Ketchikan Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour Excursion Reviews

Board a real life crab-fishing vessel in Ketchikan. Popularized by the television show Deadliest Catch, fishing for king crab is notorious for being one of the world's most dangerous professions.
This was an awesome experience especially since we are 'Deadliest Catch' fans.
Sail Date: July 2019
This was an awesome experience especially since we are 'Deadliest Catch' fans. The crew were a constant entertainment and everything that they showed us was very informative, we loved the constant stories that they shared with ... Read More
This was an awesome experience especially since we are 'Deadliest Catch' fans. The crew were a constant entertainment and everything that they showed us was very informative, we loved the constant stories that they shared with us, the glimpses of local life and life aboard was fascinating and they even kept us warm with heaters above us. This is a must do excursion in my mind. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very poor value for contrived experience.
Sail Date: June 2019
Very poor value for contrived experience.
Very poor value for contrived experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Unbelievable!
Sail Date: June 2019
Unbelievable! Dont miss this. The crew and captain are knowledgeable and entertaining. The highlight was when they surprised us by feeding dozens of eagles. Wed do this again and again. Book directly if you want to save about $60 per ... Read More
Unbelievable! Dont miss this. The crew and captain are knowledgeable and entertaining. The highlight was when they surprised us by feeding dozens of eagles. Wed do this again and again. Book directly if you want to save about $60 per person over the cruise line price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They told good stories, we saw a couple of whales, and hundreds of Eagles but the crabbing part was ...
Sail Date: June 2019
They told good stories, we saw a couple of whales, and hundreds of Eagles but the crabbing part was a disappointment.
They told good stories, we saw a couple of whales, and hundreds of Eagles but the crabbing part was a disappointment. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was okay - it is guys telling stories about working on a crab boat and the boat takes you out ...
Sail Date: June 2019
This was okay - it is guys telling stories about working on a crab boat and the boat takes you out into the waters and has some baskets it pulls up. They let you hold crabs if you want - best part was they have a bunch of eagles that they ... Read More
This was okay - it is guys telling stories about working on a crab boat and the boat takes you out into the waters and has some baskets it pulls up. They let you hold crabs if you want - best part was they have a bunch of eagles that they chum the water for... it puts on a great show! They did say that since they have been doing it for every trip - the eagles now know what is going to happen when the blue boat shows up! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Try to book independently, however still do it through the cruise if you have too...not a tourist ...
Sail Date: June 2019
Try to book independently, however still do it through the cruise if you have too...not a tourist trap.
Try to book independently, however still do it through the cruise if you have too...not a tourist trap. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I would highly recommend this tour - there is a nice little surprise that awaits, and my biggest ...
Sail Date: May 2019
I would highly recommend this tour - there is a nice little surprise that awaits, and my biggest tip is to bring your camera!
I would highly recommend this tour - there is a nice little surprise that awaits, and my biggest tip is to bring your camera! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Learned a lot about sea life and the boat.
Sail Date: May 2019
Learned a lot about sea life and the boat. Great staff, if people choose to hold to types of crab or a prawn they good and take a picture with the two men with a buoy from the boat. Wonderful experience when they feed the bald eagles ... Read More
Learned a lot about sea life and the boat. Great staff, if people choose to hold to types of crab or a prawn they good and take a picture with the two men with a buoy from the boat. Wonderful experience when they feed the bald eagles herring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great photo opportunities and great stories about life in the vast bearing sea.
Sail Date: May 2019
Great photo opportunities and great stories about life in the vast bearing sea.
Great photo opportunities and great stories about life in the vast bearing sea. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very informative and entertaining crew.
Sail Date: September 2018
Very informative and entertaining crew. We saw many bald eagles on this tour and learned a great deal about life on a fishing boat.
Very informative and entertaining crew. We saw many bald eagles on this tour and learned a great deal about life on a fishing boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
the excursion on the Alaskan Ballad was amazing.
Sail Date: September 2018
the excursion on the Alaskan Ballad was amazing. we saw eagles and learned a great deal about crab fishing
the excursion on the Alaskan Ballad was amazing. we saw eagles and learned a great deal about crab fishing Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Deadliest Catch boat trip was the best excursion EVER.
Sail Date: September 2018
The Deadliest Catch boat trip was the best excursion EVER. Totally worth every penny. The people who lead the tour and explain the life of a Bering Sea fisherman were actually on a crab boat and can tell you first hand about the ... Read More
The Deadliest Catch boat trip was the best excursion EVER. Totally worth every penny. The people who lead the tour and explain the life of a Bering Sea fisherman were actually on a crab boat and can tell you first hand about the experience. They were excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour was a great excursion and so much fun.
Sail Date: September 2018
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour was a great excursion and so much fun. The water was calm spent time seeing the beautiful landscape and see what it was like on the Bering Sea from two men that worked on the Sea. Very funny commentary ... Read More
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour was a great excursion and so much fun. The water was calm spent time seeing the beautiful landscape and see what it was like on the Bering Sea from two men that worked on the Sea. Very funny commentary and very educational. Saw lots of bald eagles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not to be missed if you're a Deadliest Catch fan...or even if you're not.
Sail Date: August 2018
Not to be missed if you're a Deadliest Catch fan...or even if you're not. The Aleutian Ballad was featured on the first few seasons of Deadliest Catch and the crew showed off all the fishing capabilities of the vessel. As a ... Read More
Not to be missed if you're a Deadliest Catch fan...or even if you're not. The Aleutian Ballad was featured on the first few seasons of Deadliest Catch and the crew showed off all the fishing capabilities of the vessel. As a bonus, Time Bandit was in pot while we were there and Captain Terry got us up close and personal with the Hillstrand family's boat. You can save a few bucks by booking online directly with the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman Tour company if you'd like...you won't miss your ship's sailing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Booked independently because the cruiseline was charging too much.
Sail Date: August 2018
Booked independently because the cruiseline was charging too much. The three hour excursion was WONDERFUL! Only problem was the short stay in Ketchikan. No time for shopping after the tour.
Booked independently because the cruiseline was charging too much. The three hour excursion was WONDERFUL! Only problem was the short stay in Ketchikan. No time for shopping after the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This excursion was taken on one of the boats seen on the show, The Deadliest Catch.
Sail Date: August 2018
This excursion was taken on one of the boats seen on the show, The Deadliest Catch. The men on the boat were real crab fishermen, who demonstrated how crab traps are dropped and retrieved. They shared stories of adventures on the Bering ... Read More
This excursion was taken on one of the boats seen on the show, The Deadliest Catch. The men on the boat were real crab fishermen, who demonstrated how crab traps are dropped and retrieved. They shared stories of adventures on the Bering Sea. This was very interesting, and a lot of fun. We even saw bald eagles diving for fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Packed with information and personal experiences of the crabmen.
Sail Date: July 2018
Packed with information and personal experiences of the crabmen. Get to touch and see closeup the crabs and sealife, in tank. Kids loved it. Bald eagles diving out of the trees and sky for frozen herring.
Packed with information and personal experiences of the crabmen. Get to touch and see closeup the crabs and sealife, in tank. Kids loved it. Bald eagles diving out of the trees and sky for frozen herring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loved it.
Sail Date: July 2018
Loved it. Pricy but everything is if your taking excursions. Get ready for the eagles!
Loved it. Pricy but everything is if your taking excursions. Get ready for the eagles! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The deadlist catch - great, fabulous, entertaining...hey, your with a bunch of sailors they make ...
Sail Date: June 2018
The deadlist catch - great, fabulous, entertaining...hey, your with a bunch of sailors they make life fun
The deadlist catch - great, fabulous, entertaining...hey, your with a bunch of sailors they make life fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were on the Allutian Ballad and it was the best excursion we took.
Sail Date: June 2018
We were on the Allutian Ballad and it was the best excursion we took. From seeing crabs, octopus, starfish, humpback whales, seals and eagles this was worth every cent. The eagles were the icing on the cake for us, we probably saw 100 ... Read More
We were on the Allutian Ballad and it was the best excursion we took. From seeing crabs, octopus, starfish, humpback whales, seals and eagles this was worth every cent. The eagles were the icing on the cake for us, we probably saw 100 eagles flying within feet of our boat. The crew was friendly, helpful and just downright nice. Great group and a great excursion. I would highly recommend this to everyone. Family friendly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great city and fantastic tour!
Sail Date: May 2018
Great city and fantastic tour! The guides were very kind and informative. The eagles were amazing.
Great city and fantastic tour! The guides were very kind and informative. The eagles were amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked through Viator because the exact same tour as the ship offered was $60 less than the ship ...
Sail Date: September 2017
We booked through Viator because the exact same tour as the ship offered was $60 less than the ship price. Loved this experience. Got to see king crabs, stone crabs, squids and bald eagles up close and personal. Highly recommend.
We booked through Viator because the exact same tour as the ship offered was $60 less than the ship price. Loved this experience. Got to see king crabs, stone crabs, squids and bald eagles up close and personal. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very good excursion.
Sail Date: August 2017
Very good excursion. Took the deadliest catch tour. Guides were informative and we got to see whales too.
Very good excursion. Took the deadliest catch tour. Guides were informative and we got to see whales too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fun, but very "touristy".
Sail Date: August 2017
Fun, but very "touristy". I expected it to be more realistic. The captain was great though and moved the boat closer to whales when we saw them breech, so that was really cool.
Fun, but very "touristy". I expected it to be more realistic. The captain was great though and moved the boat closer to whales when we saw them breech, so that was really cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The Bearing Sea Fisherman's Tour was fantastic!
Sail Date: August 2017
The Bearing Sea Fisherman's Tour was fantastic! I would highly recommend this tour for all age groups. They took us out on a fishing boat (from the 2nd season of the show) and showed us how they use the equipment, let us hold crabs, ... Read More
The Bearing Sea Fisherman's Tour was fantastic! I would highly recommend this tour for all age groups. They took us out on a fishing boat (from the 2nd season of the show) and showed us how they use the equipment, let us hold crabs, etc. I would do that tour again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line