Category Archives: Education


A Chance Encounter

By Christine Smith

Orca at Wood Spit
Earlier in the day we were underway and heading into Holkham Bay with the intention of going for a hike on Wood Spit. Off in the distance, we spotted a couple of killer whales. They were moving fast and entering the bay. We tried to follow, but lost […]



Unfed – or – Whales Always Eat First

Highlights from our Whales and Marine Ecology of SE Alaska Trip with Josh McInnes

By Jeffrey Smith, Photos by Josh McInnes and Christine Smith

On the  David B we like to do what comes along. We do have a schedule like everyone else, but a lot of times we change it to respond to the moment. We don’t […]



Trip #295 Recap – Glacier Bay Photography Class – May 22-29, 2017

Trip #295 Glacier Bay Photography Class - Trip Recap
Glacier Bay is really, really amazing.

When we left for “the Bay” a week ago, I had this feeling that I always have as we depart -- what will we find on this adventure? It’s not about the things that we see on almost every trip, like […]



Trip #294 Recap – May 6 – 17, 2017 – Canadian Inside Passage

Trip #294 - Northbound Bellingham to Ketchikan Trip Recap
Twice a year the M/V David B relocates from Bellingham to Alaska - Northbound in May and Southbound in August. It takes us 12 days in total and there is a lot to see and do along the way. Here are Captain Jeffrey's highlights from this […]



New Glacier Bay Photography Cruise

This is really exciting! We are teaming up with AdventuresNW Magazine editor John D'Onofrio, and Quicksliver Photo Lab's Digital Imaging Specialist and instructor, Alan Sanders for an 8-Day Photography Cruise in Glacier Bay.We've been working with John and Alan over the last several months to develop a special cruise for photographers that combines all the excitement of our […]



Project Management Mastery – The Inside Passage Project

New Project Management Course Offered on the David B
Cheetah Learning Services has partnered with Northwest Navigation Co, to offer a unique new project management certification course. This course, Project Management Mastery - The Inside Passage Project recognizes that a long voyage requires a large amount of planning and strategy and yet it encapsulates all the concepts of […]



Announcing a new partnership with the Alaska Wilderness League

We Want You to join the
Alaska Wilderness League -- for FREE
Jeffrey and I have started a partnership with the Alaska Wilderness League this season and are offering all of our guests who will be traveling with us in Alaska, the option of a free year's membership and while supplies last, a thank you […]



Alaska Wilderness League Spotlights Jeffrey and Christine

The David B at anchor in Fords Terror in the Tongass National Forest.

One of our favorite non-profits is the Alaska Wilderness League. They've worked tirelessly for years to promote the use of public lands for the benefit of the public in Alaska's arctic and in the Tongass National Forest, which is near and dear […]



Christine to Talk at Northwest Women in Boating’s November Meeting

Christine will be in Seattle on November 18th to give a talk about her favorite plant and animals that she sees in the San Juan Islands, Inside Passage and Alaska.



Jeffrey to Give Talk on Winterizing Your Boat

Jeffrey and Christine will be at the Bellingham Yacht Club on November 12th to give an educational talk about winterizing your boat.

Bellingham Yacht Club
2625 S. Harbor Loop Dr.
Bellingham, WA. 98225
Date: November 12, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost $10