Local Connections: Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour Created with Captain David Lethin

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:

Accessibility for people with disabilities 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 cruise, created by boat owner and Alaska fisherman David Lethin, aboard the Aleutian Ballad is the ideal Alaska adventure for the whole family. After years of back-breaking work in the commercial crab fisheries, Captain Lethin converted his famous boat so he could share the bounty of the ocean and stories of life at sea.

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.

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Detailed itinerary

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.

This tour can accommodate manual and electric wheelchairs; however they must be able to transit the 31 inch wide gangway to embark the tour vessel. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs. Ketchikan is sometimes a tender port. Please be sure to read the "Accessible Cruising" information on the home page of Princess.com.

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:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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