Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3 Hours
Wildlife is everywhere in Alaska – from crabs to eagles, whales, octopus, sea lions, porpoise, wolf eels, sharks, and seals. And all are frequently spotted on the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Wildlife Cruise, so come aboard the Aleutian Ballad for the adventure of a lifetime. The Aleutian Ballad was made famous in Season Two of Discovery Channel's award-winning TV series Deadliest Catch, but there are no rough seas here.
You will set out in the calm, protected waters of Alaska's Inside Passage to witness firsthand the amazing way of life of commercial fishermen. The maritime predators of Alaska also live along this rocky shoreline – seals swim about and North American bald eagles dive-bomb the boat to catch fish. Marvel at the scenic beauty that surrounds you from the comfort of the heated and sheltered stadium-style seating lower deck or the open-air top deck.
Watch as the skilled crew haul and set long lines, barrel pots and huge 700-pound king crab pots to reveal the catch of the day. The amazing marine life is placed in an on-deck aquarium so everyone can get up close with these unique creatures of the sea. This fascinating, educational and interactive experience is perfect for all ages and is packed with stories and adventures shared by the men and women who risk their lives fishing the Bering Sea.
As you head back to port, enjoy a half-pound portion of the finest king crab, served picnic style.
Please note: This tour does NOT go out into the rough waters of the open ocean. It remains in the calm, protected waterways of the Inside Passage surrounding Ketchikan. Dress warmly in layers. Wear a hat or beanie; bring gloves and a scarf. Rain coats are provided if needed. Minimum age is 5 years. Suitable for guests using a wheelchair.