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Deadliest Catch Boats

Where are are the boats from Deadliest Catch moored when they are not fishing? Historically, are they in town in March?

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Can't answer your question about when they are in port, but having spent some time at sea in the Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutians I would want to be warming my toes in Seattle in March.

The largest concentration of fishing boats is at the Salmon Bay Terminal at the south end of the Ballard Bridge.

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WOW I hadn't thought about looking for these boats when we visit in April. Now another thing on my itinerary.

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Some of the vessels should be in Seattle during the Spring and through the Summer. They are typically found at Fishermen's Terminal -- on the Magnolia side of the ship canal. I seem to remember there used to be tours of the Sea Star - one of the chase vessels.

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Some of the vessels like the Northwestern and Wizard will come back through the locks after Opies are complete, usually around March. Other vessels like the Rollo and North American from earlier seasons of DC are around Fisherman's Terminal as well. Many times the boats are also around Pacific Shipyard getting over hauled. The Sea Star was sold and I don't believe they're conducting tours or even moored at Fisherman's Terminal any longer. Nonetheless, Fisherman's Terminal is s great place to visit. The Fisherman's Memorial is there with plaques for Phil and the Hansen' s father.

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Looks like this may be too late for the OP but I just noticed that the Northwestern is in the Pacific Fisherman's dry dock in Ballard right now.

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Ohhh we are arriving in Seattle on 17th April.....so fingers crossed it is still there then. Visiting the Ballard is on our "must do" list.

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Augh! I would have loved to see it! We did see the Rollo and it was so cool to see the pot launcher, block, and bailer in person.

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We saw the Time Bandit a few years ago in Homer ALaska. IT WAS larger than life. With a Hot Tub on board. Amazing.

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Any of the boats in Seattle right now? Arriving this weekend.

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I saw something last week on the MyBallard blog about a kayaking tour (Ballard Kayak Expeditions) described as follows:

Ballard Kayak’s Bridges, Boats, and the Ballard Locks Tour leaving from Golden Gardens Beach (8498 Seaview Pl NW) at 12:30 p.m. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you along scenic Shilshole bay, through the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and along the fishing boats, mega yachts, and famous Deadliest Catch boats in the ship canal. The tour will end at Ballard’s public dock where a vehicle will be waiting to escort you back to Golden Gardens Beach ...

http://ballardkayak.com/tours.html

I can't endorse the tour because I haven't taken it and don't know anything about it. However it seems to suggest that at least some of the boats may be in the ship canal presently. The same tour company's facebook page posted a photo of the Wizard on June 12th seemingly taken June 10th. https://www.facebook.com/BallardKayak

I noted from Capt. Keith Colburn's FB page (The Wizard) that he is on a tour selling crab at supermarkets ... looks like he is in Texas presently. https://www.facebook.com/CaptainKeithColburn So I would guess the boat will be here for a bit.

On June 8th the Ballard HS Maritime Academy was having a fundraising dinner and Sig Hansen (the Northwestern) was speaking. His facebook page shows a picture from June 3rd of him in Seattle. However Matt Bradley, from the Northwestern, posted on the 9th that they were leaving Seattle en route to salmon season in Alaska. https://www.facebook.com/mattbradleyonnw…

This website shows a bunch of vessels heading out for Alaska fishing and pics from June.

boatingpugetsound.com/commercial-deadliest-c…

I'll see if I can find out additional information.