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King Crab Safari

Price: $87.00
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If you've seen "The Deadliest Catch" you've watched the crabbing crews bringing their catch to shore and placing their crabs into special tanks for weighing. During this tour you will see what happens next for the infamous King crab.

Originally native to Russia, these crab have migrated across the northern Norwegian coastline over the past century and can measure up to 2 meters between the claws (legs)!

The fun begins as you board the bus in Honningsvåg for a comfortable ride down to the lavvocamp at Sarnes. Here you will be greeted by the camp hosts who will escort you down to the pier to see live crab crawling around in the tanks. Hold up a crab and smile for your new profile picture as you learn all about this fascinating crustacean.

You and your group will bring the crabs back to the Iavvo for preparation and cooking. Afterward, sit down and be rewarded for your hard work as you sink your teeth into the delicious crab meat along with a side of bread, lemon and mayonnaise. Mineral water is included with your meal and you will have the option to purchase beer or wine.

Following the meal you will relax with biscuits and inhale the salty air as you watch the boats coming and going from the pier before your return trip back to port. Book this tour now to experience King crab like never before!

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Campsite in Sarnes (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket).
Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
Comfortable and practical, weather appropriate clothing. Comfortable walking shoes.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.
5 Stars5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsKing crab safariJuly 30, 2018

Reviewer: J & K
Excellent staff, crab was the BEST we have had!!!! Staff at 71 Nord and on site was so accommodating. Highly recommend this!!!!!

5 StarsAmazing experienceJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: John A Jenkins
Photo ops holding gigantic King crab. Learning the history of the Norwegian King crab. Enjoying a delightful feast in a primitive camp like atmosphere plus friendly helpful staff who made the experience a fun time.

4 StarsCrab tourJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: Roger Perry
Well worth the money. A well informed guide with a pleasing personalty. The tour seemed to be an abbreviated version of the tour offered by the ship for much less money. Finding a taxi both ways was very stressful. The port town was small with very few cabs. We waited a long time for both trips. Since it was a PM trip missing the ship was a worry. Transport should be built in the tour rather than being on your own.

5 StarsLoved the ExcursionJuly 15, 2017

Reviewer: Lisa Stephens
We are so glad we chose to use shore excursions group rather than the ship King Crab Excursion. It was 1/2 the price of the cruise line for the exact same Excursion. The only issue we ran into was the explanation of the King Crab Safari said you would meet at the end of the pier and take a bus to the location. That part was incorrect. You have to get a taxi to the location. Even at that it was still cheaper and worth it. We had a personal tour guide at the location and our very own tent for cooking and eating whereas the cruise line had one ten per About 20-40 people. Definitely worth the taxi ride! A must do Excursion.

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