We used Dave's water taxi service to take a day hike over to Grace Ridge. His boat has a nicely sheltered cabin that kept the cold out and a friendly dog that accompanied us. He seemed knowledgeable about the area, especially the wildlife, which he was happy to share. Most importantly, Dave took us over and got us back in a timely fashion. Moreover, he and his wife Louise were nice people that seemed to take good care of their clients and of the natural resources around them. They are running a family business and it gives off that vibe. I got the impression they would have helped us out of any jam, should the need have arisen. We will use them again next time we're in Homer, and recommend them to anyone else too.