David B Ship’s Blog


Skiffy-a-saurus Wins Again!

Skiffy-a-saurus Wins Again!
By Jeffrey Smith

We built a new skiff for this season and we’ve been really loving how much it’s changed things.

It was kind of a last minute decision, and the builders really rushed to get it done for us. We only loaded it on board the day before our season started, It’s huge by comparison to our old skiff (which by an interesting requirement at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, had been known as Skiffy.)  The new one is so big (to us) that we named it Skiffy-a-saurus.

We use it for all the things we […]



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 want to miss anything.

Male Killer Whale in Endicott Arm
So that’s why I was a little taken aback when I tried to help out another boat that was nearby so that they would see some orcas we had just spotted. When we find wildlife, […]



Trip #297 Petersburg to Juneau Recap – June 10-17, 2017

Where is the David B?
Sarah here,
Often when I take a phone call or answer an email, I get the question, "Where is the David B today?"

Usually I have to guess based on our sample itineraries, but now I don't have to!

Jeffrey recently installed a Garmin GPS unit, which updates the David B's location and often shows the many places along the way during a trip. You can see the David B's current location here: https://share.garmin.com/TheDavidB

I really like this screen shot of trip #297 (see the trip recap below) which shows the David B heading Northwest out […]