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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

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Address: Main Cruise Dock, Berth 3-Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: +1 888-239-3816
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Description: Come aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" crabbing vessel as seen on season 2 of...
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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I did the while on a cruise excursion. The whole experience was very cool. You get a lot of inside knowledge on fishing and crabbing along with being able to get a good look at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I did the while on a cruise excursion. The whole experience was very cool. You get a lot of inside knowledge on fishing and crabbing along with being able to get a good look at the Alaskan King Crab. Also was able to get some awesome pictures of wildlife to include Bald Eagles in flight. Would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, let me start by saying I could not have begun to make all my (own) independent excursion booking while on our "family" Disney Cruise last June had it not been for Shauna w/Bearing Sea Fisherman. Although we were a family of 10 (6A, 4K) on Disney, regardless of what cruise line you may be on, I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND BOOKING... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you love Deadliest Catch, then you need to do this. This was once in a lifetime experience. It was so much fun seeing what is involved in this occupation. The crew was very informative and educated us on what it takes to be part of this adventure. It was great to hold and see the wildlife up close, nature... More 

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Oregon, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was the most exciting part of our trip. The crew was absolutely awesome. From the minute we arrived they welcomed us aboard and made us feel like we had been friends forever! We experienced a live Octopus during our cruise that had eaten half of their King Crab catch in the pot. Would recommend to anyone to experience a... More 

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Margate, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What an awesome time aboard the Aleutian Ballard. Have been a fan of The Deadliest Catch since its first season and never thought that I would get the chance to be aboard one of the ships from the series. It was a great tour which I am still raving about and telling all that I know to do if they... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I loved this. The crew put on an informative and really entertaining show. And you also get to see some of the waterways and wildlife around Ketchikan. Even the dreary, drizzly weather didn't put a damper on the experience. Just a lot of fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was an excursion which we chose while on an Alaskan Cruise with Holland America ship the Westerdam. This excursion was well worth the $$ and really enhanced our trip!!! It was entertaining, informative, full of wildlife & sea life, and the crew was excellent!!!!

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Since we have been fans of "The Deadliest Catch" since season 1, we did not want to miss the chance to take this excursion on the famous Aleutian Ballad. Watching the fishermen bait different types of pots and then retrieve them from the water was very realistic to what we had seen on TV. We liked being able to hold... More 

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Depew, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic tour. I watch The Deadliest Catch on TV and was surprised to find out there was a tour for this . This tour is a must, the crew was fantastic and this should not be missed. It is well worth the money and we saw whales and eagles and the crew really enjoys what they do . This was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

From the time we boarded their boat until they returned us to the dock the cast/crew instructed, entertained, and educated us. They have set up a series of scenarios that allows them to demonstrate the entire spectrum of commercial fishing and crabbing methods. The crews backgrounds and experiences make the presentations come alive. Don't miss this one!

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