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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. […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Watching whales in the Inside Passage

Humpback whales at Dundas Island on a 12-Day Inside Passage Cruise

On the second day of one of our southbound Learn to Cruise trips, we came across these two humpback […]



The gift of experience

Everyday I think to myself how lucky Jeffrey and I have been able to run the David B as a tour boat for the last nine years, and that we've […]