I’ve been coming to Alaska for 10 years. I have had encounters with Bald Eagles every time. I’ve seen them attack people to the point of hospitalization. I’ve seen them knock people off cliff sides onto jagged rocks. I have even been in a fist fight with one in a parking lot.
Today however was the most impressive Bald Eagle display I have ever seen. While taking a crab boat loaded with tourists to a secret island in Alaska, I fed 60+ eagles as they swooped inches over our heads.
But the coolest thing was when 30 full grown bald eagles all caught a wind draft and hovered effortlessly, as if they were floating in thin air. This took place less than six feet away. You could reach out and pluck eagles from the sky!
This was the start to our Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour in Ketchikan Alaska. Earlier in the week I was assaulted by a 50 pound Pacific Giant Octopus. The slippery creature wrapped up my legs to trip me and thought it would be a good idea to spit 5 gallons of water in my face. I’m sure that will make YouTube at some point.
Then we hauled up our King Crab pots, our Snow Crab pots, our Prawn pots and our Halibut gear!
I am finding tons of excitement in seeings the joy on peoples faces as they have these new and amazing experiences on our tour. It is such genuine happiness that it’s contagiousness can not be dodged!
This must be why we are rated the #1 tour in Ketchikan Alaska and in the top 10 world wide ‘MUST DO TOURS’ by the Cruise Lines.
If you are on your way to Ketchikan Alaska this summer, you really don’t want to miss this. It is hands down the best thing you can do around here and I will be there with you the whole way!
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Photo by: Erin Sinnokrak