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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour
Ranked #1 of 96 Tours in Ketchikan
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hands on experience”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I took this tour and had a great time. The seat set up is such that everyone has a great view, but you can also walk around. Real life stories accompany the hands on experience. Fascinating insight into a dangerous occupation. The crew was really terrific, interesting and funny. Highly recommend this tour. If you want to see whales and eagles in addition to all the sea life this is the tour. Be sure to bring a camara.

Visited June 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A "don't miss" tour”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We signed up for this tour after seeing rave reviews on trip advisor. (Couple in our 40's on Alaskan cruise) the reviews were spot on, this tour is really fantastic. The crew was great ( Terry, Derrick and the boat owners daughters), they were funny, personable, full of information and great story tellers. The bald eagle part was worth the whole trip, truly spectacular!!! If your a fan of the show, don't miss this, you get a whole new perspective and appreciation for the men on the show.

Visited June 2013
Thank Randi W
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Saginaw, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Ketchikan excursion”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Absolute must when going to Ketchikan! This was our first excursion and well worth the wait. We tried doing this excursion 2 years ago and the boat was broke but no glitches this time. The crew was amazing and the scenery was spectacular. The crew threw out fish for the bald eagles and they swarmed like seagulls. Never saw anything like that before. If you're going to do just one excursion on an Alaskan cruise, this should be the one.

Visited June 2013
Thank Jane B
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Fort Worth
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Bering Sea Crab Tour More than Advertised”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

We chose this tour because my husband loves the show and this was a deciding factor regarding to cruise to Alaska or not. He agreed to cruise IF we could go on the crab boat. I agreed not expecting to enjoy it. It was the BEST tour we had while in Alaska. The people on the boat were fantastic. Not only did we get to see how the crab are caught, we got to hold crab and see them up close. They also caught an octopus. It was beautiful! There was a starfish in the tank that was amazing. As a bonus, they took us to a cove and started 'chumming' the water with fish. 25 to 30 bald eagles came swooping from the trees! I still can't believe I saw it. I have fantastic pictures. On the way in, someone spotted a whale. They turned the boat around and chased the whales. It was better than our whale watching tour! This tour is a 15 out of 10. Blew me out of the water! GO.

Visited February 2013
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Key West, Florida
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Incredible Tour”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this tour. I don't know what was better, the crab, or listening to the crew's stories. The men running this boat are the real deal and their stories will blow you away. This was an excellent tour with a lot of surprises and I highly recommend it.

Visited June 2013
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