Captain Davey Lubin is a USCG licensed 100 ton master with 40 years of experience on the waters, beaches, and wildlands of Southeast Alaska. He holds a BS in forest sciences and is a certified Alaska biology teacher. He fished commercially for ten years, worked as a fisheries biologist and a US Forest Service botanist. He has been teaching Alaska natural history since 1986. Davey has served on the Alaska state trails board, the SEAtrails (Southeast Alaska Trail System) board and Sitka Whalefest board.
Currently, Davey is working towards a master’s degree in mental health counseling. He plans to "infuse the healing nature of nature!” into his professional practice. He loves to subsistence hunt, fish, gather and garden. He has SCUBA dived extensively in Southeast Alaska and kayaked thousands of miles along the north Pacific coast. Natural history and boating are not only his professions, but they are also his passions.
Davey lives happily on the shore of beautiful Sitka with his wife (executive director of Sitka Sound Science Center), two daughters, and ocean-going poodle.
What we'll do
Here, on the extreme western edge of the primeval Tongass National Forest, stretches the mighty Gulf of Alaska and the nutrient-rich waters of Sitka Sound. This is an amazing place...one that is literally teeming with wildlife! Whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, porpoises and fish, as well as puffins, murrelets, eagles, brown bears and much more are our closest neighbors. Those interested in truly wild places and in photographing, listing, or simply experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of wildlife will be absolutely delighted with our trips.
Three and four-hour excursions, as well as other more extensive trips, are available. Join us for up close and personal whale watching and bird watching.
On our four-hour trips we routinely visit Saint Lazaria Island National Wildlife Refuge, the "center of the universe”, in my mind! Here we immerse ourselves amongst incredible congregations of seabirds, as well as birds of prey, colorful inter-tidal organisms and marine mammals all in the setting of a dramatic volcanic island, steadfast, at the edge of the wide pacific and in the shadow of majestic Mount Edgecumbe.
For those who love the natural world, especially bird watching, Saint Lazaria Island, with its surrounds, is a pinnacle of perfection!
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 3 or 4 hours
*Private boat of up to 6 passengers
*In most cases, we accommodate a maximum of six passengers/trip. However, in some instances, if your party has more than six passengers, we may be able to arrange for multiple vessels to travel simultaneously, in tandem
*Please call 513-512-5946 to confirm your groups specific departure time and availability