Gone Crabbin’: An In-Depth Tour of Alaska’s Bering Sea

Octopus and kiwi fishing excursion

Fans of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” will no doubt be excited to learn of our new Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour for Alaska travelers. The adventure allows you to experience what life must be like for the crew aboard the infamous Aleutian Ballad, a commercial fishing boat that was featured on Season 2 of “Deadliest Catch.”

While on board, you’ll learn about the commercial fishermen’s unique adventures and watch the seasoned pros bait and retrieve crab “pots.” With any luck, you’ll be able to spot some other wildlife—including octopus, starfish, and eagles—while traveling through the Inside Passage; but if not, no worries—the fishermen’s catch will be displayed for all to see in an on-deck aquarium post “catch.”

One of the best parts of the shore excursion is the unique opportunity if offers to interact with the boat’s captain and crew. Seasoned veterans of the high seas all have fascinating stories to tell and are eager to teach landlubbers the ways of the Bering Sea. You’ll learn from their tales that the nail-bitingly dangerous moments you see on television are not exaggerated at all, and that there’s a reason why “crab fisherman” has frequently been named one of the deadliest jobs in the world.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera, some warm clothing, and a sturdy pair of boots, and prepare to be regaled with some wild fish tales and in-depth look at Alaska’s majestic marine life.


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