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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 #2 of 73 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved this experience and loved the captain and crew. We learned a lot about king crabbing, saw many Bald Eagles and had a most enjoyable time. The most surprising thing was how sweet and dear the crab fishermen were. Their sweet humanity left a lasting impression.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We booked this excursion through our Princess cruise ship several months in advance. The boat was very nice and the skilled crew members were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about their trade. We loved the "hands on" experience with the different species of marine life. We saw several eagles and the scenery was just beautiful. If you're in Ketchikan and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Being a HUGE fan of the Deadliest Catch this tour was sort of a no brainer for me. To actually set foot on a boat that not only fished in the Bearing Sea but was spectacularly captured nearly rolling over and sinking by a rogue wave is the opportunity of a lifetime for an armchair salt like me. The experience... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

You all have the BEST excursion of our whole 2week cruise. We enjoyed the whole experience. I tell everyone about your boat. ♡♥♡♥ you!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed two days in Ketchikan and aside from watching millions of salmon struggling up the creek, the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour was the highlight of our visit. It was certainly a unique experience for us as seasoned travellers. You have to search a bit to find the adapted fishing vessel they use, among the giant cruise liners. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Eagles!!! The Crabs!!! The Octopus!!! The Stories!!! Been watching Deadliest Catch for the longest time so when this opportunity came along during our cruise I just couldn't resist!! The crew is entertaining and very informative! The photo ops never stop from the moment you leave the dock and the scenery and wild life are amazing! If you get the... More

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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This tour was one of the best we have been on. What an experience to get that close to the action. Being a fan of the show, they didn't let us down, to be able to see how they pull pods up, and experience holding crabs, and prawns, not to mention the scenery, it was beautiful . Was great to... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

This was the highlight of our cruise excursions. I love photography and have a nice camera and lenses. The day we boarded the Bering Sea boat, one of the crew told me to get ready for a great photography experience and be ready to go up by the wheel house of the boat. The boat only had about 50 people... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have always been fans of the TV show so it was easy to pick this excursion while on our cruise. It was raining and we had a great time. The tour was everything we thought it would be. Seeing the size of the crabs, and holding them in our hands was amazing. Talking to the crew was very informative.... More

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I have been on several cruises and many excursions, but none compare with the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour. This was simply amazing. Small enough that you get to get right in the middle of it, and the crew moves among the tourists and take pictures and answer questions. I am a huge Deadliest Catch fan, and this was the... More

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