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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

1,742 reviews
About Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour
This tour is also known as "Deadliest Catch Crab Fishermen's Tour". You can 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! Age limit for this tour is 5 years old due to maritime regulations.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent excursion, not just for fans of Deadliest Catch but for anyone. The crew was fantastic- all veterans of the fishing industry. Very informative, scenic and entertaining. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SDBoody
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was AWESOME! Lots of fun for adults and kids! Very educational too. So if you're in Ketchikan, DO IT! Make sure to bring along a warm jacket, it can get cold on the water.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jasonmQ9692YF
Reviewed 27 December 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. We were in town with our cruise ship and we have been a fan of the Deadliest Catch show, so we had to experience this ship. Interesting stories from the crew-members and captain. Opportunity to see local fish and tons...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuart71
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The crew and the 2 Captains were very helpful and entertaining. The ship is setup well for viewing and comfortable. and the feeding of the eagles was spectacular.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We loved this excursion! It was SO interesting hearing how they bring in their big catches with samples of the different types of fish/crabs that they are after. We saw lots of eagles too! The boat is set up like a mini stage that is...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was a thoroughly nautical adventure. I held a crab. It was scary, but in a good way. The fishermen told stories about almost dying on the boat. Seems like a dangerous line of work. But the boat tour was super safe. They stopped by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The crew was great and very informative. Enjoying seeing how the ship operated and enjoying the bald eagles. Good sights. Lot of fun and definitely worth it!

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dlrconsulting13
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My husband and I got hooked on the show “Deadliest Catch”, so we decided to do this excursion. We loved every minute of it! My husband, as of 2 months ago, is wheelchair bound. They couldn’t have been nicer to him and made sure he...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katy04
Reviewed 6 October 2018

My wife and I recently joined the staff of the Aleutian Ballad for an entertaining couple of hours. Not only did we hear their stories of fishing on the Bering Sea, but also witnessed the process of pulling up the crab pots. One of the...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jack W
Reviewed 4 October 2018

First, it’s very cool to ride on the Aleutian Ballad from the Deadliest Catch. The staff were very knowledgeable and entertaining. The presentations are informative and interactive; you get to hold different types of crabs. One of our favorite parts was feeding the birds and...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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bluewater429
14 October 2018|
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Response from Shauna L | Property representative |
We welcome many foreign visitors on our tour as well as guests who are hearing impaired. We are as mindful as possible in these situations and do our best to demonstrate more closely the fishing methods for those guests who... More
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17 June 2018|
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Response from Shauna L | Property representative |
No coupons - but purchasing through the tour rather than the ship is less expensive in most cases.
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Staci S
17 January 2018|
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Response from Judie447 | Reviewed this property |
They do not kill any fish on this trip. They do pull the pots but everything is thrown back in the water. They do have fish cut up to feed the eagles. But it’s cut up already and you don’t see it.
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