Alaska King Crab Haul!

seapeachPublished: March 13, 2018Updated: March 17, 20183,004 views
Published: March 13, 2018Updated: March 17, 2018

Sea (food) lovers know there are few things in life as exciting, and mouth-watering, as hauling up a crab pot filled with giant Alaskan King Crab so an excursion on a crab fishermen’s boat will definitely not disappoint! While on an Alaska cruise, guests who booked a shore excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska to experience what it's like to go on a crab fishing tour were treated to a funny, yet educational tour aboard the 'Aleutian Ballad'. Watch as the crew explains the visual difference between a male King Crab and a female King Crab as passengers were treated to a visual feast! The Aleutian Ballad was a former commercial fishing boat, and was featured in Season 2 of the Emmy Award-winning TV series, ‘Deadliest Catch’ on Discovery Channel. These days, Aleutian Ballad no longer fish commercially. Instead, she has been retrofitted for tours, and sails the waters around Ketchikan, Alaska to delight and thrill visiting guests to some of the best scenery Mother Nature has to offer, and to demonstrate the life of Alaska king crab fishermen. The waters around Ketchikan is under native jurisdiction and therefore, the policy is strictly ‘catch and release’. The crew hauls the crab pots for ‘show and tell’, before releasing all sea catch back into the waters. Quite often, a Giant Pacific Octopus will make an appearance in one of the barrels, which makes for quite an entertaining show, especially for the crew! This is a highly entertaining, yet educational tour, and the crew encourages guests to take pictures, ask questions, and touch the crabs, prawns and other sea life, with exception of the Alaska King Crab, due to safety reasons. This tour is definitely a highlight of Alaska, and highly recommended for visitors to Ketchikan.

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    cdngreenwaterdiver · 38 weeks ago

    if we ever go to Alaska, this would be an interesting excursion i would say. Those crabbers are a crazy bunch

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    seapeach · 38 weeks ago

    I loved it! I would do this tour again if I’m ever back in Ketchikan. Highly recommended!