Sea cucumbers are slow-moving, tube-like echinoderms, like sea urchins and starfish. They can grow up to 50 cm and a width of 5 cm and have a smooth, soft, cylindrical body, with red-brown to yellowish leathery skin. Caught in the waters of Southeast Alaska, sea cucumber is rich in omega 3s and other minerals, recognized for the beautiful texture of its flesh and its therapeutic properties.
Our Diving Process
We only work with licensed and permitted divers that have years of experience harvesting sea cucumber and have extensive knowledge of the waters of Southeast Alaska. The protected bays and inlets in the Ketchikan area make for the ideal habitat and breeding ground for sea cucumber.
These divers meticulously and individually pick by hand sea cucumbers from the sea floor and jagged rock beds that line the coast. Armed with scuba diving equipment, our divers spend hours each dive session to select the highest quality sea cucumbers.
Flavour & Texture
Although the sea cucumber may appear strange, each cucumber carries a distinct, sweet taste with a tender texture.