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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

Main Cruise Dock, Berth 3-Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 888-239-3816
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Ranked #1 of 76 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Come aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" crabbing vessel as seen on season 2 of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch". Depart Ketchikan Alaska for a 3.5... more » Owner description: Come aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" crabbing vessel as seen on season 2 of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch". Depart Ketchikan Alaska for a 3.5 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! « less
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our second trip to Ketchikan and this is the best tour we have taken, possibly in Alaska. Not he ship is a retrofitted ship that was used in the first few seasons of the TV show "Deadliest Catch", about crabbing in the Behring Sea. Plenty or room on two levels for seated observation. The crew, which includes actual Behring Sea... More

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a very well prepared, very informative and fascinating experience. We had a group of nine, ranging from 8 years old to 75 and everyone enjoyed the time on the Aleutian Ballad. It was very evident that the ENTIRE crew was knowledgeable, very hospitable, and it made for a great experience.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this tour....it is excellent for children as well. The crew did an excellent job showing how they set traps. Highly recommend this tour!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This excursion turned out to be the highlight of our Alaska adventures. These fishermen love their work and that joy radiated off them. I was enchanted with the men of the Aleutian Ballad and their stories. We learned a great deal and laughed a lot! If you only do one excursion - make it this one!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took this tour while we were on a cruise but booked it directly--saved a few dollars. The boat is docked a few feet from the cruise ship so transportation is not an issue. It was just a wonderful tour--they walked us through all the steps of catching various sea creatures with wonderful stories of the behind the scenes activities... More

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you have children age 12 and under they will love this tour. Great stories and hold the crabs in your hands! Eagles galore! Do this!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had no idea this trip was going to be captivatingly educational. The information dovetailed with personal stories of life on the Bering Sea told with such endearing emotion all while having fun; we didn't expect this genuine gift that day. Highly recommended and I would do this again in a heart beat! Thank you!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

this was a fun trip. wish we saw more wildlife but the eagles were amazing! only recommendation would be to sit at the top of the boat as the views are spectacular. Alaska is an amazing place. looking forward to heading back someday soon...

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Feel very lucky the Volendam Ship has this Tour to offer. From the first moment on board felt part of the experience of crab Fishing. The crew brought the feel of the Bering Sea to the Tour. Whales were close by and then there were eagles swooping down just an arms length away from the side of the boat. Ketchikan... More

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic tour! The crew kept us entertained the entire time, we learned a lot, the kids loved handling the crabs, and the scenery was AMAZING! The pictures we got of all the eagles were unbelievable.

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