Finding the Boat

Bellingham, Washington

In Bellingham, you can board the David B at our slip in Squalicum Harbor near Gate 5.

  • From Roeder Avenue, turn into Squalicum Harbor at the Coho Way Entrance.
  • At the second stop sign, turn left onto South Harbor Loop Drive. Go approximately 0.1 mile, past the public restrooms, and turn right into the parking area. Commercial fishermen often will have their nets stored here. (If you reach the Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park before turning right, you’ve gone too far.)
  • Continue SW within the parking lot until you can see Bellingham Bay. There are some large green dumpsters that are very obvious on the right.
  • There is a ramp down to the docks near the dumpsters. Look for the small “Gate 5” sign on the pole to the left of the ramp. There are often blue dock carts available at the top of the ramp if you need one for your luggage. Walk down the ramp to the float docks, take a left at the bottom of the ramp and continue along that float until it bends to the right and you come to the David B slip on the right.
  • Give Christine a call at: 360-201-8184 if you get lost!

Parking in Squalicum Harbor

  • Please note that if you plan to park in Squalicum Harbor for more than 3 days, you must register your vehicle with the Harbor Office.  (722 Coho Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 – 360-626-2542 – open from 8am to 5pm)
  • Once your vehicle is registered – Park near Gate 5, or otherwise directed by the Harbor Office, for free. This lot is monitored by security and cameras, but please stow any valuables out of sight since this is still a public area and open 24/7.

 

View the David B’s Slip on a larger map.

Ketchikan, AK

In Ketchikan, we are almost always docked at a marina called Bar Harbor.

  • We will call or text you when we arrive and are assigned a slip, and we will leave a message for you with our slip assignment.
  • Christine’s cell is: 360-201-8184 just in case you need to contact her.
  • It’s about a mile from the downtown area to Bar Harbor, which is long way to walk with luggage, so we usually recommend a taxi.
  • The pier leading out to the boats is between a set of apartments and the Bar Harbor Restaurant (2813 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, AK).
  • From the end of the pier where the taxi drops you off, you should be able to see the David B’s green and white pennant flying from our mast.
  • Head down the, often, very steep ramp to the boat.

Petersburg, AK

There are 2 places in Petersburg where we meet passengers: North Harbor and South Harbor.

  • We will call or text you when we arrive and are assigned a slip, and we will leave a message for you with our slip assignment.
  • Christine’s cell is: 360-201-8184 just in case you need to contact her.
  • North Harbor is accessed from the end of Excel street. Go down the covered ramp next to the harbormaster’s office, take a left at the bottom, and then a right onto one of the two long piers that go to the boats.
  • South Harbor can be accessed from a parking area at the end of Sing Lee Alley. Go down the covered ramp and take a right onto the first pier.

Juneau, AK

In Juneau we tie up at the Intermediate Vessel Float.

  • Christine’s cell is: 360-201-8184 just in case you need to contact her.
  • The IVF is at the southwest corner of the parking area for the Mount Roberts Tram. Taxis often make stops there.
  • Go between the Taku Smokery and the memorial and Watch Out for Fork Lifts going between the pier and Taku.
  • Go down the covered ramp to the boat.

Auke Bay, AK (20 Minutes North of Juneau)

In Auke Bay we dock at Statter Harbor and most taxi cabs in Juneau are familiar with getting there.

  • Statter Harbor address is 11497 Auke Bay Harbor Rd, Juneau, AK.
  • Christine’s cell is: 360-201-8184 just in case you need to contact her.
  • Once you arrive at Statter Harbor, simply go down the ramps and look for our green and white David B flag.