We started off our trip to Sitka with a four hour trip on Dave Lubin's Esther G II. Dave is a naturalist and biologist and expert on the area. He is also very personable. We saw numerous humpback whales, seals, seal lions, river and sea otters and abundant birdlife. We enjoyed our first trip with him so much that we scheduled a second four hour trip two days later. If we return to Sitka someday, Dave will be the first person we call.