This last crabbing season, Discovery once again put the Sea Star and her crew into action as the main chase boat for filming season 4 of ‘Deadliest Catch’. If you keep a close eye on current episodes, you’ll catch just a little glimpse of her every once in a while. And here’s a thought we may not think of too much but, we often see the featured fishermen and boats as they ride up and cut through some of the most vile wave action to be imagined. Well those fishing vessels aren’t out there alone. Cameramen from Original Productions are not only embedded the featured boats, some of them film from chase boats, and those vessels suffer through the same gales, blizzards, ice storms, confused seas,etc…We just never see them.
So that’s why it’s exciting to hear that once again the Sea Star will be offering tours this summer to interested visitors in the Seattle area!
The Sea Star and Captain Larry Hendricks have been there since the beginning of Deadliest Catch. The Sea Star was part of the 3 hour Pilot Deadliest Season and the first season of Deadliest catch. It since has been a part of the Production side of series as Larry explained. The Sea Star has been the chase boat and coordinating the other boats involved and such. This Saturday is the Grand Opening of The Deadliest Catch Boat Tour and Gift Shop (shirts, hats and fun items of the TV series). Head for DOCK 9 at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle (South area of Ballard Bridge) Many of your Fav’s of other vessels like Northwestern, Time Bandit and Wizard plan to be there to meet and greet.
Tours will cost $10.00 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and children. Kids 5 and under are free. Our hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. and Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 A. M. to 6:00 P.M.