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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 […]



Dalls porpoises riding on the David B’s Bow

Something I look forward to every year when we are running trips on the David B are the occasional visits by Dalls porpoises. These mid-sized sea mammals that looks deceptively […]



The ice mountain is well disposed toward you

There's often a cold breeze blowing off the glacier when we arrive to admire it's icy blue front. Wind that can make July feel like January. It plays games with my seasonal […]



Close Encounter

Some days are simply perfect. The weather's warm. The skies are blue. The water flat calm, and the line between sea and sky is almost indistinguishable. We had a day […]



Four days in the San Juan Islands

Sea blush and a fossil at Sucia Island.

Early spring is one of my favorite times in the Pacific Northwest. It a time where the wildflowers brighten up the landscape in […]



Verney Falls in August

When we enter Nettle Basin on our Southbound Inside Passage cruise between Ketchikan and Bellingham, we always hope we'll find bears at Verney Falls. In mid-August the salmon come home […]



I heart the David B

Sand drawings at Wood Spit on an Alaska cruise

Our guests love the David B! Since we only take six guests on the boat per cruise, we work hard to […]



Going Ashore in the Wilds of Alaska

From the bow of the skiff, I watch for bears and submerged rocks as we close in on the beach. In the final moments before I hop out, Jeffrey cuts […]



Listening to Crows

Crow keeping a watchful eye on me

When people ask what I do for a living, I respond that Jeffrey and I run a tour boat in Alaska, and if […]



That time we anchored in Tracy Arm…

Trying new things

David B anchored at Tracy Arm Mud Flats

It was maybe the coolest thing we did all summer, and it wasn’t planned at all. I didn’t really mean to be […]