You’re sure to leave this tour with a full belly and camera! You’ll receive 3-courses and a complimentary beverage.
“A day in the life” of Ketchikan’s fishermen and a delicious meal of fresh catches to top it off. If that sounds like a tour for you, then experience true Alaska on one of the tastiest tours Ketchikan offers. The Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast takes you on an exploration around the waters of Ketchikan, hauling up crab with expert fishermen, followed by an Alaskan crab feast at the historic and scenic George Inlet Lodge!
Please Note: This tour may run with either the crab feast or boat portion first.
What to expect and what not to expect with this Ketchikan shore excursion
Begin your Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast with a beautiful drive out to the historic George Inlet Lodge on the Southern tip of Revillagigedo Island. This will be the site of both your crab feast and your crab boat tour! Aboard your heated vessel, you will explore the shorelines of the Tongass National Forest, with stops along the way to view wildlife. This could include anything from eagles to marine life! And you’ll even have the opportunity to help pull up the crab pots full of delicious Dungeness crab, like a real Alaskan fisherman! The Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast is one of the best tours Ketchikan offers for a hands-on crab fishing experience.
Pick-up in short walking distance from your dock
4 hours in duration
All-you-can-eat Dungeness crab feast
Boat tour of the Inside Passage Waters by George Inlet Lodge
Once back at George Inlet Lodge, the Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast offers you the opportunity to enjoy the would-be fruits of your labor! All-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, fresh salad, roasted potatoes, blueberry cheesecake, and a complimentary beverage await. (And don’t worry, we have options for non-seafood eaters too). The friendly staff at the lodge will walk you through all you need to know about your crab legs, with demonstrations and entertainment throughout. And don’t forget to take a little time to wander the boardwalk and gift shop at the end to take in the spectacular views, this is scenic Ketchikan!
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Minimum Age: This excursion is suitable for all ages.
Accessibility: This tour is rated 'Easy' in regards to activity level. Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!
In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we will issue a refund. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure are non-refundable.
What to Wear: Alaskan weather can be variable so it's recommended to plan accordingly. Dress warmly and in layers, so that you can take off an extra layer when the sun is out or throw on an extra layer if it's a bit chilly. A rain jacket is always recommended.
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Child Rate: $119 (ages 3-12)
Infant Rate: Free (ages 2 and under)
+ 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:How long is this excursion, and is transportation included?
The total duration of this activity is about 4 hours from start to finish. The meeting location will be just next to the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, which is conveniently situated very close to the cruise docks. Of course, you'll receive detailed meeting instructions and planning information in a confirmation email upon booking.
Q:What should I wear and bring?
No special equipment is necessary for you to bring. Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day, and wear comfortable shoes. We recommended bringing a rain jacket, hat, and gloves for your comfort.
Q:What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?
Ketchikan is in the heart of a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days.
Q:What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund.
Q:What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Alternative menu items are available for guests allergic to seafood or with dietary restrictions and can be requested directly in the dining room. These menu items include cajun, grilled, or lemon peppered chicken for non-seafood eaters. Penne pasta or cheese ravioli with pesto sauce is available for vegetarians.