3 Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Board a Fishing Vessel
From Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’
Eagle and seal sightings common
A #1 TripAdvisor Tour
Book early to guarantee spaces
Ranked #1 out of 88 tours in Ketchikan on TripAdvisor, the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s tour receives a host of glowing reviews from visitors who have boarded the famous fishing vessel Aleutian Ballad for this exciting Deadliest Catch tour. Yes, the Aleutian Ballad and its hardy crew have been featured on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch documentary show! Unlike the crew, however, you won’t be experiencing the wild weather and rough seas of the open ocean that make for jaw-dropping television viewing: During the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s tour, the boat stays within the calm and protected waters of the Inside Passage and cruises the bays and islands around Ketchikan. What you’ll experience is nail-biting excitement as the fishermen haul in their catch, the chance to spot amazing wildlife like eagles and whales, and the opportunity to hold a huge, live Alaskan king crab for a once-in-a-lifetime photo moment! During the hours on the water of your Deadliest Catch tour, you’ll also be regaled with colorful tales of the crew members’ daring and dangerous adventures on the high seas.
The Aleutian Ballad is docked within easy walking distance of the cruise docks and downtown Ketchikan hotels, and seating onboard the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s tour is in either a heated and sheltered amphitheater or a panoramic upper deck, with excellent views from either option. As you’re introduced to the Deadliest Catch tour crew, you may recognize some from their battles with the elements on television. The crew will keep their binoculars at the ready and alert you if they spot any wildlife each time the boat draws close to shore. Then, when the time comes to haul in a catch, it could include rockfish, stars, octopi, prawns, halibut, and, of course, giant crabs! The catch is placed in holding tanks onboard for you to view, feel, and touch before it’s released back into the water. This Bering Sea crab tour will be a highlight of your Alaskan adventure, so be sure to be early to book your place on this popular and exciting excursion.
Please Note: If you are cruising on Norwegian Cruise Lines, you will be docking at Ward Cove and will subsequently need more time between your cruise’s scheduled arrival & departure times and this tour. Please ensure you have at least 1 hour of buffer time to comfortably make this tour.
If you’re also heading to Skagway and are looking for another exciting coastal wildlife adventure, you might consider the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari.