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Where can you experience the king crab fishing tour

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1. Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour – Alaska

It has become legendary. The Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award winning television series, Deadliest Catch. And on season two of that program, viewers watched in amazement as a crab boat was hit by a massive rogue wave, rolling it onto its side during a treacherous storm. That boat was the Fishing Vessel Aleutian Ballad, and today you have the opportunity to step onboard and into the amazing world of Alaskan crab fishing

The tour information

  • Tour Includes: Complimentary Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate and large comfy waterproof jackets
  • Tour Duration: 3 Hours
  • Adult Price: (13 years of age and older) $199
  • Child Price: (5-12 years of age)  $120

2. King crab safari in Kirkenes – Norway

Namely, the Red King Crab, which was introduced to the area in the 1960’s by Soviet sailors and now provides a nice livelihood for fishermen, and a treat for locals and visitors, alike. Visitors to Sapporo, Japan and Kamchatka will be familiar with this crab – it is the one and the same.

King Crab Winter Safari

During the winter, you can join an ice-fishing safari, which involves a snowmobile ride across a frozen fjord, breaking through the sea ice with an auger, and hauling up the traps holding the day’s catch. Once you have enough, you head back to a warm hut and eat these incredible creatures – simply prepared with lemon and seasoning

The tour information

  • Tour Includes: Professional guide/fisherman, Warm clothing/shoes, BIG and fresh king crab meat
  • Tour Duration: 3 Hours
  • Adult Price: (13 years of age and older) $208
  • Child Price: (7-12 years of age)  $104

King Crab Summer Safari

In summer, the journey is by RIB boat out onto the fjords and then the crabs are caught in cages which you help haul out from the depths. These crabs can have a leg-span of up to 1.8 meters and there is actually quite a bit of work involved in harvesting these crabs – plus a bit more at the eating stage as you try to crack & cut the massive legs open!

The tour information

  • Tour Includes: Professional guide/fisherman, Warm clothing/shoes, BIG and fresh king crab meat
  • Tour Duration: 3 Hours
  • Adult Price: (13 years of age and older) $84
  • Child Price: (7-12 years of age)  $92

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