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Ketchikan Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast

This exciting tour will bring you right to the heart of Southeast Alaska and the lush Tongass National Forest. Feel what it is like to be a local Alaskan! You can volunteer to pull up the crab pots from the beautiful waters surrounding Revillagigedo Island, which overflow with crab, salmon, seals, and whales. Breathe in the fresh air and incredible scenery as your crew shares the history and exciting stories of the ocean.

Of course, you get to enjoy your hard work with a delicious side of fresh salad. Cheesecake with blueberry topping will round out this locally-inspired meal. This is truly an exciting gathering that has been called a "Rowdy good time!" You will be led through a panorama of local tall tales then demonstrate the easiest way to crack your crabs!

The remote rustic, yet elegant old cannery lodge where you will have your meal just adds to your dining experience. The lodge's cozy charm truly creates an enjoyable, relaxing experience that will be the highlight of your Alaskan journey.

Included: Steaming hot Dungeness Crab feast, including a starting salad and blueberry cheesecake dessert.

Please note: This tour is accessible for guests traveling in collapsible wheelchairs, walkers, and motorized scooters. Guests must be able to transfer 3-5 steps onto the motorcoach. This tour may run in reverse.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal.
  • A full meal of fresh Dungeness Crab, fresh salad, cheesecake covered in Alaskan blueberries, hot/cold beverages, beer, and wine
  • Crab Certificate (a unique memento of Alaskan adventure)


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces. Wheelchair assistance is available upon request.

Duration: 4 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 30 minutes - transfer to George Inlet lodge in motorcoach or van
  • 90 minutes - boat ride (includes loading and unloading time)
  • 90 minutes - mealtime
  • 30 minutes - transfer back to the dock

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests traveling with collapsible wheelchairs, walkers, and motorized scooters must be able to transfer 3-5 steps into the motorcoach and onto the boat. Please leave a comment during checkout if ADA accommodations will be required on tour.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

Small bags may be brought with you.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable container and snacks are allowed on tour.

Are food and drink included?

The highlight of this tour is the freshly prepared meal which is included. Beer and wine are available for guests 21 years old and over.

Are there gluten-free/Celiac friendly food choices?

The only items included in the meal that won't be gluten-free are the butter and the dessert. The rest of the meal is gluten-free friendly. Unfortunately, there are no alternate dessert choices to offer.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces. Wheelchair assistance is available upon request.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Layered clothing and water-resistant jackets are recommended.

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Customer Reviews
Sep 2023 - Michael B.

Excellent excursion, as promised!

Aug 2023 - Susan S.

This is a great excursion. The crew was wonderful. And the crab feast is amazing!

Jun 2023 - Scott R.

This was a great tour. Our small group of 6 was picked up on the pier. We stopped on the way to the George Inlet Lodge and were lucky enough to see bald eagles and black bears! The boat trip was informative and the crab feast was amazing! I don't think I've ever turned down crab but this crab was so good and plentiful that we were all stuffed and happy!!

Jun 2023 - Erin W.

The crab feast was amazing! So much food and the crab was fresh and sweet. We enjoyed the boat ride with Captain Rusty and Tara. Very informative. Well worth the money! 5 stars all the way!!!

Oct 2019 - Alperdis K.

Of the three excursions we took; this was our favorite! Everyone on staff was very friendly and professional! Not only did we get an awesome wilderness exploration but all you could eat dungenous crab with cheesecake for dessert!

Sep 2019 - Guylyn D.

Great experience!

Sep 2019 - Lisa O.

Really enjoyed the excursion. Easy to find meeting location and they provided a nice ride to and from the Lodge

Aug 2019 - Ron R.

The best! We saw tons of wildlife including amazing bald eagles.

Aug 2019 - Vincent G.

This was a good outing but I wish there was a little more to the boat tour. We lucked into some good eagle pictures and the crab info was cool but the rest was just a boat ride. THE CRAB MEAL WAS FANTASTIC. Don t want to ask for too much but I wish we had more time to eat.

Aug 2019 - Kenn G.

5 stars but overpriced

Aug 2019 - Kelly F.

The crab tour was the best! The guide was extremely lovable and she really presented herself professionally. We were excited to catch the crab and to see all the wildlife that were out through the tour. The scenery was second to none. And The CRAB!!!! Absolutely the best crab feast we have ever been to! Not only did make us appreciate the nature we seen but you satisfied our craving for a delicious lunch. This definitely will be a go to again on our lists of best things we will look forward to!

Aug 2019 - Kelly H.

Very knowledgeable staff and the crab was delicious

Aug 2019 - Rhonda M.

Fun excursion learning about the Dungeness crab. We saw several eagles swoop down and grab a fish. The dinner was outstanding. Best crab ever! Employees are friendly and willing to make you happy.

Jul 2019 - Leigh H.

We had a great time seeing nature up close. The exploration was educational and interesting. An eagle swooped right next to our boat to grab a fish. It was exciting. The Crab Feast was beyond delicious! My mother has mobility issues they helped her in every way; they even cracked her crab for her!

Jul 2019 - Joerg A.

We had a good time. Everyone involved did their best to make it entertaining and informative. The trip essentially is a couple of hours on the water incl. inspecting a crab trap plus a couple of hours eating such crabs. The weather was wonderful and the crabs tasted great. A good day out.

Jun 2019 - Guiping X.

Truly enjoyed the experience. The crab feast is wonderful.

Jun 2019 - Robyn C.

Fabulous Dungeness Crab all you can eat. Picked up in Ketchikan, and taken for a 20 minute drive out to the lodge. Cruise on the lake with commentary then taken to see a crab pot lifted from the water. On our return to the lodge we were given as much freshly cooked crab as you wanted. Straight from the pot. Absolutely beautiful. A salad and cheesecake were served as accompaniments. Well worth the shore excursion, booked direct with Alaskan Shore Excursions

Jun 2019 - Sahily C.

The views were magnificent and the crab was so delicious, the experience was worth every penny!

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Duration: 4 hours

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Adult: $199.00

Child (Ages 3-12): $159.00

Ages 2 and Under

Infant : $0.00

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