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February 19, 2024 - 14:44:06

From the Viking Fleet in Montauk Capt. JR let me know spots have opened up for the Nantucket trip targeting cod, pollock, hake, haddock, cunners, cusk, ling and whatever else they find! They depart Friday March 1 at 6 p.m. and return Sunday March 3 at 3 a.m. The fare is $425. They trip also includes bait and ice.

February 12, 2024 - 15:00:32

From the Viking Fleet in Montauk Capt JR reported a beautiful day on the water. Unfortunately the fishing has not picked up much yet. They have two trips left for February. Wednesday February 14th and Wednesday, February 28th. They will be closed February 17th through February 25th.

462 West Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
phone: 631-668-5700
fax: 631-668-5788

Capt. Paul G Forsberg’s Viking Fleet was founded by his father, Carl Forsberg in 1936 and originally resided in Freeport, New York. It wasn’t until 1951, when Paul was 12 years old, that the fleet and Forsberg clan relocated on Montauk. An ambitious young salt, Paul was already running his own 24 foot boat at this early age and worked in various commercial fisheries from 1951 to 1957. In 1957 Paul was 18 years old and firmed his maturation to adulthood by obtaining his 100 ton master captains license. Utilizing this credential, he operated his own charter boat till 1959 when he decided to become involved in the summer party boat fishing business. He maintained this role of party boat captain till 1991 and worked on commercial draggers during the winter. Today, the Viking Fleet is a year-round operation consisting of three party boats, one high speed ferry, one commercial fishing vessel, one cruise vessel and the newly launched Viking Fivestar. It is the largest, most diversified privately owned fishing fleet in the northeast.