Julio 28, 2018
Decided to try Capt Leif out to take my six year old and my father for some fishing.  He knew exactly where to take us...
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Kellie C.
Pompano Beach, FL
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50lbs of fun!

VERIFIED   Julio 3, 2018
Our captain Leif asked us what we wanted to catch and put us on a great spot. We all caught fish with the largest weighing...
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