Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour Aboard The Aleutian Ballad
Tour Participation Requirements
Answer the call of the ocean onboard The Aleutian Ballad on this journey through the calm waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Don’t worry. You won’t need sea legs for this journey as the sheltered waters in these parts allow for a relaxing and smooth ride. The experienced crews provide for an authentic and entertaining experience and are more than happy to share stories from the Bering Sea while they prepare to bring in the crab pots.
This well known crabbing boat has been refitted to comfortably accommodate guests on this unique experience. The itinerary follows the shore making it easier to spot the many inhabitants of the Ketchikan wilderness. Don’t forget to look up as eagles are known to soar overhead as you cruise along, the crew are great at pointing things out as well so keep your eyes and ears open.
King Crab certainty live up to their name in these parts and at their largest can span up to 6 feet! As the pots are hauled in you will get to see all the rigging, tugging and pulling involved in bringing the catch onboard. The catch varies (but will always include varieties of crab) as well as rockfish, cod, octopus, prawns, halibut, and more.
If you want to learn about the abundant waters of Alaska, enjoy sightseeing and watch real fishermen show you how it’s done then hop aboard The Aleutian Ballad!
Stories of the sea
The Inuit tribe believed that other worlds existed beneath the Bering Sea. The Angakoks or shamans that lived under the sea were said to use their powers to journey into people’s dreams and provide experiences that only existed in the afterlife. The most popular Inuit legend tells the story of a young girl who was cast into the ocean and became known as the sea goddess Sedna, supplier of all ocean life for the Inuit hunters. Gives your cruise a whole other perspective, doesn’t it?!
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.