Private Alaskan Crabbing with Dinner from Ward Cove
Learn how to set and bait crab pots to catch Dungeness crab in a location with one of the highest catch returns compared to other Alaskan fishing tours when you book this private fishing adventure in Ketchikan. Your tour includes a local guide and fishing expert who will show you the ropes by teaching you how to set crab traps and catch tasty Dungeness crab and a premium meal that features your fresh catch.
Your tour of six people or less offers an intimate experience and covers the cost of a light-tackle rod and reel, your round trip transfer to and from your fishing location via a customer-designed private boat, and the option to fish for bottom species and salmon in scenic locations like Tongass National Forest and Misty Fjords. All you have to do is pay for your state fishing license on your own, making this a convenient trip for families, sea foodies, and anglers alike!
Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the pier and making your way to the private downtown marina, where you'll get your proper fishing license and gear to begin your fishing adventure. Your guide will go over the safety rules, and then you'll depart the marina to the fishing grounds in Bostwick Bay a fisher's paradise that's home to thousands of Dungeness crab. While out at sea, your guide will teach you about setting up crab pots and baiting crab as you take in the breathtaking views of the Alaskan skyline, landscape, and wildlife sightings like river otters, herons, and Dall's porpoise.
After setting your crab pots and allowing them to soak, enjoy opting to fish for bottom species and salmon in places like Tongass National Forest and the Mystic Fjords National Monument, a landmark site known for its majestic sea cliffs that extend as high as 3,000 feet from the sea level. Thanks to the comfortable and safe 24-foot cruiser, you can count on enough space to hold your freshly caught crab, salmon, Pacific halibut, and bottom species fish. This boat is even equipped to explore beach crabs and tide pools, which is perfect for younger sea anglers. Wrap up your tour by heading back to pick up your crab pots and making your way to the wilderness campsite to indulge in your fresh catch prepared as a delectable five-star fish dish before returning to your pier.
From getting a first-hand crabbing experience in a location with the highest catch rate to dining on your catch of the day on a local campsite, this excursion offers much for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to see and do. Book this bucket-list tour now and get ready to enjoy a lifetime experience right in Ketchikan, Alaska!
Please Note: All participants ages 16 and older are required by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to purchase a 1 day sport fishing license (not included, approximately $25 US). Licenses may be issued online on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website, or on location with the guide.