This Alaskan Crab Boat Tour Adventure Is Like None Other In The World
Have you ever watched The Discovery Channel’s
Deadliest Catch and wondered what it would be like to witness first hand the crew bringing up those pots full of Alaskan king crab? This crab fishing tour in Ketchikan, Alaska takes you on an adventure aboard a boat that was once part of the TV show fleet. Uncover the secrets of the water and the wildlife on this amazing three hour tour.
The Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour is conducted on the Aleutian Ballad, a vessel that made its appearance on the second season of legendary TV show, Deadliest Catch.
While this crab boat has battled many storms and enormous waves to bring home the catch, you won't be exposed to the elements or in the kind of danger that was shown on the show.
The Aleutian Ballad will sail on the calm interior waters closer to shore. The captain will not go out into the open ocean to ensure the crab fishing tour is a pleasant and safe excursion for everyone.
The tour begins when you board the Aleutian Ballad located at the Berth 3 - Tender Float in Ketchikan and will last for three hours.
Choose your seat in the heated and sheltered amphitheater or on the panoramic upper deck.
Although this was once a tough working fishing vessel, it has been equipped not only with seating, but bathrooms, a gift shop, and a live tank for viewing marine animals.
As the tour departs, you will meet the crew (some of whom you may have seen on TV) and learn the epic history of this fishing boat.
As you make your way toward the fishing ground, there is ample opportunity to view local wildlife. Eagles, seals, otters, bears and more have been spotted during past cruises.
Once you reach the boat's fishing grounds, you will have a great view of the crew hauling up the catch.
The boat's crew will show you different marine animals before releasing them back into the sea. Some of the animals will be placed into a live tank so you can get a closer look.
Of course you are going to want to see the crabs up close and personal. Don't be afraid to touch the crusty crustaceans.
The animals that are pulled in from the sea are absolutely spectacular. This crab fishing tour is much better than any aquarium.
Are you ready to jump aboard the Alleutian Ballad for an experience unlike any other? This is one adventure you will never forget.
To get a little taste of what the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour will be like, watch this short video clip by YouTube user, Hello2Day.
You can learn more about this crab fishing tour and purchase tickets
here. Is this an adventure that you would want to take? Who would you bring with you? Let us know in the comments section below.
For a different type of Alaskan adventure, try
kayaking through a glacier.
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