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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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Branson West, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We loved this excursion ! We're fans of the TV show and this gives you a real life feel of life on board a crab and fishing boat. The crew is knowledgeable and great at answering questions. They're also comedians! You won't be disappointed!

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Mill Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great time. Calm seas and good weather. Very knowledgable and experienced crew made us all feel very welcome. Our 8 year old daughter had a blast handling quite a large box crab. We saw all sorts of crab hauled in and even got the chance to see bald eagles (too many to count). A great family outing.

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour was so much fun! The crew shared their experiences and stories of crab fishing on the Bring Sea...it's dangers and rewards! This tour was informative and exciting to see (and hold) the catch of the day! It was well worth the price and one of oour favorites! Jim & Dolores from Buffalo, NY

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not knowing what to expect, the tour ended up as a phenomenal experience! We learned a lot through the very entertaining program. It is certainly one of the highlights of our Alaskan vacation. We have highly recommended this excursion to others who will be visiting Alaska soon. Do not miss this!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Booked the excursion from our cruise ship. This was the best excursion I have ever been on. You will not be disappointed. The crew were a lot of fun and very knowledgable. Loved seeing the different types of crab pots and types of crabs being fished. The Eagles were amazing. I have never seen so many eagles in the same... More

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Gemert, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have had an awesome time on the F/V Aleutian Ballad! Great crew: informative, funny and very friendly. They have shown us how to catch different kinds of fish and of course different kinds of crab: dungeness, bairdi and red king crab. We even saw dozens of eagles fly by, close to the boat. How awesome is that?! When visiting... More

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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was really looking forward to this excursion on our Alaska trip and I was not disappointed. I HIGHLY recommend it. The crew was awesome, the sights and information amazing, and the boat great and comfortable. Can't say enough good about the whole experience. I can't recommend enough that everyone do this excursion!!!

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I am a big fan of Deadliest Catch so I was really looking forward to this excursion. I was not disappointed. The tour guides were great, all had vast fishing experience. The boat was comfortable. On our day we only had about 100 people on the tour. Derek, the Captain told stories and gave the history of the Aleutian Ballad.... More

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Lisbon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

From the moment you step on board the crew is teaching you about the sea, crabs, fishing and life in their part of Alaska. They are funny and all experienced fishermen. They allow you to hold some of the crabs that are caught and there is time for many photo opportunities too. The boat is comfortable and my husband and... More

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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

By far, the Bering Sea Crab Tour was one of the best excursions we took. When we had Eagles swarming the boat, the pictures we were able to take were amazing! In addition, the tour was extremely interesting. If you go...I mean, WHEN you go, board the ship and sit in the second row on the end seat toward the... More

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