The Siberian American: Catching Crabs: A Crab Feast Excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska

Monday, August 17, 2015

Catching Crabs: A Crab Feast Excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska

On Wednesday I mentioned that I love crab, so today I wanted to tell y’all about one of the neatest shore excursions I have done—pulling out crab pots in Alaska….and eating them at an all-you-can-eat crab feast!


The last time we were in Ketchikan, my in-laws surprised me with an excursion that was right up my alley—learning about how locals set up crab pots for Dungeness crabs. We set off on a small boat, surrounded by the incredible scenery of the Tongass National Forest. Our guide told us all about setting up the crab pots and even had us pull crab pots that had caught crab.


We learned that a crab would stop moving if placed on its back, so the guide flipped the crabs over and handed them to us. I may or may not have squealed as she handed one to me. Then, we headed to the George Inlet Lodge with our crab pots in tow to feast!


There is nothing like eating fresh crab. It was so sweet and practically melted in my mouth (though that might have a little to do with all the butter I used!). It was seriously one of the best meals I have ever had.

After eating all the crab we could handle, we had a crab shell-stacking contest. We kept cracking up as we attempted to make the tallest tower.


I am up for any opportunity to eat crabs, but the scenery and the beautiful George Inlet Lodge made this excursion an experience I would love to repeat.


Have you ever been to Alaska?

19 comments:

  1. Those crabs are huge! Woah! I would have squealed too haha. This sounds like such a fun adventure!

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  2. I would love to go to Alaska! All summer long cruise ships dock right outside our apartment for the Alaskan cruise and it makes me so jealous! I think my friend used to work in a cannery in Ketchikan during the summer.

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  3. I'm just always so in awe of your experiences and how your pictures capture everything perfectly!

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  4. WOW those are huge! This looks like such a fun experience, and what a beautiful place!

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  5. Yum! That sounds like so much fun...and delicious! Last year I went to Alaska to fish the salmon run and I had so much fun, plus it was so beautiful there!

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  6. oh my gosh, i would have squealed as well haha. the scenery is gorgeous!

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  7. This looks so fun! Nothing beat fresh seafood! Come link up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my gosh....this looks like so much fun!!! Those crabs look delicious. The food was definitely one of my favorite things about Alaska!! :)

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  9. My husband loves crab, and an excursion like that would be right up his alley! He keeps on talking that we need to go to Alaska!

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  10. Whoa those crabs are huge! What a fun and interesting experience!

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  11. Looks like a beautiful location to enjoy some yummy food!! I love crab, but hate digging it out of the shell :( This sounds so good!

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  12. Um those crabs are huge! What a fun experience! I'm not really a seafood fan but I think catching crabs would be pretty fun and exciting! And that location is gorgeous!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  13. Oh wow how fun does this look? I wish I liked seafood because this would be so fun.

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  14. Those are some big crabs! Wow! Sounds like a lot of fun. :)

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  15. Girl you know how much I love seafood - this would have been the best excursion for me! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  16. Haha, I love your stack! That would be such a fun experience, and the view is incredible!

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  17. So much fun, look at the size of those crabs! Sadly, I'm allergic to seafood but I would this looks like a lot of fun up until the eating part ;-)

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  18. I'm totally into Deadliest Catch, so this would be right up my alley! How fun!

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  19. I love me some crab! Well, Blue Crabs, the only kind I've ever eaten. I don't know how I feel about other versions...

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