Private tour with an excellent captain and unconditional recommendation! We booked the Esther G for a private tour while our Holland America Ship was docked in Sitka. We wanted a private experience catered to our needs and wants since we had our father with us who is slightly handicapped and in need of a scooter to walk long distances. Davey met us just steps from his boat and was immediately helpful in making sure our father was comfortable and able to enjoy the tour. Due to the shuttle buses from the dock our ship was at to the visitors center in Sitka where we were to meet Davey could not accommodate our scooter but on one of the shuttles running we were nearly 30 min late meeting Davey. I immediately told him to just adjust the tour to accommodate our being late so that his schedule would not be interrupted. However, while on the tour he made some phone calls and changed his schedule so he could give us the complete tour. Within minutes of boarding we were surrounded by several humpback whales getting an up close encounter with them. Needless to say this was amazing. After spending a good amount of time with the whales we were off to see if we could find bears. On our way we passed several little islands with otters and birds. We also passed an island that was literally covered with Bald Eagles. While we did not find a bear the scenery was amazing and the knowledge Davey had was very educational and fun to listen to. Would highly recommend this tour or any services Davey offers on the Esther G.