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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

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Berth #3 Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 888-239-3816
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour
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This tour is also known as "Deadliest Catch Crab Fishermen's Tour". You can 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! Age limit for this tour is 5 years old due to maritime regulations.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Berth #3 Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 888-239-3816
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Thank Colie2013
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This was the best excursion that we took while on our cruise. It provides beautiful views of the area and an opportunity to see some up the wild life up close. My family loved seeing the eagles fly so close to the boat. We also...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018


1  Thank LAGErdtsieck
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Suitable even for those with decreased mobility, this tour is interesting and interactive. See real catches (and release) and get a taste of what life is like for the fisherman. Could not recommend this more highly. Even my elderly mother had a ball!

Thank BarbaraMWB
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. From the minute we got on to the minute we got off. So informative and interactive it was excellent. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. I didnt expect to be so emotional hearing all the crews stories. It was...More

1  Thank Glasses1
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I'd never watched the show so was unfamiliar with the history of the boat. Not an issue. So informative, great seats for everyone under heaters ( misty day) and provided rain slickers. They have a partnership with the native Alaskans to demonstrate techniques plus have...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was such an awesome experience!! We chose a day that turned out to be unseasonably warm! The crew on board were not only knowledgeable, but pleasant and funny as well!!! We were able to hold various types of crab, saw eagles diving, and even...More

Thank Reet712
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Crew was awesome!! Boat was so cool to see in person!! So much wildlife!! So much information!! Loved it!!

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Thank tiffanysilver80
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This trip was not so much about the catching of crabs, but the entertainment. The crew were knowledgeable and really great fun. Suitable for everyone and everyone gets a chance to hold a few crabs and learn a lot about the crew's lives and their...More

Thank glenys w
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This trip was amazing and worth every penny. The tour guides are entertaining and informative. There is plenty of opportunity to move around. We got to see eagles as well as the sea life.

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Staci S
17 January 2018|
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Response from TomD29 | Reviewed this property |
We took this excursion last June. No animals were harmed, in fact I found it quite educational. We got to handle many creatures and learned about commercial fishing. Seeing so many bald eagles in one place was the highlight... More
Staci S
17 January 2018|
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Response from TomD29 | Reviewed this property |
This really should not be an issue. The entire time is spend on the inside passage not in the open sea.
24 May 2017|
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Response from Shauna L | Property representative |
I imagine you are trying to book through Viator as they are the only company that asks that question. It basically doesn't mean anything if you are arriving by cruise ship. You will walk off of your ship and be on the... More