For fans who are fairly new to the show…The Sea Star was one of the original featured fishing boats on ‘Deadliest Catch’ and was prominent in both ‘Deadliest Season’ and season 1 of ‘Deadliest Catch’. In season 2 & 3, the skipper–Larry Hendricks–was consultant to the show along with Sig Hansen of the F/V Northwestern. In season 4, the Sea Star was once again called to duty by providing it services to the film crews of ‘Deadliest Catch’, and operating as the main chase boat for at sea filming. In this video clip, a tour was taken of the boat and its the same exact tour that lucky fans who visit Seattle have been enjoying all year. If you make it to the west coast, consider making the Sea Star at Fishermen’s Terminal one of your stops and let yourself experience actually standing on one of the ‘Deadliest Catch’ fishing vessels! Information from the video clip:
The Sea Star is a crab fishing boat that is featured in Season One of the Discovery Channel hit series “The Deadliest Catch” and has since become the “chase boat” for that series. This means that the Sea Star is the boat that “chases” the other boats while loaded with a camera crew in order to help them film the exterior shots of the other boats on the show while they are out to sea. IF YOU ARE IN SEATTLE YOU CAN ACTUALLY TOUR THE SEA STAR WHILE IT IS DOCKED! The current location of the boat is at Dock 9 at Fisherman’s Terminal in Ballard. The entrance is literally the first street you can turn west on after the south end of the Ballard Bridge. You can also go to http://www.seastartours.com or call Mike Day at 206-550-2623 for more information or more specific directions.
ALSO, the Sea Star will be at that location only through September 9th, 2008 because then it will sail to the Boats Afloat Show at Chandler Cove (Lake Union) and will be there from September 10-15. Then it will be back at Fisherman’s Terminal until approximately the end of September, when it will then set sail for he Bering Sea to prepare for filming the King Crab season for Deadliest Catch.
SO GO TOUR THIS BOAT WHILE YOU CAN because you may not get another chance until after the January-March Opilio Season next year sometime!