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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

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Address: Berth #3 Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: +1 888-239-3816
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Come aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" crabbing vessel as seen on...

Come aboard the "Aleutian Ballad" crabbing vessel as seen on season 2 of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch". Depart Ketchikan Alaska for a 3 hour trip to catch king crab, snow crab, octopus, fish, prawns and more. This tour also features some of the best eagle viewing on the planet. Share the allure and adventure that draw fishermen to the sea. Fishing legends that have worked the Bering Sea are your guides, some you may have seen on TV.

The vessel has been retrofitted for guests comfort and fun, with a "live" tank on deck to allow for closer viewing of the wondrous creatures brought on board. Guests stay warm, dry and comfortable while we sail calm and protected waters. This is the REAL ALASKA and you won't want to miss it!

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We booked directly with them instead of the cruise ship. Everyone was very helpful, especially since we were coming from another excursion and running a little late. The snacks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked directly with them instead of the cruise ship. Everyone was very helpful, especially since we were coming from another excursion and running a little late. The snacks were nice. The speakers were entertaining. The eagles were amazing. The touch tanks really engaged the kids. The stories were interesting. At the ending, it got a little long and we... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crab tour on the Deadliest Catch Boat is called The Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour. They took the original boat and turned it into a tour boat with stadium seating. We boarded and headed out for a once in a lifetime trip. This crab tour was extremely educational, fascinating and lots of fun. Do not worry about getting cold.... More 

Thank Diane R
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crabs, eagles, an octopus, and 3 experienced sea mariners educating in a wonderfully entertaining fashion about the harsh life of the people whose job is to go catch the fish that Americans eat every day. Their stories were real and touching and no one could walk away without a much deeper appreciation for the hard life of the sea. Along... More 

Thank BobandDebyT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I opted for this tour. We were on a cruise ship but booked it directly with them and saved 20.00. They have their act together so dont fear booking direct. I can assure you they will make sure you are on and off the boat and back to your ship on time. We really enjoyed the tour... More 

Thank LanierGardener
O'Fallon, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I have to admit that my expectations going in were low. I mean, how exciting can crab fishing be? But the tour received great reviews so we thought we would try it. What really made this tour were the guides. They were so dynamic and you could tell they loved their job. They are funny, energetic and educational. A great... More 

Thank Angie T
Pacific, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The captain and his crew told wonderful stories with a good sense of humor about the Deadliest Catch and fishing in Alaska. We saw bald eagles, crabs and a really cool octopus. The seats are comfortable. I strongly recommend this tour. It was a really fun day and everyone in our group enjoyed the tour.

Thank Susie F
Warren, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The guys who conduct the tour are real crab boat captains - not actors. So you should expect to see seasoned captains - regular guys, not actors - telling real stories. Plus they are all very personable and made us feel welcomed. If you like the Deadliest Catch show then this is a must do experience for any trip to... More 

Thank Michael H
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had to book excursions for the activity level of an 18 year old boy through an elderly, not-so-mobile senior. What on earth could I possibly book that would be entertaining, fun and safe for everyone? Nothing that I could possibly imagine. Even when I booked the Fishermen's tour -I had little faith that EVERYONE would have a great time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had an amazing time on this excurssion! I booked it because my husband is a fan of Deadliest Catch, but, I think I enjoyed it as much as he did! We seen and got to hold and touch many different type of sea creatures! The guys were a hoot and fun to be with!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a great morning on this tour as I loved watching the TV show. Lots of good stadium seating affording good views of guys telling lots of tales, explaining how things work and showing everyone the sea creatures. Everyone was encouraged to interact by holding crabs etc We stopped off to watch bald eagles close up which was just... More 

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