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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour
Voted The Best Alaska Tour
Located in Ketchikan, Alaska
The Aleutian Ballad is docked on the same pier as the cruise ships! Additional transportation is not required. It is a short, easy walk to get to our vessel from any cruise ship gangway or from any downtown Ketchikan hotel.
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It has become legendary — The Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award winning television series, Deadliest Catch. And on season two of that program, viewers watched in amazement as a crab boat was hit by a massive rogue wave, rolling it onto its side during a treacherous storm. That boat was the Fishing Vessel Aleutian Ballad, and today you have the opportunity to step on board and into the amazing world of Alaskan crab fishing.
The ship has a fascinating and colorful history as a commercial crab fishing boat. When you step on deck for the tour, you may just find yourself sailing with several captains and crew members you know from the television series. A few noticeable differences are apparent; comfortable protected seating for guests and a “live tank” where you can enjoy an up close view of the days catch.
If you’re a fan of the television series, or you just want to experience something that is truly and authentically “Alaskan”, you don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There is no other tour like it in the world. This unique experience, combined with world class customer service has resulted in one of the top rated excursions in the world today.
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While this is an authentic Bering Sea crab fishing boat that has battled many ocean storms – this will not be a concern for you. We sail on the calm and protected waters of the inside passage, close to shore and safely away from open waters. We have also taken extra care to make our boat as safe, comfortable and as enjoyable as possible including the installation of ADA bathrooms, heaters in the seating area and a quaint onboard shop.