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Ketchikan Wilderness Tour & Crab Feast Excursion Reviews

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This is a perfect option for fans of TV’s “Deadliest Catch” -- get your hands wet pulling up crab pots from waters surrounding Ketchikan’s coastline followed by a fresh Dungeness Crab feast!

tasdiwine

1 review

we took a float plane to the crabfest,loved it,private all you can eat crab fest


Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

peter grant

6 reviews

A scenic boat tour to a local bay, where a crab pot was lifted for a photo op, followed by a crab lunch at a nearby lodge. Pleasant enough, but not worth half what we paid.


Provider: Holland America Line

culvercitycruiser

1 review

We got up early and were off of the boat by 7:30am. We walked around without a lot of people. It was very foggy and the ship's fog horn blew most of the night. It did clear up nicely for the rest of the day, full sun. We walked up to Creek Street, saw lots of swimming and dead salmon. I purchased a heavy coat at Tongass Trading Company for $20. Worked great in Tracy Arm and Juneau where is rained and was very cold. We booked the Wilderness Exploration Cruise & Crab Feast. We boarded a bus and went south for about 15 minutes to the George Inlet Lodge. There we got on a boat and toured the inlet and stopped to pull up two crab pots. They show to how to hold and sex crabs. We saw an eagle and eagle nest. After about 1 hour of boat tour we went back to the Lodge and had an all you can eat crab lunch. They teach you how to eat the crab legs etc. This was good for the non-crab eaters, but we were professionals. We felt like we eat a stick of butter by the end. Good thing we were walking and going to the gym. The bus took us back to the ship.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Catlady63

1 review

Beautiful scenery and fresh crab - what else could anyone want?


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Kmbankie

1 review

GREAT. Would do again. Lee really loved the tour and crab feast.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

justretiredlovinit

1 review

The float plane ride was exillarating and the views were awesome.
The crab dinner at George Inlet Lodge was exceptional....all you could eat Dungeness crab along with apetizers and salad and you never were allowed to see the bottom of your beer or wine glass. Their blueberry cheesecake is one of the best I have ever tasted (and that was after 2 pieces).


Provider: Princess Cruises

brimmp

1 review

Boat tour of the George Inlet waterway and the Dungeness crab estuary. Back to the lodge for all you can eat Dungeness crabs. Awesome tour!


Provider: Princess Cruises

dave n

1 review

Nice ride looking at the scenery. They pulled up a couple crab pots to let us all see what it was like. Back at the lodge the crab feast was fantastic. Plenty of great tasting crab followed by cheesecake.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

marci4tony

1 review

Excellent - Spendy but worth it!


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

lilmsmuffet

1 review

This tour gets a 5+ for the crabs..They were so good..dipped in warm butter..It just poured down rain here so the wilderness tour was a wet one but hey we in Alaska can't let a little rain get in the way..It was still a nice boat ride and warm..A couple guys pulled crab pots and we learned a few things about them we did not know..We saw the Libbey Cannery and a very wet eagles nest..so they said..I just have to add while I am thinking about it..There are 79 steps from the top where the bus drops you down to the boats..They have a little landing about every 10 steps where you can catch your breath and believe me..AFTER eating the crabs these will come in handy..lol..It's an all you can eat lunch and the crew working are not shy about keeping your plate full..We really,really loved the crab..They have a cute little gift shop too where you can buy a shirt that says"I caught crabs at George Inlet Lodge" Ketchikan Alaska"..of course I had to have one..For dessert you get a big slice of blueberry cheesecake..then you get to climb the 79 steps to the top..Good Luck..

Provider: Princess Cruises

RetiredNTraveling

3 reviews

It was very enjoyable and the Dungeness Crab Feast was spectacular. Highly Recommended!

Provider: Princess Cruises

Peng You

1 review

Actually, the excursion was listed as flightseeing and crab feast, with a 25-minute flight. The actual trip was transportation by van to a plave out of town for a delicious crab feast and an 18-minute flight back to Ketchikan. When four of us arrived at the van for the return trip to the ship, the other group, which had left the restaurant after us were already in the van and had been waiting, so had a considerably shorter flight.

Provider: Independent Operator

ashjt

1 review

Loved it! Scenery was spectacular and the crab fantastic

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

texastraveler28

1 review

This was a fun tour, we just thought it was a bit pricey for what we did. The company had a brand new nice enclosed boat with large windows. We were able to see some bald eagles along the route to the crab pots. We got to hold the crabs from the crab pots that the tour guide pulled out of the water. The best part of the excursion was the crab feast. It was the best crab I have ever had. The blueberry cheesecake was pretty great too. We also went shopping for a little while and were shocked with how cheap some of the items were. We stocked up on fleeces for $15-20 dollars and t-shirts for $12-15 dollars. If you want a fleece or jacket while in Alaska, this is the port to get it in.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

mrell345

1 review

Great tour and the Dungeness crab was delicious. We had a lot of fun.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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