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: 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.
Reviewer: Crystal Crawford
If you want the experience without the deadly catch then this is the way I would suggest you experience crab fishing. The crew on this boat is great and they make it a fun time.
Reviewer: An extremely satisfied customer
I picked this excursion for multiple reasons as I thought it would meet the "" needs"" of everyone in our party. We had five people ranging in age from 14 to 80. This excursion was AWESOME! My teenagers got to be on the Boat they had seen on TV with the guys that manned the boat! There was an amazing educational piece that was enriching and entertaining that we all loved and learned from. My husband loves eagles and boy did he get see them! It was unbelievable. Nothing like we had ever experienced in our lives!! I highly recommend this excursion for ALL ages as it is interactive! You get to touch, hold, video, you name it all kinds of crabs and then film the Eagles. I don't think my daughter has taken her T - shirt off yet!!! She would work for them if she could!!!!