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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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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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this was by far the best excursion we have been on. very funny and informative men telling their fishing stories. eagles galore. nice tiny gift shop on board. comfy seats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chicopee, Massachusetts

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was by far the best excursion we have been on. very funny and informative men telling their fishing stories. eagles galore. nice tiny gift shop on board. comfy seats. snacks were giving to us at end of tour. you do not go out into Bering sea. they stay in inside passage. we felt no waves or rises from water... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This crew was very friendly and helpful. The ship was well equipped with raincoats and galley seating for viewing. The tour was well planned and informative. Guests were encouraged to interact with the animals up close and personal. Restrooms were available as well as hot coco in the gift shop. Would definitely recommend for all ages.

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this excursion while on our Alaska cruise. Cheaper to book direct thatn through the cruise line. The staff were tons of fun - the boat ride was calm and easy to manage. I was using a walker and they made certain I got on board and seated easily and then stowed the walker until I needed it. The scenery... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic, must-do tour. The captain and crew all have first-hand experience in sailing and fishing in the dangerous Bering Sea. They have a wealth of knowledge on the sea, boats and the fishing industry, for which they also hold a great passion. Their stories are funny, interesting and often quite moving. They also display great respect for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the tour on the boat and the crew were very informative and fun. The boat was very comfortable and it was very cold they day we did the tour and they supplied lovely warm parker type jackets which made a difference. They explained how the Fisherman on the Deadliest Catch work and the difficulties they face. They had... More 

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Muenster, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a must see in Ketchikan! The staff is awesome and very friendly. You get to see lots of wildlife! It's definitely something you have to go see! Your family will be talking about it for years!

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This tour was definitely the best of all the excursions that we took on our Alaska cruise. The stories told by the crew were both enjoyable and educational. The up-close hands on experience with some of the sea creatures was outstanding. A few comments about the boat. According to the owner, it underwent a $2.6 million dollar overhaul and retrofit... More 

2 Thank Todd B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

entering, educating, thrilling, beautiful, the information supplied by the WHOLE crew was outstanding, the scenery was beautiful, the stop at the eagles just took my breath away there are not enough words to accurately describe the experience of a lifetime with this trip

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This tour is the best of both worlds. The crew: experienced, lively and full of information and stories about the ups and downs of fishing life. The boat: Workhorse turned comfortable touring rig. Seating on the upper and lower decks (with heating lamps!), hot beverages, and one of the nicer bathrooms on a boat I've ever encountered. The Bering Sea... More 

1 Thank Kim H
The Colony, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This even was fun and educational. The crew relate d real life experiences they had fishing the Bearing Sea -- Incredible!!!

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