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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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Baton Rouge, LA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of the TV show Deadliest Catch, this is probably the closest experience remotely similar that you will get that will be safe, calm, and most enjoyable. Saw more Bald Eagles (50+) during this time than any other time in Alaska. Tour guide fishermen were awesome, friendly, and informative. The crabs and wildlife seen on this... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We booked this excursion at the last minute and WOW, I'm so glad we did. It was truly an unexpected highlight of our trip, and created memories that will last a lifetime. There are many, many reviews about this excursion - and all of the details have been covered...so I'm not going to rehash them. But I would like to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Four of us did this excursion as an option on an Alaska cruise. I love Deadliest Catch and so had to try this. This was one of our best experiences on the trip! Initially some of us were afraid that is would be "hokey" but it certainly was not. The crew are great and share fascinating experiences of theirs from... More

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Heath, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour was the first excursion on my Alaskan cruise. We had a pleasant ride out into the sound. After they had shown and explained to us how the caught fish with a Portuguese fishing rig, netted prawns, caught and passed around box crabs, stopped by an island and coaxed eagles into skimming and snatching live... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic tour. All the crew were very funny and informative and told you about their personal stories while at sea.You get to hold the crabs & other fish that are caught before they put them back in the sea and they attract eagles in to show you. You are given complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate. They also have spare... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had a great time on the trip and really enjoyed the stories from the crew. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for and excursion in Ketchican.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Delivered on what they said they could show you. Great stories, learned alot about the fishing and crabing industry. Very friendly and personable. Great fun.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was recommended by our travel agent, was she right. Boarding was easy, seating ample, and crew welcoming. Introductions were made & off we went. The "Aleutian Ballad" is a real crab boat converted for tourism at much expense, thanks David and Danene! Capt. Terry, and his crew handled the Ballad very professionally. Capt. Derek (replace Phil when he passed)... More

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have taken an Alaskan cruise 3 times between 2007 and 2014 and each time I have done the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour. The reasons are quite simple. It's fun, the crew are amazing and make for a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating time. Their presentations are often funny while some are quite harrowing. The mortal dangers of the Bering... More

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour was very interactive. Excellent crew with great and enthusiastic personalities. A LOT OF HANDS ON!! From Eagle watching, Whale sighting, Shrimp pots, crab pots, King crab pots, and long lining. They explained, demonstrated, and it was situated so that we were up close and personal with every aspect. Listening to the crews and their... More

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