A woman holds a crab, with a little help, on the Deadliest Catch Crab Fisherman's Tour. Brave passengers on this favorite Alaskan Cruise excursion can take pictures with the daily catch.
Posted Dec 04, 2015
Deadliest Catch captured the adventurous, brave spirit of Alaska. Now you can get a taste for what it's like to be a crew member aboard the Aleutian Ballad on your next Alaskan cruise with Princess Cruises' Deadliest Catch Crab Fishermen's Tour.
If you're a fan of Deadliest Catch, you probably know that the life of a crab fisherman is not easy. Not only are they responsible for providing their own gear and paying for their own commercial fishing licenses, but they're sometimes also asked to chip in for things like food, fuel, and bait. This, of course, is not to mention the harrowing conditions you've witnessed on the show. Fortunately, you can experience the best of the adventure with none of the hassle. You'll witness first-hand the excitement of hauling up a full pot aboard a real crab fishing boat, and kick back on a relaxing boat ride across a serene body of water. All you have to do is sit and enjoy the ride.
Your adventure begins in the fishing town of Ketchikan, which features unforgettable natural scenery and plenty of history. Climb aboard the infamous crab fishing vessel and settle into your seat on the heated lower deck — or climb up to the open-air top deck to do some sightseeing. Wherever you sit, make sure you have a good view when the crew hauls up the 700-pound pots full of monstrous Alaskan King crabs. If you're feeling really brave, you can cozy up to one of these bad dudes (fishermen only keep the adult male crabs; they throw the "women and children" back) and pose for a photo to show off to the folks back home.
This is the official Discovery tour, and there's plenty more adventure and education in store. Princess Cruises has partnered with Discovery Communications to present fun activities for all ages based on your favorite shows with Discovery at Sea. Come home from your cruise refreshed by new knowledge and experiences.
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