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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

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Address: Berth #3 Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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+1 888-239-3816
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Come aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" crabbing vessel as seen on...

Come aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" crabbing vessel as seen on season 2 of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch". Depart Ketchikan Alaska for a 3 hour trip to catch king crab, snow crab, octopus, fish, prawns and more. This tour also features some of the best eagle viewing on the planet. Share the allure and adventure that draw fishermen to the sea. Fishing legends that have worked the Bering Sea are your guides, some you may have seen on TV.

The vessel has been retrofitted for guests comfort and fun, with a "live" tank on deck to allow for closer viewing of the wondrous creatures brought on board. Guests stay warm, dry and comfortable while we sail calm and protected waters. This is the REAL ALASKA and you won't want to miss it!

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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour
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Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour from Ketchikan

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Our family of 18 took this tour while on an Alaskan cruise. We remember watching the crew on the show. It was a great experience. The kids loved handling the crabs. We also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 18 took this tour while on an Alaskan cruise. We remember watching the crew on the show. It was a great experience. The kids loved handling the crabs. We also enjoyed seeing the Bald Eagles in their natural habitat. The crew was very friendly and full of information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour was one of the real highlights of our Alaskan adventure. The best part was the eagles. They took us to a spot where eagles gather, and they fed the eagles, creating an awesome opportunity for photos and video. The entire crew on the boat was friendly and helpful. They gave a great overview of... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Educational and entertaining by a great crew of seasoned professional crab fisherman! They won't disappoint, crabs galore, eagles and plenty of wildlife! Be sure to bring a camera, you will enjoy this tour!!!

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A lovely overview of Alaska fishing culture with great views, charismatic guides, and amazing wildlife. The highlight of the tour was feeding the eagles--a once in a lifetime experience!

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is fun. I saw over 100 bald eagles at one point. The trip is like being inside a documentary about Alaskan crab fisherman. The captain and 2 crew members used to be on the Deadliest Catch program years ago. They are very entertaining.

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were the last and only cruise ship in Ketchikan, so only about 20 people on the boat. Crew made the whole thing fun. Great for adults and kids.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My family and I went on the Bering Sea crab fishermen's tour in Ketchikan this summer and had a wonderful time! The hosts of the tour were very welcoming, fun, and had many captivating stories about the area and fishing in the Bering Sea. Small snacks and beverages were provided during the tour. It seems silly to mention, but, as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had a great time on this tour, it was very informative and all the tour guides were all spectacular.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We booked directly with them instead of the cruise ship. Everyone was very helpful, especially since we were coming from another excursion and running a little late. The snacks were nice. The speakers were entertaining. The eagles were amazing. The touch tanks really engaged the kids. The stories were interesting. At the ending, it got a little long and we... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The crab tour on the Deadliest Catch Boat is called The Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour. They took the original boat and turned it into a tour boat with stadium seating. We boarded and headed out for a once in a lifetime trip. This crab tour was extremely educational, fascinating and lots of fun. Do not worry about getting cold.... More 

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