Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour, Ketchikan

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Bring your cameras and get ready for a once in a lifetime adventure as you cruise in the calm protected waters of Southeast, Alaska aboard the working boat, F/V Aleutian Ballad. Fans of the Discovery Channel program, The Deadliest Catch, may be familiar with this ship as it was rolled over in a rogue wave during season 2 of the program. It survived that night and has now been retrofitted to welcome guests in comfort and style.

On this 3 hour adventure you will see the crew pull up a variety of fishing gear and pots. Rockfish, cod, starfish, octopus, prawns, halibut and of course, a variety of crab will be brought aboard for guests to see and touch. The eagle viewing portion of the tour is breathtaking as eagles fly and feed within yards of the boat. The fishermen will share their tales of life at sea – the danger, the adventure and the fun. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail aboard a real Alaskan crabbing vessel and to experience what few ever have.

Since its inception in 2008, this tour has won “Tour of the Year” five years running. It is a top rated tour on all cruise lines and is one of the most lauded excursions on travel web sites. Customer service is a top priority with this company and guests will not be disappointed.

Be prepared with your cameras to capture amazing photos of the beautiful Alaskan wilderness and some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. No other tour offers this experience and for those looking to immerse themselves in the spirit of The Last Frontier, this is the tour for you.

This tour is appropriate for guests with limited mobility as well as wheelchair guests. Minimum age requirement is 5.
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  • The hubs and I both enjoyed this excursion so much! Captain David and crew Rob and Andy along with the greenhorns shared stories of their experiences at sea while demonstrating the equipment and... 
    The hubs and I both enjoyed this excursion so much! Captain David and crew Rob and Andy along with the greenhorns shared stories of their experiences at sea while demonstrating the equipment and...  more »
  • A chance encounter with Alaskan Dave put us (two crazy ladies) on the Aleutian Ballad and we had the best crabbing tour! It was informative and fun--the best 3 hour cruise! I would definitely... 
    A chance encounter with Alaskan Dave put us (two crazy ladies) on the Aleutian Ballad and we had the best crabbing tour! It was informative and fun--the best 3 hour cruise! I would definitely...  more »
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  • Let me first start by saying, my wife and I very well traveled. We've been all through Europe and the Carribean Islands. We've been swimming with dolphins and every excursion you can think of. This is HANDS DOWN one of the coolest tours we've ever done. The ship is setup perfectly where there isn't a bad seat on it. The tour itself is the perfect combination of education and hands on interactive photo opportunities and the crew is so accommodating. They hand out jackets, take pics, and even hand out snacks towards the end. You can feel the passion from every crew member on board. This was the highlight of our trip, if you're reading this and you're wondering if you should book this. STOP AND BOOK IT RIGHT NOW!
  • What a fabulous morning! This tour is a wonderful mix of story telling, education and wildlife. We loved hearing about the fishing/crabbing industry from those who know it first hand. The demonstrations were educational and fun. The personal stories are told with sincerity and seriousness and brought a tear to my eye at times. Certainly wasn't expecting that...I'd recommend this tour to everyone.

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