Thank you for your reservation! We look forward to having you aboard the David B. The following links will help you plan for your cruise. It includes tips for packing and recommendations for hotels, and travel to the boat.

Useful Information for all Cruises:

Policy Information –  Please have everyone in your party read our policies.

Trip Insurance – We encourage you to consider trip/travel insurance to protect yourself in the event you need to cancel your trip. We recommend: InsureMyTrip.

Passengers have also used travelguard.com if you would like to compare different options.

What to Bring – Suggestions for what to pack.

Contact Information – Contact information for crew, the David B, airports, tourism bureaus, and customs (if applicable). This is handy to provide to your family and friends in case of emergencies.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions about the Motor Vessel David B.

Covid Policies – All crew and passengers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. Testing before boarding may be required. We comply with all Canada, Alaska and Washington Travel Requirements.

Directions for Getting to the David B  – How to Find the Boat.

If you have any questions about any of our Passenger Policies feel free to contact Sarah in Reservations.

Required Forms for All Cruises:

Health and Liability – 1) download the pdf form, 2) fill out & save to your device, and 3) email back to us.

Every passenger must fill out the Health and Liability Form and return it to us at least 1 month prior to departure.

Every passenger must also provide proof of Covid vaccinations 2 weeks before their trip departure.

Glacier Bay Trips Only – Visitor Acknowledgment of Risk Form:

Glacier Bay VAR Form – 1) download the pdf form, 2) fill out & save to your device, and 3) email back to us.

Every passenger going to Glacier Bay must fill out both the Health and Liability Form and the Glacier Bay Visitor’s Acknowledgment of Risks Form and return them to us at least 1 month prior to departure. If you are unsure if your trip is going to Glacier Bay, just contact Sarah.

San Juan Islands Cruises:

Transportation to Bellingham and Accommodations

12-day Canadian Inside Passage and Learn to Cruise trips:

Please note that you will need to bring your passport or Enhanced Drivers License (Washington State Residents only) with you for all of our trips in Canada.

If you have had a DUI (Drinking Under the Influence) in the last 10 years you must contact our office.

Canadian Customs also restricts the transportation of firearms, alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and more than $10,000 in currency.

IMPORTANT – You must download the ArriveCAN phone app and provide Canadian customs with your passport and proof of Covid vaccination.

Please note that you can begin uploading your trip information at any time, but you can only finalize your information 72 hours before your trip departs.

We enter Canada on the 2nd day of the voyage. The app requires a quarantine location in case of Covid infection. We recommend using the address of a hotel in the port where we enter Canada. A hotel reservation is *not* required.

Northbound trips should use the address of a hotel in Nanaimo as their required quarantine location.
Southbound trips should use the address of a hotel in Prince Rupert as their required quarantine location.

Bellingham – Transportation to Bellingham and Accommodations

Ketchikan – Transportation to Ketchikan and Accommodations

8-Day Alaska Cruises:

Petersburg – Transportation to Petersburg and Accommodations

Juneau & Auke Bay (20 minute cab ride North of Juneau) –

Book Recommendations:

Reading list of the crew’s favorite books for Inside Passage and Alaska

Did we miss something? Contact Sarah if you have any remaining questions.