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Per Person $205 USD
Child (Ages 12 and under) $149 USD
Infant (Ages 2 and under) $0 USD
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Just outside of the town of Ketchikan, at the end of a long remote road, you will find yourself at an old historic lodge on the shores of the George Inlet waterway. The property has had many lives in the past, in conjunction with all those businesses that thrive on water including mining and fishing. Built and opened in 1914, it morphed several times and at the end of the 90s, the lodge became a historic landmark, best use of it yet. Several buildings in other locations that come from the same period have been moved here to give you a real feel of the past and how things functioned back then.

You won't be alone but you will feel one with nature as you head towards the lodge. En route your driver will relate stories of the history and life in this area and before long you will disembark in the midst of the wilderness of the Tongass National Forest. You will find a series of steps but don't worry as the alternative is there for you, a van to transport you to the lodge easily. You will arrive hungry we hope, as you enter the warmth and old elegance of a traditional north woods lodge.

What better way to begin an Alaskan crab feast than with the very beginning - a first hand experience on the water learning all about this special profession. Your boat ride through the George Inlet provides an opportunity to not only see how it's done, you'll also have the option to help pull up the crab pots! Make sure to bring your camera, there is nothing more picturesque than experiencing the Alaskan wilderness from sea.

Back at the lodge, your crab feast awaits. This is a meal to dig into. As much Dungeness crab as you can eat, accompanied by baby red potatoes, salad and delicious dessert. Visit the buffet as often as you wish. As a matter of fact, have a contest at your table - who can eat the most crab! The prize is pride in your personal consumption, if you will.

Enjoy this very local treat in an authentic setting before returning to reality.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from the pier
  • Scenic wilderness boat cruise
  • All-You-Can-Eat local crab: option for chicken or vegetarian if dietary constraints
  • Accompaniments, dessert, soft drinks, coffee, tea
  • One free glass or beer or wine
  • Free time to look around and visit the gift shop

Days of Operation

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Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (4 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure time.
  • 10:30 AM (4 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure time.
  • 12:30 PM (4 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The weather can be changeable. Please dress in layers.
• Food and beverages as described are included in the tour.
• This tour may operate in reverse order.


• Please note that depending on the day, you may be transferred to the lodge in a larger bus.
• Meal is gluten free with the dessert the exception.
• Those preferring non-seafood meals will inform the tour operator upon arrival at the meeting location.
• Vehicles transferring you from the dropoff to the lodge are smaller and it may take several trips.
• Guests in wheelchairs or scooters must be able to walk a few steps in order to transfer into the transportation vehicle. You must inform ShoreTrips at the time of the booking.
• Children age 2 and under are free but a space for them must be reserved at the time of the booking.