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Private Alaskan Crabbing With Dinner

Head to the Pacific Northwest for an exclusive hands-on experience catching Dungeness crab and more on this exciting fishing tour in Ketchikan.

Learn how to set and bait crab pots to catch Dungeness crab in a location with one of the highest catch returns compared to other Alaskan fishing tours when you book this private fishing adventure in Ketchikan. Your tour includes a local guide and fishing expert who will show you the ropes by teaching you how to set crab traps and catch tasty Dungeness crab and a premium meal that features your fresh catch.

Your tour of six people or less offers an intimate experience and covers the cost of a light-tackle rod and reel, your round trip transfer to and from your fishing location via a customer-designed private boat, and the option to fish for bottom species and salmon in scenic locations like Tongass National Forest and Misty Fjords. All you have to do is pay for your state fishing license on your own, making this a convenient trip for families, sea foodies, and anglers alike!

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the pier and making your way to the private downtown marina, where you'll get your proper fishing license and gear to begin your fishing adventure. Your guide will go over the safety rules, and then you'll depart the marina to the fishing grounds in Bostwick Bay a fisher's paradise that's home to thousands of Dungeness crab. While out at sea, your guide will teach you about setting up crab pots and baiting crab as you take in the breathtaking views of the Alaskan skyline, landscape, and wildlife sightings like river otters, herons, and Dall's porpoise.

After setting your crab pots and allowing them to soak, enjoy opting to fish for bottom species and salmon in places like Tongass National Forest and the Mystic Fjords National Monument, a landmark site known for its majestic sea cliffs that extend as high as 3,000 feet from the sea level. Thanks to the comfortable and safe 24-foot cruiser, you can count on enough space to hold your freshly caught crab, salmon, Pacific halibut, and bottom species fish. This boat is even equipped to explore beach crabs and tide pools, which is perfect for younger sea anglers. Wrap up your tour by heading back to pick up your crab pots and making your way to the wilderness campsite to indulge in your fresh catch prepared as a delectable five-star fish dish before returning to your pier.

From getting a first-hand crabbing experience in a location with the highest catch rate to dining on your catch of the day on a local campsite, this excursion offers much for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to see and do. Book this bucket-list tour now and get ready to enjoy a lifetime experience right in Ketchikan, Alaska!

Please Note: All participants ages 16 and older are required by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to purchase a 1 day sport fishing license (not included, approximately $25 US). Licenses may be issued online on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website, or on location with the guide.

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Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Fresh caught fish, bouillabaisse, blueberry/rhubarb bread pudding.
Special Instructions
We recommend dressing in layers (relevant to the day's forecast) and wearing comfortable clothing. Tour operates all weather conditions. Bring extra rain gear. Participants will be provided all-weather gear and boots.
This tour can accommodate a folding wheelchair, provided that guests are able to walk up the beach where the meal will be served. The maximum weight that can be accommodated is 300 pounds per person. All participants ages 16 and older are required by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to purchase a 1 day sport fishing license (not included, approximately $25 US). Licenses may be issued online on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website, or on location with the guide.
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About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

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We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

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Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.