Deadliest Catch Crab Fishermen's Tour

KTN-610 | Ketchikan, Alaska | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 5 |

from $199.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Scenic Cruise
  • Wildlife Search
You will see:

Easy Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.25 hours

Tour Overview

Experience the thrills of Bering Sea without leaving the calm, sheltered waters of the Inside Passage. This eventful 3-hour cruise aboard the Aleutian Ballad is the ideal Alaska adventure for the whole family.

Imagine being aboard a real Bering Sea crab fishing boat from the award-winning TV series "Deadliest Catch" on a relaxing jaunt off the coast of Ketchikan. Discover breathtaking places where the fishing is extreme, the marine life is mind-boggling, and the out-of-this-world scenery stirs your imagination. Take it all in from your seat in the heated, sheltered stadium-style lower deck or from your favorite spot out on the open-air top deck. You'll see amazing sea creatures and get hands-on experience while interacting with crabs, prawns, octopus and more: all designed to bring the world of the commercial fisherman to life. Watch in awe as the crew hauls up 700 lb. crab pots laden with Alaska King crabs. Get a spine-tingling glimpse of the crab fisherman's craft as a variety of crabs are pulled out of the crab pot and placed in an on-deck aquarium for up close viewing. If you are willing, you can try your hand at holding one yourself for the perfect photo to share when you get home. The crew will also pull up barrel pots in hopes of catching octopus and wolf eels and reel in long lines hung with colorful rock fish and more. One-by-one, each creature will be revealed, reviewed and offered up to adventurous guests for up close encounters. Your time on board will be filled with family fun and interlaced with action-packed stories about life on the sea. A stop near Annette Island may offer sightings of bald eagles, seals, sea lions, whales, and native Alaska fishermen at work.

Arriving back at the dock, you'll cap off your tour with the short walk back to the ship, brimming with memories about the Aleutian Ballad and her crew.

This excursion was chosen last season by Princess passengers for overall tour quality and outstanding customer service and awarded Shore Excursion of the Season in Ketchikan.

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Detailed itinerary

Walk to vessel, introduction & overview

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Walking
Walking distance (yards):1000

Cruise to fishing grounds

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):120
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Long line fishing demonstration - halibut, rock fish, shark, etc possible

Details:
Transport type:Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):120
Time at site:00:15
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Wildlife viewing - eagles, whales, sea lions, seals, etc possible

Details:
Transport type:Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):120
Time at site:00:30
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

King & Dungeness crab demonstration - haul 700 lb. crab pot onboard

Details:
Transport type:Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):120
Time at site:00:30
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Barrel pot demonstration - octopus, wolf eel possible

Details:
Transport type:Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):120
Time at site:00:30
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Cruise back to dock & hear crew stories of fishing in the Bering Sea

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):120
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Minimum age is 5. Guests make a short walk to/from the cruise ship pier to the vessel.

Provided: Rain poncho

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

5 to 12 years only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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