Alaska is known for its seafood, and a visit to the 49th state might seem incomplete without some first-hand experience in such a major industry. For travelers to Ketchikan, there is an opportunity to learn all about one of the area's most popular delicacies available by taking a Ketchikan crab tour.
Ketchikan crabbing will be a perfect addition to your travel itinerary, as it combines several activities into one. These fun-filled outings provide vacationers with a guided boating adventure, sightseeing among scenic snow-capped mountains, views of wildlife including eagles, whales, and porpoises, and a fine dining experience all in one day.
Local tour companies provide various departure times and schedules for Ketchikan crabbing excursions, and they have a variety of amenities, interactive opportunities, and photo sessions while onboard the boat. For instance, part of the tour includes observing the crew at work using the various fishing gear while sorting salmon, prawns, crabs, octopuses, and eels into observation tanks where the sea creatures are available to be photographed.
Another option for tourists on a Ketchikan crab tour is to participate in the process themselves by putting on authentic fishing gear and helping to pull in the giant crab pots filled with Dungeness crabs. After returning to the dock, tours end with seafood samplings or crab fests complete with beer and wine. For visitors interested in fishing and wildlife, this is one of the best shore excursions to choose during an Alaska cruise.