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Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour

Price: $225.00
This tour operates from May through September.
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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Excursion

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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is included.
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet. Rain gear will be provided, as needed.
Restrictions
Participants must be a minimum of 5 years of age and weigh at least 40 pounds. The boat can accommodate fold up wheelchairs, lightweight scooters, walkers, and canes. The Aleutian Ballad has one accessible restroom.
5 Stars5Based On 40 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSkagway excursionSeptember 10, 2018

Reviewer: Stacey
It was a great excursion to take with the family ages ranging from 11-76. They accommodated my father with his scooter. Awesome to see eagles flying above. Stories were interesting to hear. Kids were able to hold different sea creatures. We were on the same excursion with people who booked through NCL. Saved us money. Didn't have to worry about getting back to the cruise ship on time.

5 StarsGreat excursion August 27, 2018

Reviewer: J Sam
We were entertained the entire time. Great staff and educational as well

5 StarsStories and Sea LifeAugust 20, 2018

Reviewer: Cornelia Piersanti
A great tour! We motored into various places to see wildlife, fish, eagles and so much more. Around 40-50 eagles all in one place! A native fisherman hauling in their nets with fish. Seeing all sort of crabs, shrimp, starfish, and hearing the stories of how the men started fishing and lived were fascinating!

5 StarsDeadliest Catch Aleutian BalladJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: April Hanson
This was SO worth the money and then some! Professional crew, well versed, funny and this was our FAVORITE excursion from our Alaskan cruise. Saw them catch fish, starfish, crab, octopus, crab, more crab, seals, whales several times and EAGLES. OMG THE EAGLES. This was an amazing excursion. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE.

5 StarsGreat way to start the Alaskan excursionsJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: Dave
The two of us and our 13 year old grandson enjoyed this excursion very much. The crew was very knowledgeable and entertaining Seeing the eagles was fantastic.

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