A boat is docked next to a body of water

Petersburg Guided Tour of the Docks

A guided tour along the pier where you will learn about the different types of fishing boats and gear, as well as some best fishing practices.

  • A guided tour along with pier.
  • You will learn about the different types of fishing boats and fishing practices.
  • See many different types of boats, such as commercial fishing boats and sports vessels.
  • Learn about the sustainability of Alaska’s fisheries.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Average physical condition.

  • Duration

    45 mins

  • Max. passengers

    180

  • Booking code

    A-PSG5

  • From

    £ 24

  • Notices

    Wear appropriate, warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Fishing has long been an important industry in Alaska, forming the lifeblood of many towns and settlements along the long and wild coastline. Explore this thriving industry on a tour around the Petersburg docks. You will be met by a local guide, who will be either a retired commercial fisher or someone involved in the fishing industry, for a guided tour along the Petersburg harbours. Commercial fishing is the lifeblood of this coastal community.

The three harbours are homeport to over 400 commercial and sport vessels. It’s common to see many different types of boats, such as tugs, small cruise ships, charter boats, salmon trollers, seiners, gillnetters, longliners and crabbers. You will often see fishers at work while you stroll the docks.

You will learn about the sustainability of Alaska’s fisheries as well as the different types of fishing gear groups and how they work. You might even hear a story or two from the fishers preparing their boats.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Wear appropriate, warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Walking information: Yes, on the docks, there may be steep ramps and low tides.

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.