Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour, Ketchikan

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Movie / TV Tour · Photography Tour
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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  • I really dreaded this but was very pleasantly surprised. We learned so much. Fun for all ages. Dress for wet cold weather. We were able to get very close pictures of eagles. The captain throws...  more »
  • I am a fan of the TV show Deadliest Catch so I could wait to do this excursion on our Alaska Cruise. Was I disappointed? NO WAY. We set out on the ship with a very experienced staff who told us...  more »
  • This tour was phenomenal! The crew were outstanding. Highly recommend it!

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