Viking Gulfstar Fishing Charter

607 Island Drive

Tarpon Springs, Florida - United States

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Viking Gulfstar Fishing Charter

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Get the most for your money and time by fishing with the experts at Viking Gulfstar Fishing Charter! The Gulfstar offers half-day to three-day trips to target the fish you want to reel in. Excellent accomodations and equipment join with expert staff to produce the fishing trip of your dreams. 

Viking Gulfstar Fishing Charter Review & Editor's Notes

Gag Grouper

The Sport-fishing capital of the world does not bear its name without reason.  Grouper, Seabass, Cobia, Key West Snapper, and Shark are the among the impressive fish hauled in on even the shortest trips. Expand the trip a bit and even greater delights are found:  Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Swordfish and Mahi Mahi to name a few.

The Gag Grouper are a popular catch, one of the most widely distributed fish in the Florida waters.  Mature fish are typically found at depths of 60' or more in rocky bottom areas, reefs and drop-off walls  Young Groupers are more likely to sette into inshore waters with seagrass beds or mangrove forests. 


Nearly every charter encounters this incredible fish.  The Cobia has a jutting lower jaw the extends past the upper one.  It is long and slim fish with a dark lateral stripe extending through eye to tail.  Live bait, shrimp, mullet and jigs are all typical approaches to landing Cobia.  They are a pelagic, solitary fish that congregate near structures such as reefs, wrecks, and buoys.

Red Snapper

Another prominent resident of the waterways are the beautiful Red Snapper.  A glowing pink/red atop with white below and a red eye, the Snapper reaches significant sizes.  A long-lived fish weights of 35 pounds or more are not uncommon. 


For great fishing action, Sharks are hard to beat. Hard-hitting and fierce-fighting this prolific fish delights anglers of all ages and abilities.  Found throughout the waters fished by the Gulfstar, the multiple varieties of fish offer a ready fishing option. 

Bodies of Water / Landmarks / Piers / Marinas

The Gulfstar docks and departs from the Viking Landing on Dodecanese Boulevard.


January through May is the season for half-day trips.  Longer charters are available year-round.  June is the month for the Red Snapper.

Boat Details
The vessel can 'make or break' your deep-sea trip.  The Gulfstar is a world-class, top-of-the-line vessel that combines efficiency, comfort and practicality.  AT 65′ in length and a width of 19', the Gulfstar is stable and spacious.  Certified to travel 200 miles off-shore, she can get to ALL the fish  The 20′ x 19′ fishing cockpit sports two 200 gallon livewells & can store up to 4000 lbs of fish. Twin diesel engines capable of over 20 knots cruising, minimize travel time. Berths are comfortable and spacious. Hot showers refresh, the cooking capacity keeps you fueled up.  The quality tackle and fish-finding equipment are the icing on the cake!

The Crew
Dedication, experience and passion for taking guests on the trip of a lifetime epitomize the crew of the Gulfstar.

Best Times Of Year To Visit
(0/1=Not Applicable, 2=Fair, 3=Good, 4=Very Good, 5=Excellent)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gag Grouper 5 4 4 4
Amberjack 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Cobia 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
King Mackerel 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Yellowtail Snapper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Mangrove Snapper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Red Grouper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Scamp Grouper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Snowy Grouper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Red Snapper 5
Vermillion Snapper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Shark 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3

Target Species, Locations, Special Features, and Landmarks

Tarpon Springs, Fl, Gulf Of Mexico, Florida, Viking Landing, Gag Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, King Mackerel, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Snowy Grouper, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Shark.

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