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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

Main Cruise Dock, Berth 3-Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1888-239-3816
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Ranked #1 of 78 Activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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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Depew, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a true highlight of our Alaska cruise. We saw eagles, otters, and the fishing portion was truly educational. The cruise is interactive, in that we got to hold a king crab, some prawns, and we got to see an octopus come up out of the depths. Also got to handle a starfish. As we moved from pot to... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband an I planned this trip for two years and in the end he passed away before we could go. So I made the trip for both of us. The crew was wonderful to me and my family. The trip is designed for all ages and abilities. I am 70 and had no problems. Don't worry about seasickness either... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had not seen much of the Deadliest Catch although my mother had who came on this trip also (aged late 70's). We both loved it. Had thought it might be corny American... but were pleasantly surprised. If you have never seen a king crab, very large star fish, eagles fly down to collect a salmon then this is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had our honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise. Ours second to last stop was Ketchikan, where we went on the Bering Sea Crab Fishermans Tour. It, by far, went above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely be going on this tour on our next trip. Well worth the money!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

This was the best part of the whole trip. We watch a lot of deadliest catch, yet in was no bering sea (thankfully), we got a small taste of what it was like to be a crab fisherman

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Neshanic Station, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Whether you are a fan of the Deadliest Catch or not this is a fun excursion. My wife and I joined up for the tour off of our cruise ship and were glad to have spent our time in Ketchikan on the Aleutian Ballad. Having enjoyed ourselves so much made me curious about the negative reviews so I read a... More

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Central Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wow, definitely the best tour we have done. After some 13 cruises to many destinations Alaska was one we had to do, and when we noticed this tour on the agenda we thought is this just another harbour trip ....Not at all, we were very pleasantly surprised. The weather was miserable probably the worst day of our cruise but having... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

These guys were entertaining but also knowledgable. It is a must for your Alaska vacation! A great value especially since you not only fish for crab but you get an awesome experience with the local wildlife.

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