Dungeness Crabbing - A Classic Alaskan Outing
Many southerners have heard of Alaskan King and Opilio crabs that are harvested at depths of several hundred feet. We find that fewer have had the opportunity to experience the shallower and succulent Dungeness crab. Our Dungeness crab is much like the blue crab found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. 'Dungies' are just as sweet, but much larger and meatier. Because they are readily accessible and fine table fare, locals have a deep-rooted connection to the Dungeness crab. A crab feast in Alaska is a treat to savor.
Our objective will be to catch Dungeness crabs. However, as you spend the day as an average Alaskan, you will find that there is so much more to the experience. Beachcombing, fishing, and exploring Alaska's wildlife and glacially carved landscape are a few of the options you will have during your personal and customized tour.
A Day Well Spent
A favorite pastime for the average Alaskan looking to relax is to go crabbing. We get together with a few friends, jump in a skiff, and drop a few crab pots. Now that's what we call a day well spent.
A Family Outing
For the family with curious children this hands-on tour is extraordinary. Retrieved pots will be emptied onto the skiff deck, allowing everyone the opportunity to touch, measure, and learn about various Alaskan sea creatures.
What's in the pot?
The excitement in crabbing lies in the anticipation that builds as you pull the pot from the ocean floor. Then sit on the skiff's deck and learn about the sought-after 7-inch "keeper" male Dungies as well as the opportunistic interlopers that have also entered the pot.