Wildlife is everywhere in Alaska! Crabs, eagles, whales, octopus, sea lions, porpoises, wolf eels, sharks, and seals are all frequent visitors on the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour in Ketchikan.
Come aboard the Aleutian Ballad for the adventure of a lifetime! The Aleutian Ballad was made famous in season two of Discovery Channel's award-winning TV series "Deadliest Catch." But there are no rough seas here! You will set out in the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage to witness first-hand the amazing way of life of commercial fishermen. Marvel at the scenic beauty that surrounds you on this Ketchikan shore excursion from the comfort of the heated and sheltered stadium-style seating lower deck or the open-air top deck.
Watch as the skilled crew haul and set long line, barrel pots, and huge 700 pound king crab pots to reveal the catch of the day. The amazing marine life is placed in an on-deck aquarium so everyone can get close to these unique creatures of the sea. This fascinating, educational, and interactive Ketchikan excursion experience is perfect for all ages and is packed with stories and adventures shared by the men and women who risk their lives fishing the Bering Sea.
Please Note: This tour does NOT go out into the rough waters of the open ocean. It remains in the calm, protected waterways of the Inside Passage surrounding Ketchikan. Snacks are available for purchase on board.
Reviewer: Charlette H Robichaud
The Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour was fantastic! I have been a fan of Deadliest Catch since it's 1st season. However, you don't have to be a fan of the show to enjoy this trip. The guys on the Aleutian Ballad are funny, entertaining, informative, interactive and explain why and how they do what they do. You will get to see different types of crab (you can even touch them if you want to), some fish, an octopus and the most amazing American Bald Eagle experience you can imagine. My Alaskan cruise was the trip of a lifetime and this was definitely an experience that made it such.
Reviewer: Marcia Williams
We really liked this excursion. The Bald Eagles were awesome. Captain and crew were very informative.
Reviewer: Frank DeGroot
I really enjoyed the excursion as it was very informative and lifelike, it had a hands on reality as you were allowed to touch the crabs. Also, they dropped crab pots and it was done well. A1 tour!!!
Awesome, beautiful boat trip, not to be missed. Beautiful water trip, live crabs, Eagles grabbing fish out of the sea. The crew and staff are super friendly and entertaining. A lifetime memory that I tell everyone about. Again, a wonderful experience and a wonderful crew- all of them!
Reviewer: Karin Ruppel
Fabulous experience for anyone who enjoys the Deadliest Catch show. Experienced captains enthrall you with tales of deep sea fishing. Up close experience with setting the hook, pulling up crab traps, and taking a trip on a real ""deadliest catch boat."" Captain reeled in a 50 lb. halibut and we saw numerous eagles and got to hold king crabs.