‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Josh Harris Has ‘Life-Changing Experience’ in New Video From Hawaii

by Courtney Blackann

“Deadliest Catch’s” Josh Harris is having the time of his life in Hawaii – just a bit warmer than the raging seas of Alaska. And he’s showing off an amazing experience he recently had. While Harris is usually in the wheelhouse plotting out fishing courses, this time he gets in the water for a manta ray tour which he admits he’s nervous about.

In two separate posts on instagram, the “Deadliest Catch” star shows both before the tour and after. He joins his buddy (who runs the company) along with his brother and best friends as they embark on this new adventure. Suiting up for the tour, they’ll take a dive in the waters near Kona, Hawaii.

Harris jokes about getting eaten by something and warns this may be the last entry in his phone. However, his nervousness subsides when the tour guide laughingly tells him it he promises it won’t be.

The group looks extremely excited (and only a little nervous) as they put float devices around their ankles for safety. While we don’t have actual footage of the dive yet, Harris did post a video following the tour. He and his buddies are completely amped as Harris describes the experience as “life-changing.”

So, the “Deadliest Catch” captain obviously survived. And we’re thrilled he had such an amazing experience with the large animals.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Follows Father’s Footsteps to Hawaii

If you’re a fan of the show, you know that Josh Harris’ father, Phil, was a major influence on him before he died. Harris looked up to the seasoned fisherman and wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a fishing captain.

Additionally, Harris also literally followed his father’s footsteps all the way to Hawaii for “Deadliest Catch: Bloodline.” The show came into being out of pure accident after Harris discovered some old fishing maps his father left behind. Harris, along with co=captain Casey McManus, thought it would be an adventure to go see about those spots.

Some Discovery producers thought it would be fun too. They decided to tag along and film – and see what came of it.

“…we’re getting on an airplane and we’re going to Hawaii. We’re really doing it. They were already filming us doing the boat stuff. So they’re like, ‘well, we’ll, we’ll tag along to this. This sounds interesting.’ And they [Discovery] do a full-blown show! We didn’t anticipate that we were going to shoot for this, it just kind of happened.  I’ll say that there’s talks about still going back and doing another round [of Bloodline],” Harris said.

He additionally said the experience made him feel incredibly close with his father and gain an understanding of the late fisherman.

“Also, I learned about what my dad was doing it in Hawaii, and running into people that he met and things like, [my dad] had a sign that’s on the walls still today in this office [which] is kind of funny to read what he’d wrote to people. Because I remember, back in the day, when we get together and do the Catch Cons and the stuff that he would write on people’s autograph cards,” he said.