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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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Andalusia, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very informative. Very interesting. Enthusiastic crew made it fun. My wife and I really enjoyed the experience we had . One of the best tours I have ever been on. We saw different types of crab and different crab traps. We were able to feed the eagles. We were shown how to long line fish. We really enjoyed the crew... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I came away Smiling and Well educated on how the Big Boyz handle one of the most dangerous Seas in the world! Experiencing the different methods and gear used whilst listening to real and true adventure stories and explanations of the variety of Crustaceans targeted with all of their biology and the Alaskan Fisheries Management system was truly awesome. The... More

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Looked for something interesting to do with a teenager while in port. Turned out to be a lot better than expected. The crew told interesting stories. Pulled up traps to show crabs. FYI--the crabs were caught in the ocean and 'planted' in the traps so there is something to show. You will get to see eagles catch fish. Instead of... More

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Even though I had never watched "the Greatest Catch" I was interested in seeing how those delicious Dungeness crabs were caught. The crew was informative as well as entertaining. Terry & Paul told personal stories as well as "lectures" on crab fishing - added to that was friendly humor keeping everyone's attention. Lots of photo ops. I would change nothing... More

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Huguenot, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A friend who had taken this tour last year recommended it highly. We went on this tour on August 6, 2014. It is NOT to be missed! It was better than recommended. Paul, Terry & Derek were great. Hearing their life stories as crab fishermen put the TV show & this tour in a whole new light. The eagles and... More

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Crew's knowledge and stories made a trip that began with cold, rainy weather much more tolerable. Once the weather cleared it was a beautiful experience. Saw most of what was expected to be seen during the excursion.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The crew was warm and friendly and made the trip very fun and exciting. WE had a ball. and we got to hear all sorts of wonderful "Fishing in the Bering Sea" stories.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our entire family (grandparent to 7 yo) enjoyed this tour. It was an exceptional tour despite their pre-set up. The crew was extremely friendly and had great stories. Opportunity to get awesome views of the bald eagles- great photos! Enjoyed learning about various crabs and seeing the octopus so close. Great tour, glad we selected it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went on the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour in Ketchikan Alaska on August 5th,2014. It was so interesting and educational, but also lots of fun. The storytelling by Terry and Derek was amazing and ran the gambit from dramatic to comedic to heartwrenching. It was amazing to see the other sea life that came up with... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Crab Fisherman's Tour was entertaining and informative. We enjoyed the time we spent on the crab boat, Aleutian Ballad, in Ketchikan.

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