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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

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Address: Berth #3 Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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+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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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour
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Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour from Ketchikan

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We were the last and only cruise ship in Ketchikan, so only about 20 people on the boat. Crew made the whole thing fun. Great for adults and kids.

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Naples, FL
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Naples, FL
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were the last and only cruise ship in Ketchikan, so only about 20 people on the boat. Crew made the whole thing fun. Great for adults and kids.

Thank joanandjimm
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My family and I went on the Bering Sea crab fishermen's tour in Ketchikan this summer and had a wonderful time! The hosts of the tour were very welcoming, fun, and had many captivating stories about the area and fishing in the Bering Sea. Small snacks and beverages were provided during the tour. It seems silly to mention, but, as... More 

2 Thank Lauren S
Harrison Township, Michigan
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had a great time on this tour, it was very informative and all the tour guides were all spectacular.

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Thank Kyle H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

1 Thank Travelqueen28214
Little Rock, Arkansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 Alegnat777
Pacific, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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