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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

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Address: Berth #3 Tender Float, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: +1 888-239-3816
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour from Ketchikan
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Daring Life of a Bering Sea Fisherman Described

A once in a lifetime opportunity to observe bald eagles (30+) diving for fish thrown from the boat- exhilarating! This three hour excursion consisted of demonstrations of fishing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

A once in a lifetime opportunity to observe bald eagles (30+) diving for fish thrown from the boat- exhilarating! This three hour excursion consisted of demonstrations of fishing methods of the Bering Sea, examples of sea life (king crab, octopus, a variety of fish, and other sea life- this time a starfish), stories of dangerous fishing experiences of the crew,... More 

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Southport, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This was the best 3 hours I spent in Alaska. The only reason I gave it 5 stars was I couldn't give it 6 The crew and Captains (3 on board) were great very hands on and to see over 50 Bald Eagles in on place was unreal. If you want to have a great time in Ketchikan sign up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Did this excursion today for the second time. Went in July 2009. I must say this is still the best excursion we have ever been on. This is our 27th cruise and still I'd rate it the #1 tour we have ever done all over the world. Yes, the crew are not actors they are the REAL thing, they are... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had originally planned this Alaskan tour in 2009. We had to cancel at the last minute due to health issues. My wife passed away in 2014, and I planned to go on this trip to honor her memory. I spoke to the Captain as I was departing, telling him that this was the excursion that my... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind words. It meant a lot to us that you shared that memory with us. Hope we see you back in Alaska soon! The crew of the Aleutian Ballad More 

Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Loved your whole show very informative you really put a lot of work into making the trip really worth taking

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Clearfield, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I recently took this tour on my alaskan cruise. It was awesome!!!! The scenery and wildlife was breath taking and the crew was great!!!! I saw things I will never forget. Well worth it!!! Thanks

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American Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Amazing, super fun, engaging, interactive, breathtaking...best tour of our trip! Loved everything and the crew were very attentive and fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I am an avid fan of "Deadliest Catch." Can reality match my hopes for this excursion? Simply put. Yes. So many added features by knowledgeable seaman. From the actual catching sea life in pots to viewing so many bald eagles in one place to hearing stories of the Bering Sea. We held live King Crabs. We saw the best of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My husband is a huge deadliest catch fan, so I booked this tour as one of our port stops on an alaskan cruise. What can I say, it is one of the top excursions we have been on in the past 16 years of cruusing!! The owner, his wife and all of the crew made it a truly amazing day.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

this was our second cruise to Alaska, and this trip was even better than Mendenhall Glacier by helicopter! Don't need to be a fan of the show, it's so entertaining and feel-good! The crew is the BEST! Lots to see, more to learn. Like eagles? This is it! Thanks Derrick and Andy and everyone for a wonderful time!! Definitely worth... More 

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