Port & Harbors
Ketchikan’s “First City” is the
gateway to the inside passage. Come visit Ketchikan’s
harbors, watch the wildlife, go fishing, enjoy the
Native culture, and spend time shopping.
Port & Harbors Department operates and maintains
six boat harbors: Bar Harbor South, Bar Harbor North,
Thomas Basin, Casey Moran, Knudson Cove, and Hole-In-The-Wall;
the Port of Ketchikan, and three launch ramps.
Upon arrival, contact the harbormasters on VHF
channels 16 or 73 (preferred) and stop by our new
harbormaster office to register. Harbormasters are
on duty seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., May
through September. The harbormaster office is open
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is
located in the parking lot above Bar Harbor North.
The new building has public restrooms and showers
for your convenience. There is a public telephone,
and Internet access is available upon request.
Ketchikan has three fuel docks. Two are located
south of town, near the Coast Guard Base, and one
to the north end of town, across from the airport.
There are tidal grids at Thomas Basin and Bar Harbor.
Reservations are required for the use of grids.
The gear float is located in Bar Harbor South and
is available at no charge. There are two cranes
and a hoist available. The harbors are in close
proximity to 72-hour parking lots, restrooms, showers,
laundry facilities and grocery stores. Public transportation
includes a local bus route, taxis, airport shuttles,
and a water taxi.
The Corps of Engineers recently engaged Cornell
University to complete a study relative to harbor needs for the State of
Alaska. This is a large document, may take a few minutes to load.
PHYSICAL LOCATION &
2933 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901