Meet our Deckhands


Christine is a born and raised Portlander and loves the fact that Portland is a small city with a big city feel. She has been with Portland Discovery for 4 years now and came to us as a recent graduate with a degree in education with a concentration in history; a perfect match for a tour guide! She loves sharing her love of the water and history with our guests and comparing all varied backgrounds and unique customs. Outside of Portland Discovery, Christine enjoys exploring new restaurants, going to the beach, visiting nearby islands, and is an annual participant in a local 10K road race, the Beach to Beacon.


Dave SpilsburyDave

Dave came to Portland from Utah, fell in love with the city and all the water, and never left. His son James began working for Portland Discovery as a deckhand and eventually as a captain, which led Dave to life as a deckhand and this summer he’ll be entering his 7th season. He would tell you he findsĀ it endlessly fascinating to see Portland Harbor and Casco Bay through the eyes of folks that come here from literally all over the world. “Everybody feels better after a boat ride.”