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David B in North Dawes

Small Charter Yacht in Alaska

This photo was from August last year. It was a beautiful calm overcast day and we had just spent the morning in the skiff running up to Dawes glacier. For several hours where we got to explore Endicott Arm and watch Dawes Glacier calve ice. On our way back to the boat we tucked into nooks and crannies along the edge of the fjord, stopped to photograph seals and birds and admired an untold number of waterfalls. This image of the David B was taken as we were coming back to our anchorage in North Dawes.

For more information about trips similar to this one visit our Alaska Southbound Juneau to Petersburg page.

Pre-Order your copy of David B and the Terrible Rocks

PRE-ORDER DAVID B AND THE TERRIBLE ROCKS

David B is now a children’s book character! Join David B and his marine and forest friends on adventures in the Great Salmon Sea! David B and the Terrible Rocks is the first in a planned series of books to inspire children’s curiosity in nature, problem-solving, and social skills. The series is eye-catching, witty, and a delight to both parent and child. Recommended age 3-5 years old.

Kids Book David B and the Terrible RocksDavid B didn’t want to go home to Comfy Cove. He wanted to stay up late, just like the big boats that would pass by his anchorage in the middle of the night. Instead of going home, he decided to keep on exploring. As it turned to night, David B marveled at how the water sparkled in the moonlight. The moon began to set, and his wonder turned into caution, then fear as he remembered an old tale of boat-eating rocks that would come to life on moonless nights. In the dark, he hears something breathing, but it’s not the scary rocks. It’s something else…

Written by Christine Smith and Illustrated by Rebecca Rothman.

Available December 2018 in paperback. Pre-order now for the Holidays.

Estimated ship date December 10, 2018.

$19.95 + Shipping and Sales Tax for Washington State Residents.




David B at Anchor in Port Neville

When we anchor at Port Neville, We usually keep our eyes on the beach watching for brown and black bears. This year when we went for a skiff ride, I looked the other way and was treated to a spectacular view of mountains on Vancouver Island. The David B seemed so cozy in this anchorage with a curl of smoke coming out of the wood stove’s chimney. I don’t remember exactly what I was cooking for dinner that night, but I know bread was rising on the counter and would soon be baking and making the galley smell irresistible.

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– Christine

A small cruise ship at anchor in the Inside Passage
David B at anchor in Port Neville with the wood cookstove .

Drone footage of the David B docking in Bellingham

On our last day of the season, our boat neighbor had his drone out and got some nice footage of the David B coming home.

New Drink Station

We are always looking for new ways to make your experience on the David B even better. This week we added a new drink station with a sink, ice maker, and cooler. It’s a small thing, but it’s the small things that count.

Interior of the small cruise ship David B
Recently completed drink station on the David B

 

2017 Season Begins!

David B 2017 Season Begins
Christine waves as the David B leaves Squalicum Harbor.

From Jeffrey & Christine,

We are super excited to begin our 2017 Northwest Navigation season April 27th! We will be taking a family of seven to the San Juan Islands.

Plus next week we’re going to start sending out trip recaps so you can enjoy all our adventures as they happen!

April 15, 2017 – Open Boat Thanks & Tin Hat Project Reveal

From Christine and Jeffrey,

Thank you to everyone who helped us with the Tin Hat Project and everyone who came to our open boat on Saturday. This was an incredibly fun project that turned out more beautiful than we imagined!

 

Many thanks to our Open Boat Guests & Miss Stacy Shearman for the lovely bouquet!
Many thanks to our Open Boat Guests & Miss Stacy Shearman for the lovely bouquet!

Tin Hat Update – Putting on the Hat

New pilothouse for Alaska small cruise boatWe reached a major milestone in the Tin Hat Project this week, we put on the hat.

Early Tuesday morning just in time for sunrise we got underway. It was cold, sunny and beautiful on Bellingham Bay as we moved the David B from our slip in Squalicum Harbor to the Landings at Colony Wharf where a crane was ready to lift the Tin Hat from the shore and place it on the David B. Check out our latest video update to see us driving the David B as a convertible, the Tin Hat being lifted and set in place, and then heading back to our slip.

Thank you to Fluid Fabrication for a great job on the Tin Hat, and thank you to The Landings at Colony Wharf for a such an impressive move!

Now that The Hat is on, we have a lot of work to do to get it outfitted and ready to go for spring! We hope you’ll keep following our progress and maybe even come along on a trip with us in Alaska, the Inside Passage or in the San Juan Islands this summer to experience for yourself the new and improved David B!

-Christine